Surface Duo Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by JoeS, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...Brad Sams posted a Surface Duo unboxing video...>>

    I find it both amusing and telling that Brad, an experienced reviewer, could hardly wait to get the Duo open. The average new owner will be the same. I sure hope that Microsoft makes those tutorial videos easy to find...
     
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    Yeah it's nice to see genuine exuberance for a change . Hopefully it's catching. I see so much potential with the Duo, tempered by skepticism on MS ability to actually execute.

    PS: It looks like there are surface earbuds in the box? Everything I've seen says they aren't included.
     
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    <<...It looks like there are surface earbuds in the box?...>>

    These are reviewer samples. Earbuds are extra for us...!
     
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    Yeah I caught that as I looked a bit closer. Not for us mortals :oops:

    One other good thing that he mentions and I've heard from other people that have actually handled one is how well made it feels. That's going to be very important with any device like this especially after the wobbly launch of the original fold.
     
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    Chris_Kez Reformed Lumia Fan

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    It seems like there’s a two-part embargo, one for the unboxing/physical design and a second one to come a week or so from now when they’ll be able to show the device powered on and running. I don’t recall seeing this approach before.


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  7. desertlap

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    Yes we've heard that also. Middle of next week is when the embargo is supposed to lift. The idea allegedly is to force reviewers to spend real quality time with it and not just rush out a review in the race to be first.
     
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    , they should have in my opinion (for consumers at least), it would have been a nice synergy I think (for taking calls etc.) and a nice gesture for Surface fans (to soften the price a bit).
     
  9. Steve S

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    <<...it would have been...a nice gesture for Surface fans...>>

    Well, for $1600 you can have this package, too...!!!
     
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    I often wonder what MS' thinking is regarding seeding review units.

    For example, they are including the Surface Buds presumably so the techtubers/influencers get a more 'complete' Surface experience to portray to the public. But then they conspicuously leave out the Pen in the package, even though they stress the productivity and note-taking aspect in their marketing videos (everyone of them featured shots of the Slim Pen or OneNote), Nadella even stating OneNote was his 'killer-app'.

    So what gives, if they are going to create reviewer-exclusive 'kits', why leave out a key component of the envisioned UX? :confused:
     
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