What was once rumoured and speculated upon so much, was officially unveiled today. Microsoft officially announced the Microsoft Surface Duo: a dual-screen device. The device is featured and announced on the community blog from Microsoft. According to the article, Microsoft stresses the importance of the device and how it integrates well will Microsoft 365. Additionally, the company also states how it ensures productivity.
According to the article, the Surface duo comes with an 8.1 PixelSense Fusion display. What this means that the device would be outfitted with twin 5.6-inch displays which can be used individually or in tandem. Also, there is a hinge mechanism between the two displays. Microsoft when for the individual display mechanism instead of one, foldable panel. A rather better choice for a company which doesn’t specialise in displays. Not to mention, the displays, where they meet, have quite insignificant bezels and thus a rather seamless experience.
Now, for the productivity on the go bit. The device is advertised as providing Microsoft 365 features on the go. The device comes with Enterprise level security with cloud support. So all patches, all updates can be pushed to the Surface duo via the cloud. Not to mention, it features an Android interface so Microsoft 365 apps would run quite flawlessly. The machine comes with support for Microsoft Windows virtual desktop which would allow the user to run a full Windows system, via the cloud, on the surface device.
Basically, the device is geared for corporate workers who have to work on the go. This new product allows the convenience of a small tablet and the workflow of a complete desktop computer, nothing short of being the ultimate productive solution on the go. The Surface Duo would be available starting September 10th, coming in at $1399.