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Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro models (updated)

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Updated 11:23 a.m.: A video shows what looks like an even smaller version of the Surface Neo: the Surface Duo, a small hinged device that can be held in one palm and has phone functionality (so, effectively a new phone that's also a Surface?).

Updated 11:19 a.m.: Confirming some leaks, the Neo features Windows 10X, a streamlined version of the company's operating system optimized for dual-screen devices. It looks similar to Windows 10 but with Start menu differences.

Updated 11:09 a.m.: The latest announcement is the Surface Neo, a small dual-screen device that the company thinks is the "next category" between laptops and tablets. A 360-degree hinge opens up to two 9-inch displays, and it features a removable keyboard along with a pen docked to the back. Intel's inside, and it's coming for the 2020 holidays.

Updated 10:58 a.m.: Microsoft has announced the Surface Pro X, an ARM-powered model promising all-day battery life. It's the first ARM-based Surface since the Surface 2 in 2013, and features a 13-inch display and a custom version of Qualcomm's (NASDAQ:QCOM) Snapdragon 8cx processor called the SQ1. It's the thinnest Surface yet. Available Nov. 5 starting at $999.

Update: The Surface Pro 7 also gets a USB-C port and some updated internals to go with the same general look and 12.3-in display.

The Surface Pro 7 is $749, available for pre-order today, and ships October 22.

Microsoft (MSFT -2%) announces the Surface 3, which includes 13.5- and 15-in versions (the latter with an AMD (AMD -0.1%) rather than Intel (INTC -1.6%) processor) and the long-awaited USB-C port.

The company says the Surface 3 is two times faster than the Surface 2 and three times faster than Apple's MacBook Air.

Preorders are available today with shipping on October 22. The 13-in. model starts at $999 and the 15-in. at $1,199.

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