Surface Duo 2: My Wishlist Of Improvements

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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.

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Surface Duo: An Experience Review

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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.

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Surface Laptop Go Review Roundup

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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!

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This Surface Watch concept would be the perfect Surface Duo companion

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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.

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A technical look inside the Microsoft Surface Duo

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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.

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Surface Duo Review Roundup: Watch them here.

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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.

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A list of apps that have been optimized for Surface Duo [Updated]

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As Microsoft prepares to launch the Surface Duo, the company has been preparing its apps to deliver a useful and productive dual-screen experience.

By default, all apps can span across both screens regardless of whether they’ve been optimized for dual-screen devices or not, but their content will simply expand rather than adapt to both screens.

Apps that have been optimized, however, are updated to recognize that they are running on a device with two screens and therefore display different or complimentary content on each screen.

I’ve compiled this list of apps that have been optimized and updated for dual-screen experiences.

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Watch Surface Duo software hands-on videos that big reviewers can’t show you yet

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The Surface Duo is now in the hands of know reviewers, and many of them have posted unboxing videos of the device, detailing what the hardware feels like. It ends there, though, as the software experience is under embargo till September 10th.

That said, Surface Duo units are currently on display at AT&T and BestBuy stores across the US, and anyone can walk it and test the devices out, without any limitations as to what they can show or talk about, including the software.

So here are some initial impressions from people who have done just that.

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Surface Duo unboxings have hit the web. Watch them here.

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After months of waiting and a series of teasers from executives, Microsoft finally announced its intentions to launch the Surface Duo on September 10th.

Now, as we inch closer to that release date, Microsoft has sent out Surface Duo review units to members of the press and allowed them to show off the hardware, while the software remains under embargo until sometime closer to release.

First impressions of the hardware have so far been extremely positive, with reviewers praising the build quality and industrial design. Watch their individual takes below.

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