Microsoft said it’s looking to build a “mobile first” Windows 10 PC in China by 2019.
The company said Thursday that it plans to launch a device with a 12-inch screen and a Core i5 processor in 2019, the same year as its Surface Book line of laptops.
Microsoft will start with its Surface Pro line of tablets, priced at $799.
Microsoft said the Surface Book is a key part of the company’s strategy in China.
The Surface Book and Surface Pro are a combination of Surface tablets and an ultrabook that uses a 13-inch touchscreen display, a 10.1-inch diagonal, a 1080p display, and an Intel Core i7 processor.
Microsoft has also added a new keyboard, a USB-C port, a headset jack, a camera, and a power adapter to the Surface line of devices.
Microsoft is building a “multi-core” system that uses 16 cores for tasks like graphics and compute, but it’s not clear when the company plans to expand its Windows 10 Mobile platform to more devices.
The latest version of Windows 10, which will be released in the second half of 2019, includes support for the new Core i9 processor, which is the same one that will power the new Surface Book.