Surface Duo Discussion Thread

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

  1. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Did Dale order his yet?:newpalm:
     
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  2. negative1

    negative1 Retro Surface fan

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    glad you can uninstall the google apps:

    In addition to the Google apps, Microsoft is also bundling its own Android software. Microsoft Launcher, Edge and Outlook will be set at the default launcher, web browser, and email client on the device. Some Google apps are also set as default, including the Google Assistant, Google Messages, and Google Phone apps.

    Google also requires that the Google Play Store app and Google Search bar are placed on the homescreen by default. This is why you won't see the Bing search bar by default on the home page, but the user can easily change this if they wish.

    Users will be able to uninstall or disable many of Google's preinstalled apps if they don't want to use them, but many customers actually use Google apps every day, so having them preinstalled might be a good thing for many people.

    later
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  3. Bishop

    Bishop Keeper of Odd Knowledge Senior Member

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    Pre order is live.

    128GB storage is $1399
    256GB storage is $1499
    Microsoft complete is $199

    Both storages show available "as soon as 9/10"

    Bumper does not show as an "accessory"; guess it's in the box.
     
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  4. jnjroach

    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    I've ordered mine already - went with the 256GB version :)
     
  5. desertlap

    desertlap Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Ahh... the scramble for information, great that the 256GB version is only $100 more and availability is the same, so that makes my choice easier.

    And for the true nerds among us, judging solely by the latest photos, this will be the first device on the market with asymmetrical display tech. If you notice the bezels at the hinge look to be considerably smaller than at the edges. That also explains why that is so, is that you have to put the underlying hardware somewhere.

    I'm hoping that though, it's still not, "the one device to rule them all" it does get me closer and can often suffice in some circumstances anyway.
     
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  6. Bishop

    Bishop Keeper of Odd Knowledge Senior Member

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    Sorry, not following you on where the asymmetry exists? Screens shifted to center rather than centered in each half?
     
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  7. desertlap

    desertlap Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Based purely on eyeballing the photos yes. It looks like the bezels, even accounting for the hinge are smaller at the hinge.

    Speaking from the supply side asymmetrical dipoles have been in development for awhile now though I've yet to actually see a shipping one.

    The issue is the control electronics have to go somewhere and to date they have been uniformly distributed on the high and left side or in some cases in things like laptops top and bottom.

    The work to do this got started because companies were asking for ever small bezels in smartphones and tablets. The curved edge displays that were briefly a thing in smartphones from Samsung and others was an attempt to disguise the electronics.
     
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  8. Bishop

    Bishop Keeper of Odd Knowledge Senior Member

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    Aaah. Got it. Thanks for taking the time to teach.
     
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  9. darkmagistric

    darkmagistric Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    the thing about though, both the Z flip and the fold 2 are a little more practical as phone replacements. The Z flip when unfolded is a normal phone for the most part, just folding when being stored away, and the fold 2 has the 3rd/front screen so your not required to open it.

    The Duo because of its size and lack of a front screen...from the perspective of a Galaxy Note 9 user...its just unclear how sufficient it would serve as a proper phone replacement. Especially at this premium price. Like if I’m gonna spend $1400+ on a phone, I want something that would at least be a decent phone, and the Duo is unproven in this regard. And given Samsung’s generous trade in price for my Note 9, for the same relative price as the Duo I could get both the Galaxy Note 20+ and the Tab S7 plus.
     
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  10. nnthemperor

    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Pen included?

    Sent from my SM-P205 using Tapatalk
     
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