Microsoft is approaching to exhibit an all-new dual-screen laptop/tablet hybrid, code-named Surface Centaurus, during a Surface Event this week.
This high-concept device has been rumoured for years, with Microsoft hinting on countless occasions that it’s operative on a new dual-screen 2-in-1 device. It’s widely approaching Microsoft is prepared to betray a Suface Centaurus to a world, along with a price, recover date and specs.
We’ve collected adult all a rumours for this sparkling gadget, as good as all a other inclination rumoured to be announced during a Surface Event. Scroll down for all we need to know about Microsoft’s Surface Centaurus.
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Microsoft Surface Centaurus – When will a Centaurus be announced?
Microsoft’s holding a Surface Event this week on 2 October, that is looking approaching to be when a Surface Centaurus is finally revealed. The livestream will flog off during 10am Eastern Time, or 3pm BST if you’re formulation on examination it in a UK. The Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Go 2 are all approaching to underline too.
Microsoft Surface Centaurus recover date – When is it entrance out?
With Microsoft nonetheless to even strictly endorse a existence of a Surface Centaurus, there is of march no petrify recover date only yet.
This hasn’t stopped a gossip indent though, with Forbes stating that IHS Markit analysts advise Microsoft’s dual-screen Surface will launch someday in a initial half of 2020. This means it’s doubtful we’ll see a Centaurus before Christmas.
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Microsoft Surface Centaurus price – How most will a Centaurus cost?
It’s too early for any arguable information on price, with no trickle or gossip indicating any total only yet. It’s protected to assume it will be costly though, and significantly some-more pricey than a stream £979 entry-model Surface Laptop 2. We’re awaiting models to operation anywhere between £1000 and £2000.
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Microsoft Surface Centaurus – What to expect?
Microsoft’s Surface Centaurus is widely approaching to be a foldable dual-screen laptop/tablet hybrid – consider of a super-sized version of a Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone, though in tablet/laptop form.
An IHS Market analyst, as reported by Forbes, suggests the Centaurus will have dual 9-inch screens featuring a 4:3 aspect ratio, as good as Intel’s new Lakefield hybrid processor, that uses a mixed of a performance-focused undisclosed 10nm Sunny Cove CPU (sharing a same design of Ice Lake and Comet Lake chips) and mixed smaller and some-more power-efficient 10-nanometer Tremont Atom cores.
Don’t worry if a specs go over your head. The Lakefield hybrid processor radically enables any inclination (be it a 2-in-1 cover or tablet) housing a chip will have an softened change between battery life and opening power. The video next offers some useful information on Intel Lakefield.
Centaurus is also approaching to run Windows Lite (aka Windows Core OS) that is a simplified chronicle of Windows 10 optimised to run on some-more inscription and touchscreen-orientated inclination against to normal clamshell laptops. On a program note, it’s also reported the Centaurus will be means to run Android apps, that outlines a vital change for Microsoft in a bid to make a portables some-more rival with a likes of Chromebooks.
Finally, Surface Centaurus looks to potentially underline an discretionary 4G LTE or 5G modem, permitting we to offshoot adult a internet but a need for a Wi-Fi network connection. This could good make it a decent choice for streaming games with a likes of Google Stadia, Nvidia GeForce Now or Microsoft’s really possess Project xCloud. The latter is approaching to play a large partial in a Surface Event, with an additional Xbox inscription reported to be shown off optimised for gaming around a cloud.