Beast Mode meets Feast Mode in new Surface Duo commercial

Surface Duo 2020 Opn
Surface Duo 2020 Opn (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Marshawn Lynch appears in a new ad for the Microsoft Surface Duo.
  • The ad shows Lynch multitasking to look at food.

Former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch is famous for keeping his mouth shut during press conferences, but a new ad for the Microsoft Surface Duo shows a different side of him. Instead of shutting his mouth, Lynch is opening it up for a delicious feast. The new ad shows Lynch using the Surface Duo to look at food on two screens at once.

Lynch kicks off the ad by tapping on a pairing of Pinterest and Microsoft Edge. This feature, which is unique to the Surface Duo, allows you to pair apps together to open side-by-side.

Lynch looks at a combination of mac'n'cheese and shrimp and grits for his feast. He then gets called back a set before getting to dig in, poor Beast Mode.

The Surface Duo is on sale for $200 off right now, which is its lowest price ever. The unique device is built for productivity on the go. You can use it in several different postures, such as two vertical screens or two horizontal screens. The Surface Duo also works with the Surface Pen, allowing you to take notes on the go.

I'm not sure how many people will use the Surface Duo to browse food on two screens at once, but it's certainly a more streamlined way to browse through food for a feast.

Sean Endicott
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  • Best dual app Duo combo is Weedmaps + Yelp, just saying (I'll allow Taco Bell in place of Yelp).
  • That just made my Tuesday!
  • Hilarious 😂 🤣. I'm crying
  • That app combo is why I just grabbed a Duo 😜.
    I figure worst case, I have the coolest notebook w/ stylus EVER!
  • Is this playing on TV? If not, why?
  • I watch a lot of football every weekend but didn't see this commercial. Maybe Thanksgiving games?
  • I haven't seen any Surface Duo commercials on TV but I see the Galaxy Fold 2 commercial several times a day. Someone at work called my Surface Duo "That Samsung folding phone." The TV marketing effort for the Surface Duo seems worse than Windows Phone days. I remember seeing the Lumia 800, 920 and 1020 commercials, even from AT&T.
  • Well, even here the only Duo coverage beyond launch reviews is when they release a new commercial that isn't aired anywhere. The MS marketing philosophy has always been, We built a better mousetrap, why aren't they knocking on our door?