Meet Windows 10x, A ‘New Expression' Designed For Dual‑Screen Devices
PCWorld|November 2019
Ten ten?
Brad Chacos

Nearly a decade after the fabled Microsoft Courier (go.pcworld. com/mscr) was strangled in its crib, PC makers desperately want dual-screen hardware to become a thing. Lenovo’s Yoga Book (go.pcworld. com/yoga) dropped all the way back in 2016, while Asus (go.pcworld.com/aspr), HP (go.pcworld.com/2s15), and even Intel itself (go.pcworld.com/inds) have all teased dual-display devices of their own in recent months. Now all that hardware is getting some much-needed software backup: At its recent Surface event, Microsoft revealed Windows 10X (ten ten?), a version of the popular operating system designed specifically for Windows devices with multiple displays, and championed by a dual-screen Surface Neo.

It’s “made to adapt to you in both form and function,” Microsoft hardware chief Panos Panay crowed during the Neo’s introduction. “Windows has always been about productivity, and now we take that to a new level on dual screens,” Microsoft’s Carmen Zlateff explained during a dedicated reveal of Windows 10X itself.

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