Microsoft has added a new design to the field of dual screen tablets, which can be used together or separately. The patent description relates to devices that may include first and second parts. The virtual magnetic hinge assembly can rotate and fix the two parts, but the user can separate the equipment parts according to their needs.
One example may include a first slender magnetic hinge assembly encapsulated at a first end of the first portion and a second elongated magnetic hinge assembly encapsulated at a first end of the second portion. The first and second slender magnetic hinge assemblies may deflect the first end together while allowing the first and second parts to rotate within a certain range. Microsoft points out that one of the advantages of virtual hinges is that dust is not likely to get into the hinges, and both sides can be used separately.
Although it is unlikely that we will see this design in Microsoft products in a short time, it is very suitable for use in an educational environment. For example, students with independent surface go tablets can connect them together to create a larger virtual canvas for team project work.