It’s been 18 months since Microsoft launched the Surface Laptop 3, and its successor is finally here. Today Microsoft launches the Surface Laptop 4 with a bunch of much-needed improvements that should make the device more appealing to anyone looking to buy a new laptop in 2021. Here’s what new.
Surface Duo comes with two 5.6″ displays. Each display has an aspect ratio of 4:3, a resolution of 1800×1350, and a pixel density of 401. Simply put, it means the displays are large and sharp.
By default, the display scaling (how small or large UI elements and text are on the screen) is set to be comfortable enough to look at without straining your eyes too much. You can change this, though, allowing you to display even more content on the displays while possibly sacrificing eye comfort, depending on the person. Here’s how.
Microsoft has just announced its latest addition to the Surface Pro family; the Surface Pro 7+. The name would suggest that this new Surface is more of a minor upgrade to the Surface Pro 7 than a full-fledged successor, but there’s more to it than that.
Microsoft is positioning this device exclusively at commercial and education customers, so it won’t be available to the general consumer audience. As for what’s new, well, its mostly internal as the device looks almost identical to the Pro 7 externally. Read on for more details.
If you’ve recently suffered from a broken screen on your Surface device, you might have come across some unfortunate side-effects. Depending on the severity of the crack, we could be talking about phantom taps, inaccurate touch response, or complete display failure.
This guide will help you if the display still works. Cracks can sometimes interfere with the digitizer layer, causing taps to be registered without user input. Disabling the touchscreen can solve these issues, at least until you get the screen replaced. Here’s how.
Windows Hello has proven to be a massive convenience for me, and I’m sure for many of you as well. This advanced biometric security system is designed to turn on, securely verify your identity, and log you in to Windows within seconds. And it’s great… when it works.
Admittedly, it works well 99% of the time for me, but there are occasions when it acts like it doesn’t know who I am. As if it’s meeting me for the first time, leaving me feeling a little bit insulted if I’m honest. Anyways, if your Windows Hello is acting like an old acquaintance pretending to not remember you, there are ways to jolt its memory.
Catastrophe struck. Your Surface Duo refuses to start. Fret not, you can recover it by following this guide. Be sure to have your Surface Duo and a USB-C cable, as well as access to a Windows 10 PC.
Let’s get to it.
Before you can flash a recovery image on your Surface Duo, you need to put it in recovery mode first. This is fairly straight forward process that will require you to press a combination of buttons in the right order.
In the event that your Surface Duo fails to boot properly, you could always send it in to a Microsoft Store to get the device fixed or replaced. Or, if you’re comfortable getting a little technical, you could attempt to recover the device yourself.
To do that, you’ll need to download the Surface Duo Recovery Image.
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 to 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.