Microsoft Duo is official (and costs too much)

Microsoft Duo is official (and costs too much)

The hybrid tablet with double screen for now only debuts on the American market

(Photo: Microsoft) The day of Microsoft Duo has finally arrived, the hybrid gadget between tablet and smartphone with double screen and book opening presented by now ten months ago and finally put on sale, for now only for the American market. It will have a rather heavy price and will be intended for a professional target.

The peculiarity of Microsoft Duo is of course the double screen formed by two 5.6-inch amoled panels (1800 x 1350 pixels) that can be rotated by 360 degrees so as to protect itself during transport, form a single large 8.1-inch surface using PixelSense Fusion technology - which overcomes the inevitable small obstacle of dividing in half - or tipping over to have an all-touch front and back. br>
Something comparable to the experience with several recent Lg smartphones equipped with a special cover with secondary display. The operating system is Android optimized with the Microsoft 365 suite to have all the productivity tools available.

Microsoft has announced that it has taken care of all the firmware components, writing every single line and managing them through the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (Uefi). Duo also offers Windows 10 with the Windows Virtual Desktop function for an experience closer to a laptop than a tablet / smartphone.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip with 6 gb ram, 128 or 256 completes the hardware picture. internal gb, 11 megapixel camera with f / 2.0 aperture and 4k 60fps video and lte connection. The battery is 3577 mAh with 18 watts charging.

(Photo: Microsoft) As anticipated, the Microsoft Duo will debut for the moment, only the u.s. market, where you can buy from the 10th of September at a starting price of 1399 dollars, equal to 1189 euro . A significant cost, when compared to the hardware offered. It is not yet clear whether it will arrive in Europe and therefore in Italy, if so it is more than likely that it will be maintained the ratio of the dollar = the euro and the added taxes and vat.

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