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I only got a little time with the Duo and Neo, Microsoft’s new dual-display devices, but that little time made one thing clear: Microsoft has a wildly different approach to the collapsible device than just about everyone else.

It’s the busiest time of year for gadget makers, Microsoft included. We had some idea of what Microsoft had in store for today thanks to some well-timed leaks. That said, other than some telling photos, details were thin. But now the Surface Event 2019 is all done — and amazingly, Microsoft still had a few surprises up its sleeve. Here’s everything we know about the latest Surface products.

After years — YEARS — of rumours, Microsoft has finally announced its dual-screen Surface device, the Surface Neo. Panos Panay, chief product officer for Microsoft’s Devices Group, showed off the device at Microsoft’s annual Surface event alongside a whole slew of devices and a brand new version of Windows, Windows 10 X, that the Neo is expected to run on.

German website Winfuture is claiming that the next generation of Surface Laptop could be using AMD processors instead of the Intel CPUs found in every other Surface device. If true that’d be a big boon for AMD and a bit of an embarrassment for Intel.

Microsoft announced refreshes to three different computers today and its proof the company is committed to manufacturing computers, and not just to periodically releasing glitzy overpriced products to showcase Windows. We’re getting the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2, all with nice upgrades inside.

When the Surface Laptop was released a year ago, it immediately struck me as the Microsoft-built computer I'd been waiting for. You see, I've always admired the design of all of Microsoft's Surface products, but at the same time felt that they weren't exactly for me.

An update to Microsoft's well-received line of Surface devices is no doubt already in the works, but news from Thurrott's Brad Sams suggests we may see more than a few additions to the lineup as a whole. And if the showcase from Microsoft's competition is any indication, one of them, a second attempt at a dual-screen notebook, could be on its way as early as this year

Today, Microsoft announced the Surface Hub 2, and like many of the company's previous Surface products, it offers a tantalising view into a future filled with glorious touchscreen devices and effortless workplace collaboration. It looks totally sweet, and I'd love to have one on my wall at home right now. But after seeing multiple Surface generations come and go, I'm still wondering when all this fantastic tech becomes something that living up to its promise.

Companies keep trying to make tablets for education happen. Two weeks ago, Acer announced the $US329 ($428) Chromebook Tab 10, a confusingly-named slate running Chrome OS that was designed with students and teachers in mind. Then Apple followed that up with a revamped iPad featuring some new education apps and Apple Pencil support. But to me, neither of these devices truly hit the spot, because they still lack the one feature you need for real productivity: A keyboard.