Microsoft’s Surface Book 3 will be equipped with a removable keyboard with a writing pad/notepad on the back side, according to a new patent application released today. This means that when you remove and flip the keyboard part from the Surface Book base, you’ll find a writing surface.
Microsoft says users may now use the Surface Pen to write notes on the Surface Book display device, but not entirely satisfactory. Microsoft is developing new Surface products, including an innovative section to capture handwritten marks: it includes a master cell and a removable writing input device, which is connected by a connectivity mechanism. The main cell of calculation consists of the main display device, while the writing input device carries the keyboard and writing surface. The writing surface also includes a digital converter that captures ink data in response to a user’s painting on a writing surface, and a writing display device that displays ink strokes associated with ink data that has been captured by a digital converter.
In one instance, the writing input device includes the first side (B), which includes the keyboard and trackpad. Users can interact with the keyboard and trackpad to provide input signals to the primary cell. The writing input device also includes a second side (B’), which includes a writing surface. Users can use pens, fingers, or other tools to paint on writing surfaces. The Surface Book 3 has not yet been officially released, but the company is expected to release details about the next generation of Surface Book in 2020.