Microsoft has pushed the launch of Windows 10X and its dual-screen PC Surface Neo, until next year. The smaller Android-powered Surface Duo is expected to arrive later this year.
However, an interesting piece of information has surfaced regarding the development of Surface Neo and Duo. Serial leakster WalkingCat posted a video on Twitter that supposedly shows the internal testing of Microsoft’s dual-screen devices.
In the video, a person can be seen holding a Surface Neo unit in their hands, and a brain-computer interface being used to collect data as the person uses the device.
According to the video, this is an example of the rigorous testing being done by Redmond to make its devices user friendly. The setup is used to analyze factors such as the tension in the hand while holding the device, and whether the emotional health is good while holding it with a single hand.
Furthermore, Microsoft uses brain activity data to analyze productivity improvements while using the Surface Neo and Surface Duo. The speaker in the video says that a dual-screen device triggers more neural activity in the brain than a single screen device and helps in better processing of the information.
When Microsoft unveiled Surface Neo last year, it showed all the different scenarios where dual-screens could offer better productivity. For example, you can watch a movie on one screen and text with your friends on another. Or maybe an app can have extra controls on the secondary display.
However, this doesn’t mean that single-screen devices aren’t productive, the speaker argued. Depending on what situation you’re in, a different kind of device might help you in a better way.
Nonetheless, we can only wait for the dual-screen PCs to become mainstream and speculate on the various possibilities and features they will bring along.