Surface Duo is on salefor over 50% off!

  1. nunoprime5900's Avatar
    Thinking of grabbing one. Thoughts on it's usability nearly heading into 2022? Anyone testing Win 11 on it and what's your experience been like?
    07-17-2021 05:42 PM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    When it comes to questions like this, I think a lot of it comes down to what you plan on doing with the device. I have a Go 2 with the M3 processor and, personally, I think the processor has held up better than I thought it would. That said, I don't do anything that's truly CPU/GPU intensive (in fact, most people don't).

    I mainly use it for Office/Google Docs, web browsing, some light video editing (Premiere Elements 2020), photo editing (Affinity Photo), xCloud, and a handful of work applications like TeamViewer. I'm actually using it as my main computer now because of how light and portable it is. And when I'm at home, I have it connected to a 1440p monitor. I'm very content with it and have no reason to upgrade.

    Buuuuut.... I've had mine since launch and Microsoft is still selling it for $630 for really outdated specs. I can't say for certain that a Go 3 is coming this fall, but it's highly likely that new OEM tablets are coming this year with the launch of Windows 11. And given how far processors I've come since the M3, all of them will dwarf the Go 2 in power.

    If you have the opportunity to get one for cheap, I say go for it. Otherwise, you might be better off waiting to see what is available this fall.
    Last edited by HeyCori; 07-19-2021 at 05:13 PM.
    07-19-2021 07:07 AM
  3. rabilancia's Avatar
    ...If you have the opportunity to get one for cheap, I say go for it.
    I agree. I just upgraded last month from a Go "1" 8GB/128GB to the Go2 8GB/128GB m3 version during a Microsoft Store sale for only $440.99 bundled with a slip case.

    I learned a long time ago that for me buying 6 to 12 month old technology was a pricing "sweet spot."
    HeyCori likes this.
    07-19-2021 10:11 AM

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