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Surface Duo teardown magnifies flaws and strengths

Surface Duo teardown magnifies flaws and strengths

The Microsoft Surface Duo is probably one of the prettiest phones we've seen this year but it may have also become one of the most disappointing. Beyond the 2019 specs in a 2020 device, the software experience has also been less than gratifying thanks to the accumulation of small but annoying bugs. The teardown and repair narrative is even worse as iFixit showed and now JerryRigEverything's Zack Nelson makes that journey with an even more tragic ending.

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Surface Duo to get an important software update next month

Surface Duo to get an important software update next month

Most reviewers of the Surface Duo started out loving the device the moment they took it out of the box and held it in their hands. That honeymoon, however, was mostly short-lived thanks to some very noticeable bugs. While not deal breakers, the accumulation of these rough edges made an already experimental device feel even more unreliable. Fortunately, it seems that Microsoft has scheduled a major update for the Surface Duo next month, hopefully, to address most of those concerns.

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Microsoft Surface Hub 2S 85″ released in massive hybrid workspace expansion

Microsoft Surface Hub 2S 85″ released in massive hybrid workspace expansion

Today Microsoft revealed the Surface Hub 2S, the latest in a line of massive touch displays running Windows 10. This device is 85-inches diagonally - bigger than any computer you've ever used before. It's gigantic - and it's only the most recent iteration of this computer that Microsoft's made for the Windows workspace. Here in 2020, it's more imperative than ever that devices like this allow workers to interact without being physically face-to-face.

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Surface Duo proves to at least be somewhat durable

Surface Duo proves to at least be somewhat durable

The dual-screen foldable Surface Duo may hold promise but its current execution has left many giving it an uneasy thumbs down. While there has been a lot of criticism over the state of its software, most reviewers have actually been rather impressed by the quality of the phone's design. But will that design stand up to the test of time and back pockets, an important question to be asked of a $1,400 phone? Fortunately, we have JerryRigEverything to test that for us without finding out the hard way ourselves.

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Microsoft invites web apps to support Surface Duo and Galaxy Z Fold 2

Microsoft invites web apps to support Surface Duo and Galaxy Z Fold 2

The Microsoft Surface Duo and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 have been compared and contrasted but, curiously, Microsoft doesn't think they're that different, at least not from an app development point of view. That's actually a good thing because that means that Microsoft's own app development tools could be used for both devices. That seems to be the spiel it is making with its new experimental Web APIs that it says will help web app developers target foldable phones, whether they have one, two, or even three screens.

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iFixit Surface Duo teardown finds some unsurprising bad news

iFixit Surface Duo teardown finds some unsurprising bad news

The Surface Duo is here and that can only mean one thing: iFixit has completed a teardown of it. Foldable devices like the Surface Duo have generally received pretty lousy repairability scores from the folks at iFixit, so can the Surface Duo be the device that finally turns it around? Unfortunately, the answer to that question is "no, it cannot."

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The first Surface Duo reviews are in, and Microsoft probably won’t be celebrating

The first Surface Duo reviews are in, and Microsoft probably won’t be celebrating

The first Surface Duo reviews are out, but if you're not in the mood to read tens of thousands of words or watch a few hours of video, four words about wrap the consensus up: don't buy it - yet. Microsoft's dual-screen Android foldable beguiled with its super-slim design and the promise of a Courier-like dual window future of computing. Unfortunately, that future isn't quite ready for today.

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Surface Neo is still coming as Microsoft plans other dual-screen sizes

Surface Neo is still coming as Microsoft plans other dual-screen sizes

The Surface Duo just went on sale and immediately went out of stock for a brief moment. The Android-based phone, however, wasn't the only dual-screen device Microsoft had planned to launch this year but it will be the only one that actually sees the light of day. Much to fans' disappointment, the Windows-based Surface Neo was put on hold, some saying indefinitely even. Microsoft's Panos Panay now sets the record straight that the device is only delayed and even teases that more might be in the works, too.

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Microsoft Surface “Sparti” leaked with key low price

Microsoft Surface “Sparti” leaked with key low price

Microsoft's next low-cost notebook computer was leaked today looking like a perfect companion to the Surface Go tablet. That tablet was released with a price that's been central to its success at $399. That's by no means "cheap", but it's certainly on-point for what's offered in the device. The same looks to be true of the notebook codenamed "Sparti", tipped to take on the $500-$600 price range with a 12.5-inch display and the latest in Windows 10 feature power for students.

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Surface Duo might not be available globally until next year

Surface Duo might not be available globally until next year

While it's really too soon to judge, without the device being generally available for users to judge its overall experience, it's hard to deny Microsoft has come out with a head-turner in the Surface Duo. It's long-term success, however, will largely depend on how much it sells in the market. Unfortunately, even if people are actually eager to shell out $1,400 for one, Microsoft isn't too eager to make the device available outside of the US, almost ensure it won't get as much attention globally.

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Surface Duo will be available for viewing at Best Buy

Surface Duo will be available for viewing at Best Buy

Microsoft's dual-screen phone is arguably one of the more interesting pieces of tech to come this year but there are also many reservations about a phone that no one has seen yet outside of press releases. It would definitely help if Microsoft could show that the Surface Duo is truly ready for action and worthy of the price it's asking for. If you're one of the lucky few to live near a Best Buy store, you might actually get that chance now that Surface Duo displays are available in some but not all of these outlets.

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Surface Duo benchmarks look good for a 2019 phone

Surface Duo benchmarks look good for a 2019 phone

Microsoft's true first Android phone is intriguing and interesting but it's hard to deny that the Surface Duo's appeal is hampered by two things: its price and its specs. Despite being a seemingly futuristic device launched in 2020, the phone has the innards of a 2019 flagship, raising some concerns about its performance. One Geekbench score, however, could put those worries at rest, though only if you pit the dual-screen phone against devices launched last year as well.

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