The Surface Duo represents Microsoft’s vision of the future of mobile computing. The company has made that clear on a number of occasions. So by that logic, this is just the beginning.
Personally, I’ve had positive experiences with the Surface Duo, but as is the nature of first-gen devices, there are areas of improve upon. So here is my wishlist of what I think those improvements should be.
Having spent the past year reading about Surface Duo, I sat idly as Microsoft execs teased it, and watched the media unbox and review it. After finally receiving my own unit and using it for a month, I’m ready to share my take on what it’s like switching to this dual-screen device.
I’d like to get this out of the way first; this is not meant to be a review, at least not in the traditional sense. So I won’t be going into depth over the hardware, or the specs, or the software, and instead focus on what it’s been like actually using the device on a day-to-day basis. Be it at work, at home, or on the go.
If you must, this is an experience review of the Microsoft Surface Duo.
Today is launch day for the all-new Surface Laptop Go, as well as the (new) Surface Pro X.
The Surface Laptop Go is a new entry in the Surface lineup, and the third device to use the ‘Go’ brand, a brand Microsoft used in the past on the Surface Go and Surface Go 2. All of these devices are budget-friendly and targeted mainly as a device for kids to use at school.
So how does the Surface Laptop Go stack up? And what compromises did Microsoft make to bring the price down to start at only $549? Hear it from the reviewers in this review roundup!
Surface Duo launched with incredible praise for its build quality and hardware, externally at least. Internally, Microsoft’s first foldable features last years specifications and misses out on a few key features, such as wireless charging, 5G, and NFC. Additionally, while it has a “peak mode” to quickly glance at notifications, it requires you to slightly open the device to view them, which is still somewhat of an inconvenience.
Many of these inconveniences, particularly the lack of NFC and quick access to notifications could be offset to a smartwatch, and that’s where this Surface Watch concept by Reiten Cheng comes in.
Surface Duo is here, the reviews are out, and people have finally gotten their hands on Microsoft’s first dual-screen device. While the reception to the software was mixed as some bugs have yet to be ironed out, the hardware was heavily praised.
To better understand just how much effort and attention to detail went into building the hardware of Surface Duo, here’s a technical look inside the device and everything that makes it feel so premium in the hand.
The day has finally come. It’s Surface Duo launch day! The hype has been at an all-time high and now, and the moment of truth has arrived.
Surface Duo has been in the hands of reviewers for about 3 weeks, and they’ve been putting the device thought its paces. While unable to review the software, they could talk about the hardware, which they’ve had nothing but praise for.
Now, the embargo on the software has lifted and reviewers are free to critique and discuss every aspect of Surface Duo. Watch them do so in the video reviews below.
The day has come. It’s Surface Duo launch day! If you’re one of the lucky ones to have gotten your device already, I’ve put together this compilation of how-to’s and tips to help get you up and running and making the most of your Surface Duo.
Surface Duo works great as a mobile computing device of its own, but it works even better when paired with your Windows 10 PC.
The Your Phone app on Windows 10 allows users to bring their mobile experiences to the PC, making it much more seamless to do things like answer calls, send text messages, check notifications, access your mobile camera roll, and even mirroring your mobile phone screen to your PC.
Here’s how to get it all set up.
Just because Surface Duo was designed to get you to work hard, doesn’t mean you can’t play hard on it too. And if you want to play hard, you’ll probably want to connect a controller to your Surface Duo.
Having a controller connected will allow you to set Surface Duo down, get comfortable, and play your favorite games in a more familiar manner. Here’s how.
If you’ve been keeping track of what happened since Microsoft first announced Surface Duo back in October 2019, I’m sure you’ll agree that its been quite a ride. With an endless stream of teases from Microsoft executives to reports of an early release.
That all behind us now. You have your Surface Duo, and are ready to get productive. Here’s how to set up your Surface Duo for the first time.