Aadrian, 13 Aug 2020Looks great but I think it's mainly targeted at enterprises. And I don't mean the St... morewhat enterprises want to buy this thing though? They can buy nice, 1kg ultra book, for 1299 with bulk price. If they want phone for productivity, galaxy note is more mature and proven than this surface phone, not to mention more powerful and last longer.
It will sell only for US carriers for 3 months, then it will only sell in MS online store for about 6 months... and stop selling it in 8 months and drop support in 1 year 2 months. Good thing if it gets custom roms.
Such a shame, it's already a niche device, and with that high price, it will sell even less. I don't understand why Microsoft think they can charge this device for 1299. If people want expensive foldable, they just buy galaxy fold 2 or Huawei mate X 2, they are more premium looking, they have newer internal, and the display is real foldable rather than 2 display like surface duo.
Maybe the software is really good, but I think it's not justify the 1299 price tag either.
if its $899, i think ill consider it. but its 1399.
Dude 1300$ is so crazy even macbook pro doesn't start at that nowadays.
Have makers gone mad?
Alright you have worked on the versatility, but where is the performance, the camera, the flexibility of storage option on such device?
$1399 for only a joke of 360° convertible tablet that carries a brand "Microsoft".
It's totally not worth it.
Always half baked from Microsoft.
now everybody just throw some last year processor, battery capacity and voila a premium price. will fail miserably !
If they set the price tag at one hundred billion dollars they at least have the chance to make one hundred billion dollars if one person accidentally clicks "buy".
Great. This is a phone-cum-tablet-cum-laptop (if you purchase some expensive bluetooth keyboard as an accessory). It's for professionals, for serious people who's time is money and money is time, for people who work relentlessly on excel sheets and massive documents for doing world-altering stuff. Hip hip hooray.
Now here's breaking something. All these professionals use a device called a laptop if not a desktop for proper productive and creative tasks. You need that computing power, physical stability and ergonomic comfort that their size affords. A writer cannot write a book on a Blackberry or a Samsung Note or any other phone. Nor can a Charted Accountant work or maintain accounts via excel sheets or Tally on a phone or tablet. Neither can an artist create, edit, produce any media on an iPhone or Huawei Fold or Moto Fold or what have you. You need a laptop or a desktop for these things.
Phones, on the other hand, need to be small, light, pocketable, usable with one hand and a convenient device to make calls, reply to messages and quickly read and respond to emails with a line or two and keep yourself updated on the go.
So can technology come back a full circle please and some sane company make a 'mobile' phone that's a phone instead of something that's already becoming heavy, large, unwieldy and unusable? Add to this unwieldy-ness is the ability to fold and unfold into a gazillion different ways offering nothing in terms of ability to produce, work on or create anything of any significance to self and to the world.
1399 for a 855? i do not understand
Wow these bezels are THICCC
It's too expensive. Only youtube reviewers who will buy it.
This already looks 2 years dated XD
Good luck with that price.
Another soon to be useless contraption to be land filled from Microsoft....
Need another camera!
Give me a fold, this it's way too stupid to be on the market!
they sold windows lumia phones @500 dollar and dropped all support a year later, thats just stealing. same jumping on windows 7-8-8.1-10 keeping people on a rollercoaster with their updates. i will avoid this company and use something more reliable
This device is less a phone and more a tablet that can be folded in half.
The reason for its wide top and bottom bezels is not only for engineering the hinge but also so that you could hold it like a tablet. There is no tablet with ultra-thin bezels!
Looks great but I think it's mainly targeted at enterprises. And I don't mean the Star Trek ships.