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Surface Laptop Go Review – Microsoft’s compromise

Surface Laptop Go Review – Microsoft’s compromise

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go arrives at a time when it feels like everyone needs a computer of their own. The expectations we have of our computers - and the access we need to them - has changed immeasurably this year: a rise in home-schooling, remote-schooling, and working-from-home has in part turned the laptop market into a numbers game. A shared PC or Mac just isn't going to cut it any more, not when multiple members of the same household now each need hours of access.

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Surface Duo update rolls out to address software launch woes

Surface Duo update rolls out to address software launch woes

The dual-screen Android phone should have been Microsoft's 2020 crowning achievement but it is slowly starting to unravel and become a liability instead. Right from day one, reviewers have pointed out issues with the Surface Duo's dual-screen experience, at least form the software side of things. Fortunately, those might be easier to fix and the device's first update is now rolling out exactly for that purpose. Unfortunately, it might also be too late to salvage the first-gen device's sinking reputation.

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Surface Duo hinge reportedly starting to show its flaws

Surface Duo hinge reportedly starting to show its flaws

The Microsoft Surface Duo, its first Android phone under its own name, is arguably a beautiful device that unfortunately belied a half-cooked software experience. Its looks didn't come without a price, not just literally, and now that the reviewer honeymoon phase is over, the Surface Duo's physical warts are starting to, well, surface. Beyond being extremely difficult to repair, it seems that the dual-screen folding phone isn't that durable after all.

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Surface Neo might not even arrive next year

Surface Neo might not even arrive next year

Microsoft almost seemed to be on the verge of redefining its Surface brand yet again when it revealed the Surface Neo and the Surface Duo dual-screen devices last year. 2020, however, caught everyone unawares and plans had to change drastically. The Android-based Surface Duo launched a bit earlier than the initial late 2020 schedule but the Surface Neo was delayed instead. Now it appears the Windows 10X dual-screen computer could be delayed even further than most presumed, increasing the chances it could be scrapped entirely.

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Surface Pro X upgrade: Microsoft SQ 2 chip and longer battery life

Surface Pro X upgrade: Microsoft SQ 2 chip and longer battery life

The Surface Pro X is getting an upgrade, with Microsoft's ultra-portable 2-in-1 promising more power, more battery life, and more color options. Joining the existing Microsoft SQ 1 chipset built in collaboration with Qualcomm comes a new, SQ 2 version, bringing more grunt to the top-end Surface Pro X configurations.

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Surface Laptop Go gives Chromebooks some $550 competition

Surface Laptop Go gives Chromebooks some $550 competition

Microsoft's computing family is growing, with a new affordable notebook, the Surface Laptop Go, joining the range of Windows machines. Borrowing features from its Surface Laptop sibling, and a focus on affordability from the Surface Go s 2-in-1, the Surface Laptop Go kicks off at $549.

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Surface Duo teardown magnifies flaws and strengths

Surface Duo teardown magnifies flaws and strengths

The Microsoft Surface Duo is probably one of the prettiest phones we've seen this year but it may have also become one of the most disappointing. Beyond the 2019 specs in a 2020 device, the software experience has also been less than gratifying thanks to the accumulation of small but annoying bugs. The teardown and repair narrative is even worse as iFixit showed and now JerryRigEverything's Zack Nelson makes that journey with an even more tragic ending.

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Surface Duo to get an important software update next month

Surface Duo to get an important software update next month

Most reviewers of the Surface Duo started out loving the device the moment they took it out of the box and held it in their hands. That honeymoon, however, was mostly short-lived thanks to some very noticeable bugs. While not deal breakers, the accumulation of these rough edges made an already experimental device feel even more unreliable. Fortunately, it seems that Microsoft has scheduled a major update for the Surface Duo next month, hopefully, to address most of those concerns.

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Microsoft Surface Hub 2S 85″ released in massive hybrid workspace expansion

Microsoft Surface Hub 2S 85″ released in massive hybrid workspace expansion

Today Microsoft revealed the Surface Hub 2S, the latest in a line of massive touch displays running Windows 10. This device is 85-inches diagonally - bigger than any computer you've ever used before. It's gigantic - and it's only the most recent iteration of this computer that Microsoft's made for the Windows workspace. Here in 2020, it's more imperative than ever that devices like this allow workers to interact without being physically face-to-face.

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Surface Duo proves to at least be somewhat durable

Surface Duo proves to at least be somewhat durable

The dual-screen foldable Surface Duo may hold promise but its current execution has left many giving it an uneasy thumbs down. While there has been a lot of criticism over the state of its software, most reviewers have actually been rather impressed by the quality of the phone's design. But will that design stand up to the test of time and back pockets, an important question to be asked of a $1,400 phone? Fortunately, we have JerryRigEverything to test that for us without finding out the hard way ourselves.

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Microsoft invites web apps to support Surface Duo and Galaxy Z Fold 2

Microsoft invites web apps to support Surface Duo and Galaxy Z Fold 2

The Microsoft Surface Duo and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 have been compared and contrasted but, curiously, Microsoft doesn't think they're that different, at least not from an app development point of view. That's actually a good thing because that means that Microsoft's own app development tools could be used for both devices. That seems to be the spiel it is making with its new experimental Web APIs that it says will help web app developers target foldable phones, whether they have one, two, or even three screens.

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iFixit Surface Duo teardown finds some unsurprising bad news

iFixit Surface Duo teardown finds some unsurprising bad news

The Surface Duo is here and that can only mean one thing: iFixit has completed a teardown of it. Foldable devices like the Surface Duo have generally received pretty lousy repairability scores from the folks at iFixit, so can the Surface Duo be the device that finally turns it around? Unfortunately, the answer to that question is "no, it cannot."

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