Surface Duo Discussion Thread

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  1. Bishop

    Bishop Keeper of Odd Knowledge Senior Member

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    After all, one IS the loneliest number...
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Why does that name make me so hungry?
    "Surface Uno: extra thick for more battery life" (Est. $1943)

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    violajack Scribbler - Standard Member

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    It made me think of the card game, but that's probably because of the kids.

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    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...that's probably because of the kids...>>

    Who, by the way, would benefit from Mom being able to work more productively in the background. Just think; bedtime story on one side and grocery list on the other...
     
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    violajack Scribbler - Standard Member

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    You make very valid points sir.

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    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    Another good analysis/comparison of Lisa this time between Duo and Fold 2, also on durability:

    I just hope MS will do noticeable upgrades on the Duo line like it did with the Surface Pro line initially.
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Personally I mostly hope they'll offer noticeable price drops! o_O
     
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    I think @MobileTechReview hits the nail on the head on one point. The analogy of one big screen versus dual screens is spot on. I've tried using the Duo in essentially single screen mode and the gap/hinge is visually too jarring for virtually any web page. Additionally there is a significant usability fan for content that is close to the middle of the "big" display.

    The Fold 2 doesn't really have either of those issues. yes you can see the "crease" especially one the lightest or darkest pages, but I find it far less distracting than the hard break of the Duo.

    OTOH, I can say hands down the the Duo feels much more solid and durable in hand. Samsung has made a big jump compared to the original fold, but its still not anywhere near the Duo. And

    And I guess, I'm "one of those" but in certain situations with my finger I can feel the Fold 2 display flex a bit which is unnerving. Ironically it feels a bit like my old Palm Pilot in that regard.

    OTTH, I really like the external display of the fold for quick phone calls and notifications and the cameras, while not up to the Note 20 level are still leagues better than the duo's.

    I think anyone considering either duo or fold needs to seriously think about how they use their phone now, and how that it might change with either device. Speaking strictly for myself, the increased productivity of the Duo is enough, though not by a huge margin to offset what I'm going up from my iPhone for work. For personal use, the jury is still out for me.
     
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  10. Bishop

    Bishop Keeper of Odd Knowledge Senior Member

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    Screenshot warning:

    If you take a screenshot while folded into single screen mode, the screenshot will be one half the screen you were working on and the other half of the screensaver.

    Maybe we could start a new game: Feature or Bug?
     
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