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Centaurus could be out soon

by on28 August 2019

Just don't get it drunk

Microsoft announced it will be holding a Surface hardware event in New York City on 2 October and is expected to unveil its dual-screen Surface laptop/tablet hybrid.

The dual-screen has been in development for more than two years. Codenamed "Centaurus" the new surface is designed to be the first of a wave of new dual-screen tablet / laptop hybrids that we're expecting to see throughout 2020.

Microsoft demonstrated this new device during an internal meeting earlier this year, signaling that work on the prototype has progressed to the point where it's nearing release. Still, it's not certain that Microsoft will show off this new hardware in October or even launch it.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella killed off the Surface Mini just weeks before its scheduled unveiling. If Microsoft does plan to show this dual-screen Surface device, then it won't be ready to ship immediately. Microsoft is currently targeting a 2020 release date for its dual-screen Surface.

Alongside Centaurus, Microsoft will likely refresh other Surface devices. The Surface Book is long overdue an update, and Microsoft's Surface Laptop and Surface Pro hardware could finally see the addition of USB-C ports this year. Even Microsoft's Surface Go tablet is more than a year old now and could see a minor refresh.

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