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Microsoft shares its own Surface Laptop SE teardown to prove a point

Microsoft shares its own Surface Laptop SE teardown to prove a point

Microsoft's Surface products are among the best-looking laptops and 2-in-1s on the market. The series has successfully showcased the best features of Windows in the current era and provided consumers with a genuine alternative to Apple's class-leading industrial designs. However, if there is one area where Microsoft has stumbled with the Surface lineup, it's with the repairability of these devices. In most instances, customers are unable to self-service or upgrade their Surface machines like they can with PCs from other vendors; instead, they must send the devices to Microsoft for repairs.

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Surface Duo skipping Android 12 may be blessing in disguise

Surface Duo skipping Android 12 may be blessing in disguise

As innovative as the Surface Duo might have been, it received mostly negative feedback, thanks mostly to its software. While Microsoft addressed many of the hardware disappoints with the Surface Duo 2, the software experience still left a lot to be desired. The company received a lot of flak for the delay of the long-overdue Android 11 for the original Surface Duo, but now it seems that they will have to wait even longer for the next update after that.

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Microsoft just gave buyers a reason to avoid the Surface Duo

Microsoft just gave buyers a reason to avoid the Surface Duo

When Microsoft announced the existence of the Android-powered Surface Duo and its Windows-toting Surface Neo sibling back in 2019, there was much excitement over the two's unique design and proposition. They were finally making the Courier concept dream come true, or so most hoped. Reality, unfortunately, wasn't that kind, and the Surface Neo has practically been canceled. While the Surface Duo is now in its second iteration, Microsoft's alleged statements about a delayed update might give prospective buyers some doubt about this particular product line.

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Microsoft’s Surface Adaptive Kit is on sale: Here’s why it’s important

Microsoft’s Surface Adaptive Kit is on sale: Here’s why it’s important

In 2018, we saw Microsoft launch the Xbox Adaptive Controller, a long, flat controller that supports a wide variety of attachments and is primarily intended for gamers living with disabilities. Fast forward a few years later, and now Microsoft is following up on that concept with the release of the Surface Adaptive Kit. As the name suggests, this kit is intended to make using Surface devices (or any PC) easier for those living with disabilities.

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Top laptops for learning from home

Top laptops for learning from home

Just like working from home, learning from home is a new normal these days. As educational institutions have remained distant from children for the best part of two years, students have become immensely dependent on smartphones and laptops for coursework and entertainment. Even now when many schools and colleges are conceding to a hybrid model – a mix of in-person and remote learning – as a response to slow rate of Covid-19 cases, there is a need for laptops students can use on the campus and back home.

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Surface Duo 2 durability test reveals potential weaknesses

Surface Duo 2 durability test reveals potential weaknesses

Samsung isn't the only game in town when it comes to foldable phones - Microsoft insists that it is also in that court. Of course, the Surface Duo and its Surface Duo 2 successor do fold, but in a very different way and with very different use cases. With the very different mechanisms and materials used to create Microsoft's products, we have a very different durability story compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Thankfully, JerryRigEverything has done the literally hard work for us and put the Surface Duo 2 through the wringer to see just how tough this strange phone really is.

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Surface Laptop SE price delivers a true Chromebook alternative with Windows 11 SE

Surface Laptop SE price delivers a true Chromebook alternative with Windows 11 SE

Microsoft just revealed Windows 11 SE made for education hardware alongside an ultra-inexpensive Surface notebook for schools. The Microsoft Surface SE is the first Surface-brand notebook ever made specifically for K-8 students. It'll be launched for a price of $249, and it comes jammed full of Microsoft 365 applications and support for 3rd-party apps like Zoom and Chrome.

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Surface Neo prototype photos remind us of what may never come

Surface Neo prototype photos remind us of what may never come

The launch and reviews of the Surface Duo 2 may have reignited discussions about dual-screen devices as envisioned by Microsoft. The existence of this smaller Android hybrid device would have naturally also raised questions about its larger Windows counterpart. There has been no official word yet on the fate of the Surface Neo, but new photos of what looks like an unfinished device may spark feelings of nostalgia and longing for a device that may have already been silently canceled.

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Air Constellations shows new ways for multiple devices to work together

Air Constellations shows new ways for multiple devices to work together

Microsoft Research is showing off a new system highlighting cross-device interaction using multiple spatially aware armatures. The system is known as Air Constellations and consists of device armatures that look like fancy microphone stands with hardware in the base. The video showing off the system shows the ability to move devices with magnetic attachments between armatures easily.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Review

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Review

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is the most versatile professional notebook computer I've ever used. After using this device for only a relatively short period of time, it's clear that Microsoft made peace with the idea that they could, and would, create a multi-tiered laptop machine with a transforming body that remained elegant as it performed all tasks. Now, if this machine continues to perform well after we've used it in work mode for a few more weeks, we'll have a real winner on our hands.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 8 – Why the 2-in-1 tablet matters

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 – Why the 2-in-1 tablet matters

Microsoft introduced new versions of mainstream devices that were due and also made some surprise announcements at the latest Surface hardware event. The limelight was stolen by the Surface Pro 8, a 2-in-1 tablet, which brings massive upgrade to the Surface Pro lineup powered by Intel.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 vs Microsoft Surface Duo 2 – the better foldable

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 vs Microsoft Surface Duo 2 – the better foldable

Microsoft just unveiled the Surface Duo 2 and, unless Google pulls a surprise next month, we have now seen all the foldable devices for this year. Although there are other players in that niche category, like Royole, Huawei, and Xiaomi, the two biggest names that have surfaced this year are the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Surface Duo 2. Unsurprisingly, there will be comparisons between the two, and we examine the most important aspects of these two in order to give that verdict.

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