Microsoft's Surface Duo 2 is down to $1,250 right now through Best Buy and the Microsoft Store. That's $250 off its starting price and the most affordable we've ever seen the second-generation foldable from Microsoft. In fact, it's the first official price drop for the Duo 2 since the device launched late last year.

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The Surface Duo 2 is a unique foldable with two displays. It can run apps side-by-side or span apps across both screens. The second-generation Duo improves upon its predecessor in several key areas, including having better cameras, displays, and software. Later this year, the Duo 2 should receive an update to Android 12L, which is optimized for tablets and foldables.

The Surface Duo 2 is a foldable that takes a different approach than devices like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. Rather than having one large display that can fold, the Surface Duo 2 features two displays that sit side by side. You can also span apps across both displays. Certain apps, such as Xbox Cloud Gaming, are optimized to take advantage of the dual displays of the Duo 2.

While the Surface Duo 2 is an improvement on the original Surface Duo, the device is not perfect. "Surface Duo 2 is a significant improvement over the first-gen with much better hardware, attention to detail, and software that is significantly less buggy," said our executive editor Daniel Rubino in his review. "There are still issues to solve, however, and the high price will keep many away."

The Surface Duo 2 isn't cheap after it's $250 discount, but it is slightly less expensive.

While you should always purchase devices based on what they can currently do rather than what they may be able to do in the future, it's worth noting that the Surface Duo 2 is set to receive an update to Android 12L later this year. Android 12L is optimized for foldables and large screens.

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