“Microsoft is not just a brand it is an emotion” | Microsoft Surface Duo

4 April 1975 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. After an era of big monsters, I mean when the computer used to be in a size of a room, the actual operating system DOS was already there in the form of a command-line interface, that the time Microsoft came into with its first product Altair 8800. And after that with the term “personal computer” Microsoft dominated the entire world.

## Why Microsoft is an emotion:

When Microsoft thought that yes the upcoming era is going to based on GUI rather than CMD, It was the time, the First generation of Microsoft Windows came into the market which is just a graphical extension for MS-DOS.

By Microsoft. - Brochure scanned by Swtpc6800, Michael Holley, in November 2010., Public Domain, Windows 1 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12116207
Image Credit: By Microsoft. – Brochure scanned by Swtpc680 Public Domain

And if we look back from the 90s era the Windows 95 came in the market, then the stable and popular Windows XP. If I look back in my life, the first time I was introduced to a computer, which was a windows machine running Windows XP having the core to duo processor in it ( You can Relate if you are a 20s kid ). And not only Windows XP, the first  Xbox series of consoles was also introduced in 2001. Whenever Microsoft comes with a device it really have a genuine purpose which gave you a sense of fulfilment while using.

By Evan-Amos - Own work, Public Domain, Microsoft 1st gen Xbox https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11333075
Image Credit: Wikipedia

And then they keep improving their products and now they have a range of products which really not so popular but yes the OS, the Xbox and some of their laptops gains peoples attention.

Revolution of windows from Windows 1.1 to Windows 10
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Every product they introduce having a purpose, yes there are a lot of faults and not market-leading products of all time but every age group from the 20s and before 20s have a kind of emotion attached to this company.

## Evolution of rectangles:

June 29, 2007, the Remarkable date when APPLE, another revolutionary company introduced a touch screen smartphone that you can carry around the world. After that, every Smartphone brand comes into the market with this small cute rectangles, I mean just think a rectangle which limits you to do your tasks, kinda improvise your experience. And Microsoft also tries to make these rectangles with their Microsoft OS, but that not grab peoples attention, maybe because already there are such interesting rectangles available that does not make these that much hype, or maybe some other reason but, they are unique in my view

Microsoft Lumia Mobile phones
Image Credit: By Mike Browne – Lumia Conversations UK (formerly NokNok.tv) by Microsoft, the author gave me permission., CC BY-SA 4.0

## Microsoft Surface Duo :

After people came to know about the internals, the cameras, the battery, display, every spec evolved improved day by day. Now when this leads to a point when smartphone companies were trying to give the futuristic experience SAMSUNG, another Tech Giant introduces a foldable smartphone known as “SAMSUNG FOLD”, every company which introduces a foldable smartphone have a different approach of using that second screen or big screen.

PROs of Microsoft Surface Duo:

  • Microsoft came up with a different approach with the Microsoft Surface Duo, which is focused on multitasking, and when I am saying multitasking, seriously only multitasking. A passport-like size 8.1 inches AMOLED display with a strange but interesting screen to body ratio of 3:2, with the resolution of 1800 x 2700 pixels will give you another thought of having a rectangle in your hand. ( Gorilla Glass 5 )
  • The Foldable hinge is the best in the market with the capability of 360-degree rotation.
  • The Microsoft Surface Duo has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Chipset inside with the GPU Adreno 640, which makes sense of doing several tasks at a time.
  • The classy slim design of 4.8 mm ( Unfolded ) makes you feel of holding a slightly different rectangle available in the market.

CONs of Microsoft Surface Duo:

  • The camera is not capable of doing that much stuff which already available in the market at a very small price point. 11 MP F2.0 wide-angle lens and also the image processing is not good.
  • The Speakers are also not that good may be the reason for having such a slim body?
  • The 128GB variant is priced at $1,399.99 which is near about ₹ 1,02,843, and in this price point after looking all the specs not worth it because there are market-leading phones capable of doing the same thing with much much more in the half of the price.


I might consider it as a first-generation prototype with an exciting way of using a foldable screen. No matter what the con is maybe in the future we can use this as a small laptop, maybe a machine with computer-like capabilities maybe Microsoft blend Windows in it may be anything, this could be a great foldable smartphone in the future, Maybe this will be the future of Mobile Computing 🤞🏽 . Hope for the best. And yes Microsoft is my emotion, if it is for you also comment down your thoughts. Keep Growing, Thanks for Reading.

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