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    My First Twelve Hours with the Duo

    Hey guys - how are they holding up? I've been a surface owner since the start but I'm still on the fence on this. (My first SurfaceBook suffered from the swollen screen battery but MS replaced it for free even at 20months old so I appreciated the service)...the swollen batteries, cracked glass...
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    Cracked Glass

    They're going to need an immediate switch to glass filled nylon for the center plastic frame - should be molding them right now! And if space allows they should add a .5mm x .5mm rib to the inside of those tiny areas above and below the USBc port, trailing off to either side as far as possible...
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    Cracked Glass

    Thanks for your insight. Do you put your Duo in a pocket or in any tight sleeves? I ask because the plastic frame is going to see material stress when the panels themselves are flexed, even if slightly - and when that happens the stress finds the weakest place which appears to be those thin...
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    Cracked Glass

    The Surface devices all use magnesium for their housings. I'd hoped this was the "case" for the Duo as well. I was surprised the back surfaces are glass. Since the screens are Gorilla Glass 5 I'm shocked to see the screen surfaces cracking - it takes a LOT of blunt force to crack glass from the...
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    Now part of the Duo family

    Great updates - thanks!
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    Surface Pen Stops Working

    It's good to know the Bamboo seems to be as (or more) reactive to quick sketching. I may have to check one out and then give my new Surface pen to my son! Thanks for the intel.
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    Now part of the Duo family

    Thanks for the reply - I'll watch for other thoughts from you!
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    Now part of the Duo family

    Hey - considering the Duo as well - looks like I've got until Oct 15th to get a good deal on my trade in (S8). Please let me know if OS updates fix the keyboard.
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    Surface Book 1 i7 non performance base WONT charge to 100%

    Take a critical look at your screen, the entire tablet portion. If it is starting to bow (imagine a pillow) then the screen battery is going bad. A bad battery can affect the charging capability of the other battery. Mine went bad at a little over 2 years old and Microsoft replaced the Book for...
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    Surface Pen Stops Working

    The pen that came with my Surface Book (that was a few years ago) had those same issues - I found that a fresh battery would always solve the problem, leading me to believe that it was sucking juice when I wasn't using it. If I grabbed my daughter's Surface Pro pen and tried it - voila, it...

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