The Microsoft Surface Duo found impossible to repair

01 October 2020
The Duo is thinner than most dual screen and foldable phones out there - that means that some sacrifices had to be made.

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  • Anonymous

Note7 owner, 02 Oct 2020Honestly don't remember when was the last time I neede... moreBecause you dispose them every two years or every 6 months?

Pro: camera can be re-attached to the motherboard
Con: stopped working after teardown

  • Anonymous

I'd prefer it too. No vaccines either.

  • Ca rol

Anonymous, 01 Oct 2020Does anyone even care about this device or Microsoft other ... moreDo you even know who Microsoft is? No matter what brand you like in the computer world it most probably exists because of microsoft. Hack even google would be none-existen if microsoft did not have a platform to support their engine. Not to mention apple.

  • Anonymous

Note7 owner, 02 Oct 2020Honestly don't remember when was the last time I neede... moreOf course. The person buying your used phone when you move to the new model is the one who will shoulder the repairs.

  • Dollie

Why would I want to rip up my Duo? I love it!

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 01 Oct 2020Does anyone even care about this device or Microsoft other ... moreAbout this device no. About Microsoft yes. Because I use Windows 10. it is amazing.

Honestly don't remember when was the last time I needed to repair a smartphone.

  • Anonymous

different, classy and stylish...

  • Anonymous

blue.sun, 01 Oct 2020As if modern devices were easy to repair. All phones and ta... moreThe battery, by swapping.

  • Anonymous

blue.sun, 01 Oct 2020As if modern devices were easy to repair. All phones and ta... moreGalaxy Xcover Pro with ip68 is a modern device and only takes two steps to change the battery while Galaxy Note 10 takes 15 steps to do the same.

Tab Active 3 also has IP-rating and is capable of being plugged directly and used without a battery.

  • Anonymous

blue.sun, 01 Oct 2020As if modern devices were easy to repair. All phones and ta... moreYou are blinded by your fanboyism that you overlook the irrepairability of this thing much like the first generations of more-glue-than-screws Surface products.

No wonder we are stuck in this dumb situation of nearly irrepairable devices. Thanks to people like you.

  • Anonymous

Does anyone even care about this device or Microsoft other than to clown on them?

  • Coldstonejohn

Whackcar, 01 Oct 2020It looks elegant, but i don't see a practical reason f... moreI love my Duo. I use my phone a little and my tablet a lot. It has quickly taken the place of my phone, tablet and most laptop functions. Great job Microsoft!

  • Anonymous

blue.sun, 01 Oct 2020As if modern devices were easy to repair. All phones and ta... moreTrue. Early 2019 I had to buy new tablet because screen got broken.
Too much glue, LCD got damaged when the guy tried to remove the glass away.

  • blue.sun

As if modern devices were easy to repair. All phones and tablets are glued, those with weather sealing even more, plus all the protective tapes inside. And what would you repair on it, or change, or upgrade? Get a new CPU? Or RAM? More storage? Oh, which tablet can do that?
I hope this device comes to our country as well, I'm planning to buy one. Two screens, two documents to work with. Or presentation+notes simultaneously. Or an e-book with notebook for boring lectures and conferences I visit. Or many other things that can be done with two screens.

do you intend to use it for longer then warranty duration? don't buy it.

no matter though, personally i find it far too expensive for what it does so i will say pass...

  • Anonymous

As intended planned obsolescence.

  • MrBing

Whackcar, 01 Oct 2020It looks elegant, but i don't see a practical reason f... moreIt doesn't even look elegant. The Duo's design is actually traditional, adopted on another folding phone (but with the bezels on the middle I think).

It looks elegant, but i don't see a practical reason for most people to buy one of these. With foldables, you get a phone that turns into a mini tablet.

This type of dual-screen device on the other hand just improves multi-tasking on the unfolded state. You can't use it for multimedia consumption (unless you're into bezels running between your media).