Surface Duo 2 fails to win over the majority of Windows Central readers

Surface Duo 2 Hero
Surface Duo 2 Hero (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • We ran a poll asking whether the readers of Windows Central plan on buying a Surface Duo 2.
  • The majority, to the tune of over 52%, said "no."
  • Almost 34% said "yes," while roughly 14% stated they'd already bought the foldable.

In a neck-and-neck race of Surface Duo 2 supporters and abstainers, it seems the abstainers have established dominance, at least for now. With the launch of the Surface Duo 2 in the rearview mirror, we fired up a poll asking readers whether they'd be grabbing Microsoft's second-gen foldable or if they'd be skipping it.

Roughly 14% of respondents said they'd already purchased the device, while nearly 34% said they were planning on doing so, meaning that over 47% said they either planned on buying the product or already had. On the flip side, a little under 53% said they weren't doling out cash for it.

As of the time of this post, 218 votes have gone to the "already bought" option, 524 went to the "planning on buying" choice, and 814 were cast in favor of not grabbing the Duo 2.

The poll garnered not only votes, but many, many comments. A lot of those comments highlighted the cost-prohibitive nature of the Surface gadget as the reason they weren't jumping in. Others cited mistrust of how Microsoft will handle and support it in the coming years, based on how the company dealt with the Duo 1.

The official Windows Central review of the Surface Duo 2 gave it a favorable score and outlined its many positive aspects as well as its drawbacks. Other outlets were less kind to the device. One common comment among most of the reviews was that there's still a ways to go before Microsoft strikes absolute gold with its Duo line.

Robert Carnevale

Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to