As cool as a lot of people find Surface Duo 2 on a conceptual level, there’s been a lot of hand-wringing over the device’s hefty $1,500 starting price tag, which goes higher if you wanted more storage. And let’s not even get started on the expensive accessories (don’t forget to buy an $89 case from OtterBox after you drop big bucks on the Duo 2 itself).
The point is, Surface Duo 2 scares a lot of folks who aren’t made of money. But we’ve arrived at a momentous occasion: The device is currently $500 off and that means the 128GB version is officially below $1,000 by a single penny, retailing for $999.99 at Amazon, Best Buy, and Microsoft’s own store. Are you stoked to get in on the Duo 2 action now that the minimum price to entry is under four digits, or are you still in the “it’s an overpriced experimental device” camp?
With meaningful updates under its belt and Android 12L on the way, Surface Duo 2 is in a better place than it was at launch. But even so, $999 isn’t a small chunk of change, especially for those distrustful of Microsoft given its handling of the original Duo.
If you already own the device and none of this squabbling matters to you, don’t forget to check out the best Surface Duo 2 accessories.
Surface Duo 2 | $500 off
With Android 12L on the way and meaningful updates since launch, Surface Duo 2 is looking like a better buy than when it debuted. But is it a tempting enough piece of tech to warrant a minimum of $999? That’s for you to decide.
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