The Microsoft Floor Duo, unboxed – CNET

The Microsoft Floor Duo, unboxed – CNET

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The Microsoft Floor Duo could also be one in all Microsoft’s most uncommon experiments. It is a dual-screened Android telephone. And I’ve one. However for now, I am simply wanting contained in the field.

A full overview of the Duo is coming in a few weeks, however within the meantime I opened it as much as see what’s inside. I bought a take a look at a see-through model of the Duo to peek at its circuits a couple of weeks in the past, however did not have the retail boxed machine. We do not know the worldwide value of the Duo but, however its $1,399 price ticket converts to about £1,070 or AU$1,960.

The Floor Duo comes with the Duo (after all), USB-C charger, and rubber bumper. No Floor Pen.


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The Duo comes with a USB-C charger and a bizarre rubber bumper that sticks onto the Duo to guard it. Microsoft claims the Gorilla Glass-covered Duo is sturdy, however I don’t know how nicely it should survive a drop. The bumper is an indication that perhaps you must deal with it with care.

One factor the Duo would not have is a pen stylus. The Duo is Microsoft Pen appropriate, however Microsoft would not embrace a pen within the field. I might have most popular one over a USB-C charger.

As a result of I’ve a Duo and the see-through particular mannequin, I assumed I would evaluate.

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Duo, meet Duo. (The one on the suitable is a particular demonstration model with glass to see the internals.)


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Positive sufficient, they really feel similar. The hinge is extraordinarily clean and stable-feeling at most angles, and the modern book-like design is even higher in particular person… to carry, not less than.

Will the Duo reside as much as its promise of being a dual-screen productiveness savior for telephones? I am unable to say but. However I will let you understand as quickly as I can.

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