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Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2 5G surprise may have just been spoiled

Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2 5G surprise may have just been spoiled

It's a big week for Microsoft, as the company is slated to host an event on September 22nd in which it will discuss Windows 11 and some upcoming devices. Microsoft didn't name the devices it will have on hand when it announced this event, but there's been plenty of speculation to make up for the lack of official details. We're expecting to hear more about incoming Surface devices, and one of the devices we're hoping to see is the Surface Duo 2.

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Surface Pro 8 might have significant changes after all

Surface Pro 8 might have significant changes after all

Microsoft's September event is just a few days away, and many people are already curious not just about Windows 11 but also about whatever new Surface devices the company might have in store for its faithful fans and customers. The Surface Duo 2 is already a big item on that list, and there are some whispers of an interesting new design of the next Surface Book. It almost sounds like that the Surface Pro, the progenitor of all these devices, won't be as interesting, but a new leak about the Surface Pro 8 does put it under a more favorable light.

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Surface Go 3 might only have one notable upgrade

Surface Go 3 might only have one notable upgrade

Microsoft's annual Surface event is a few weeks away, and while it will probably focus on a shiny new Surface Laptop, some are probably hoping that the Surface Duo 2 will also make its debut there. There will probably be other Surface-branded products to be shown alongside Windows 11, but one that could end up slipping under the radar is a new Surface Go 3. Judging by what we've heard so far, it probably won't even cause heads to turn when it gets announced.

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Microsoft announces Windows 11 event with Surface for September

Microsoft announces Windows 11 event with Surface for September

It's been a busy week for Microsoft so far. First, the company revealed the release date for Windows 11, saying that the new operating system would launch on October 5th for new devices before rolling out to existing devices over the course of several months. Now, Microsoft has announced a new event for later this month, and as you'd expect, Windows 11 will be a big topic of conversation.

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Surface Duo 2 specs are still a bit disappointing

Surface Duo 2 specs are still a bit disappointing

Not everyone is a fan of single-screen foldables like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Huawei Mate X2. While most will probably want a larger screen, the drawbacks of such a device have always been deal-breakers for many consumers. Some, however, are more interested in a slightly different take on that problem, using two separate screens in one. So far, only the Microsoft Surface Duo represents that niche segment, and it didn't do quite a good job of it. The Surface Duo 2 might just be around the corner, but based on leaks, it could still fail to impress when it comes to certain features.

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Microsoft Surface Duo 2: Troubled by the past, how much will it evolve

Microsoft Surface Duo 2: Troubled by the past, how much will it evolve

Foldable smartphones have come of age in the last two years or so but when they started out, the first iterations of almost all makers fell flat on their faces. This is true to the first Surface Duo as well. It was Microsoft’s premier in the Android market alright, but software integration was far from the biggest glitch. The hardware of the dual-screen phone, when it launched in 2020, was pretty dated; considering the pace with which smartphones update to the latest in hardware tech.

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Microsoft’s idea for a new Surface Book leaves MacBook Pro looking dull

Microsoft’s idea for a new Surface Book leaves MacBook Pro looking dull

Microsoft's new Surface could adopt a very different screen hinge design, with newly-spotted patents suggesting the company is flirting with an iPad Pro-style floating hinge. Currently, the Surface Book has a detachable screen - which pulls away from the keyboard to form a standalone tablet - while the Surface Laptop adopts a more traditional notebook form-factor.

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Surface Duo 2 camera leak suggests Microsoft wised up

Surface Duo 2 camera leak suggests Microsoft wised up

We've been hearing about the Surface Duo 2 here and there throughout the first half of the year. We haven't heard much, but rumors have claimed that the Surface Duo 2 will be arriving sometime this fall, potentially with better hardware than its predecessor and with 5G support to boot. Now we're actually seeing the device in the flesh, thanks to a series of leaked images.

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Intel just pulled the plug on the hybrid chip for Microsoft’s Surface Neo

Intel just pulled the plug on the hybrid chip for Microsoft’s Surface Neo

Intel is discontinuing its innovative Lakefield processors, with the chip that Microsoft had planned to use in the Surface Neo dual-screen tablet unexpectedly getting its end-of-life notice instead. Lakefield, announced in 2010, was Intel's attempt at a so-called hybrid chip, promising smaller and lower-power CPUs ideal for ultraportables, folding devices, and other new form-factors.

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Surface Laptop 4 vs MacBook Pro M1: A close contrast

Surface Laptop 4 vs MacBook Pro M1: A close contrast

There are many versatile Windows laptops that boast great performance, extreme power and decent battery backup. Joining the ranks is the new Surface Laptop 4, the latest entrant from the house of Microsoft that touts a massive upgrade in battery and performance from its predecessors. This Surface rendition is very nicely priced and is billed as a competitor to the M1 chip-powered 13-inch MacBook Pro.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (13-inch) Review

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (13-inch) Review

There's no shortage of Windows 10 laptops, and plenty of high-end, design-led choices there too, yet Microsoft's Surface Laptop 4 still stands out. For this fourth-generation there's clearly evolution where it was needed, rather than revolution for its own sake, and while the result isn't an entirely clean sweep it still makes for a compelling alternative to what Apple is doing with its M1-powered MacBooks.

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Surface Duo gets slick new Xbox controls plus Xbox Series X|S adds Apple TV Dolby Vision

Surface Duo gets slick new Xbox controls plus Xbox Series X|S adds Apple TV Dolby Vision

Microsoft is giving Xbox a content upgrade, with Xbox Series X/S getting a quality boost in the Apple TV app, new Spotify video podcast support, and new Xbox Game Pass controls for Surface Duo. The new Dolby Vision support for Apple TV+ means a big uptick in contrast and colors, assuming you have a TV or projector that can handle the standard.

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