Is it a foldable phone or a mini-tablet? The Microsoft Surface Duo is an interesting device, but many were deterred by the $1,400 retail price when it was released in September. That’s why we’re pleased to see that it just became much more affordable, with the price tumbling to $999.99 ($400 off) from several retailers. That’s almost 30% off the launch price, and the lowest we’ve seen by some distance.
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The Surface Duo hasn’t taken the market by storm, although that’s not down to the specs — it’s powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor and 6GB of RAM. It’s more due to the lack of identity and buggy software as Microsoft tries to break new ground. The screen is cool though. It’s not a true foldable due to the hinge, but it can be used as an 8.1-inch AMOLED screen or as dual screens to run two apps at the same time. Very useful when you have two pressing engagements at once, such as Netflix and Facebook.
It’s worth mentioning that, despite the name, this is an Android-powered device rather than running on Windows. It still might not be your cup of tea, but it’s certainly a different prospect at this price point. If you need more storage then the 256GB variant is seeing the same savings. It’s on offer for $1,099.99 ($400 off).
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Microsoft Surface Duo
We aren’t quite sure whether it’s a phone or a mini laptop, but it’s certainly a very interesting idea! With two displays connected by a versatile hinge, the sky’s the limit for what this Android-powered device can do.