Be still my beating heart – Surface Duo is now pre-ordering. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ve missed out on the best news of the summer.
Surface Duo is the perfect road warrior – compact, light-weight and innovative.
Oh yes, I’m a fangirl! When I started looking at the specs, I expected to see it running a variation of Win 10, like the “s” version. I was surprised to learn Duo runs the latest version of Android – 10, and comes with the usual complement of Google apps like maps, chrome, app store etc. You’ll be able to load up on your favourite Android apps without a fuss. Streaming fans take note, it has Chromecast built-in. As expected with any Microsoft device, it also comes complete with the 365 Office suite right out of the box. It feels like the best of both the Android and Microsoft worlds.
What makes me so excited? Well, the hinged duo screens. The Surface Duo operate either independently as two separate screens or as an extended widescreen. On top of that, it has a built in keyboard, the user can swipe out of the way when not needed. No need to purchase a separate keyboard. That little convenience keeps the device weight to a minimum. Take a look:
That’s flexibility. At less than 8oz, this feather light tablet collapses down into book size. You have a choice of 128GB or 256GB storage and is equipped with Gorilla Glass so it should be robust enough to handle most situations. Theoretically, it has a 15hr battery life, but we’ll have to see if that pans out. I rarely find battery time promises live up to expectations.
Unfortunately, it’s $1,300 price tag will put it out of a lot of people’s reach, including myself. If you manage to get your hands on one, drop a message below and let us know how it runs. We’ll live vicariously through you.