Microsoft teases it's new dual screen device

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  1. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Whoa, whoa, whoa folks - its was only a concept video - never intended as an end all be all, nor as a marketing video for an actual purchase...
     
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  2. YVerloc

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    Well alrighty then, I guess it’s great! Thanks for helping clear that up.
     
  3. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...A late night infomercial isn’t just a quick overview of a useful tool’s capabilities. It’s an attempt to bamboozle...>>

    Wait. You mean the Gotham Steel Copper Skillet really doesn't work...!?!!
     
  4. paprikaleapt

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    Sadly not.

    But Sham Wow and Slap Chop totally do.

    And don't forget George Foreman's grill.
     
  5. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    As well as ANYTHING from Ronco...
     
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    When I was a kid, the Ginsu Kitchen Knife was the first and last word in daytime TV advertising! Heck, I still remember the name today. The campaign first launched in 1978!

    "Cuts through a tin can, and can still slice a tomato like this..! The knife that will last forever!" (Like the imprint those ads left on my brain. yeesh.)

     
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  7. dstrauss

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    Goes back to the 60's and black & white:

     
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  8. negative1

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    More information from Forbes about it, dual 9 inch screens, and the ability to run Android apps:

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/brooke...un-android-apps-says-ihs-markit/#a4b9d89f0b75

    Microsoft is planning small foldable Surface due the first half of next year, a market research firm said.

    The foldable Surface is expected to have two 9-inch screens with a 4:3 aspect ratio, Jeff Lin, Associate Director, Consumer Electronics at IHS Markit, told me in an email, citing "supply chain info."

    It is due as early as the first quarter of 2020 or by the first half of 2020, Lin said.

    Other details cited by IHS Markit include:

    • Will use Windows 10 OS new version -- WCOS (Windows Core OS) -- for dual display UI (User Interface)
    • Adopt Intel 10 nanometer (nm) system-on-a-chip (SOC) Lakefield
    • Run Android Apps and iCloud service in Windows 10
    • Always on connectivity function (LTE or 5G)


    https://www.windowscentral.com/repo...face-pc-windows-core-os-will-run-android-apps

    later
    -1
     
  9. jhoff80

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    The Android apps thing could be huge if true, because maybe then it could actually replace both a phone and a tablet (edit: obviously 9" is pretty large for a device as a phone though but I'm thinking more in terms of functionality).

    I would expect anything not UWP (meaning Win32, mostly) to be containerized anyway, so it's definitely possible. But who knows. Last time they planned on that, they cancelled it.
     
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  10. paprikaleapt

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    First reaction:
    "meh, I can't put a dual 9 inch screen device in my pocket"

    A few seconds later:
    "hey maybe it will be like a surface go on steroids, which would be sick"

    If Microsoft thinks this form factor is the next step, well... maybe it will be. So far they have basically gotten the 10 and 12 inch kickstand form factor right. And detachable laptops are sick. Are the boys of TPCR down for a moleskin notebook like tablet? A little book with screens. Is this really the next step?

    It's just I cannot see the applications for it I would care about
     
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