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Microsoft Surface 2 Tegra 4 1.7GHz 32GB 10.6" Tablet

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Tegra 4 1.7GHz Windows RT 32GB Oct 2013
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Thin, Light Tablet With Up To 10-hour Battery Life1At less than 1.5 pounds and just 8.9 mm thick, Surface 2 lets you carry less while you do more. It runs Windows 8.1 RT and comes preinstalled... More
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Is the Microsoft Surface 2 Tablet Everything You Need?
Microsoft Surface 2 4G - full review of this fast, sleek Windows with superb keyboard [Review]

21 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on eighty-one expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and T3.com the average expert rating of this Tegra 4 processor tablet is 75 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

This Microsoft tablet has an average owner rating of 83 out of 100 based on 27 owner reviews.

Good Size

Some Microsoft Surface 2 owners wrote that the Microsoft Surface 2 was thin. Expert website Wired.co.uk scored the product 4 stars and said in their review “The new version of Microsoft's Surface tablet is a little slimmer, with an improved screen, processor”. Wired.co.uk also wrote “Design The new Surface is 2mm thinner”. Pocket-Lint.com scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review two years ago “Surface 2 might be thinner, lighter and faster than before”.

One Microsoft Surface 2 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was lightweight. Martin O. said “My mobile lightweight office aid” in his review of the Microsoft Surface 2.

One Microsoft Surface 2 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface 2 was easy to carry around. Swanita Phiri wrote in their review of the Microsoft Surface 2 two years ago “It is very easy to carry around and easy to use” and rated the product 5 stars.

One Microsoft Surface 2 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was a good body shape. Two years ago expert review site Digitalversus.com gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote in their Microsoft Surface 2 review “With a stylish, well-built body, Full HD resolution”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was a good size. Two years ago expert review site Wired.co.uk wrote “Is it worth an extra £100? Chassis and screen Size-wise the Surface 2 4G's dimensions are exactly the same as the Wi-Fi-only version.”.

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Easy to Use

A few Microsoft Surface 2 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use. Douglas Craig mentioned in his Microsoft Surface 2 review “The surface 2 is just a fantastic tablet, windows is really nice to use, all the gesture controls work perfectly ( I haven't touched my I pad since I got my surface”. Maria mentioned on Amazon two years ago “I mainly use it for e-mails (I don't use Outlook, I use Yahoo on a web page) and it's great to use proper webpages without resorting to unreliable apps” in his review. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on Good Gear Guide.com.au three years ago “Has a new two-stage kickstand aimed to make it easier to use on your lap” in their review.

Some people who reviewed the Microsoft Surface 2 mentioned that it had a good experience. Trustedreviews.com said on expert website Trusted Reviews “The Surface 2 is good tablet if you must have the full Office experience on the go.”. Anandtech.com said three years ago “You'll still get a better third party app experience on Android or iOS”.

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface 2 was comfortable and easy to hold. Two years ago expert website Hardwarezone.com.my said in their Microsoft Surface 2 review “Cosy, comfy and serving a mean cup of coffee – Pickle & Fig is fast becoming one of my favorite caffeine haunts in the TTDI area”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface 2 had a good interface. Expert review site Laptopmag.com wrote “Microsoft's original Surface with Windows RT tried to bridge the work-and-play gap by combining a dynamic Live Tile interface with a free copy of Office” in their Microsoft Surface 2 review but in spite of that they only rated the product 3 stars.

One person concluded that the product was easy to handle. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote “The tablet itself sported a great design, with good handling and performance” in their review.

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Robust

Fifteen Microsoft Surface 2 owners considered that the Microsoft Surface 2 was well made. S. L. Whiting mentioned “Very well engineered; very functional” in their review of this tablet and scored the product very highly. Expert website Hothardware.com said in their review of this tablet “The hardware was solid and well built.”. Expert review site Stuff.tv gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote “‘Solidly built' doesn't do it justice - the magnesium casing's fit”.

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Expert review site Ouritdept.co.uk said in their review of the Microsoft Surface 2 “The much improved screen resolution, sturdy kickstand feature with choice of positions, longer batt” . Venturebeat.com said “Attractive, sturdy build”.

One person who bought the Microsoft Surface 2 mentioned that it was reliable.

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Good Connectivity

Two Microsoft Surface 2 reviewers who purchased this tablet concluded that it was wifi compatible. Fran_ad said on Amazon “I also have a Windows 8 phone so it automatically backs up my photos from the phone to the tablet via OneDrive (whilst connected to WiFi!) which is very useful” in their review of the Microsoft Surface 2.

One customer who reviewed the product thought it had email functionality. Two years ago Derek A. Brawn mentioned in his review of the Microsoft Surface 2 on Amazon “Having Outlook for email accounts is brilliant”.

One Microsoft Surface 2 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Three years ago Douglas Craig said on Amazon “Internet explorer is great and you can use the desktop for Spotify for example” and rated this tablet as very good.

One customer who reviewed the Microsoft Surface 2 considered that it was easy to sync. In November last year Fran_ad wrote on Amazon “Certainly nothing worth complaining about! It boots up very fast and syncs seamlessly with my Microsoft account including my Contacts, OneDrive etc”.

One customer who reviewed the Microsoft Surface 2 thought it was good in terms of connectivity. S. L. Whiting said on Amazon two years ago “Having good connectivity - full-size USB, SD micro” in their review of the Microsoft Surface 2.

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Nice Design

Nine people wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Fran_ad said in their review of the Microsoft Surface 2 on Amazon in November last year “In actual fact it stops me from filling my beautiful Surface with rubbish! You cannot run any executable files on this tablet”. Expert review site Laptopmag.com said in their review three years ago “Microsoft's Surface 2 offers a beautiful display, more powerful processor” nonetheless they scored the Microsoft Surface 2 60 out of 100. Venturebeat.com said “Beautiful, highres screen” in their review of this tablet.

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote in their review “It was a very good product with a well-executed design and powerful productivity tools.”. Pcmag.com also said “A refined design”. Expert website Ubergizmo.com wrote in their review of the Microsoft Surface 2 “Despite featuring an original design and gathering good reviews, including from our own team” .

A few Microsoft Surface 2 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was smooth. Expert website Reviewed.com said “It's easy to pooh-pooh the first iteration of a line of tablets, especially since they usually have a lot of rough edges to smooth out” in their review. Three years ago Venturebeat.com said in their Microsoft Surface 2 review “The Microsoft Surface 2 has a sturdy build, smooth gaming performance”.

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Good Battery Life

A few Microsoft Surface 2 owners considered that the Microsoft Surface 2 had a good battery life. Three years ago Venturebeat.com mentioned in their Microsoft Surface 2 review “Long lasting battery life”. Venturebeat.com also wrote “Works, microSD expansion, decent battery life, good prospect for business users”.

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Microsoft tablets and also specifically for Microsoft Tegra 4 processor tablet computers and found that in both cases Microsoft had good reviews.

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Good Technical Features

A number of Microsoft Surface 2 reviewers who bought this tablet agreed that it had good features. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “It now boasts a full HD screen, features updated internals”. Two years ago Wired.co.uk gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “It's a solidly built device with a good range of features an” in their review. Expert website Ouritdept.co.uk wrote in their review “The Microsoft Surface 2 has many features which were included in the initial Surface tablets last year, only the device is now more refined with new improvements”.

Good Webcam

One person said in their reviews that it was good for making skype calls. Three years ago Venturebeat.com mentioned “Best of Skype package”.

Good Support

One person who bought the product thought it had good technical guidance. Gizmodo.com.au wrote “Better processor help make the Surface 2 a much more compelling tablet than the Surface RT.”.

Good for Games

One Microsoft Surface 2 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was good playing games on.

Good Product Quality

One person who bought the product thought it was good quality. Douglas Craig wrote three years ago “Slick performance loads of good quality apps ( the quality of apps is the most important thing not how many, ) Plenty of memory” in his review.

Fairly Large Screen Size

Tablets that have been on the market for more than two years have screen sizes of between 7" and 11", and the average screen size is 9.7". With a screen size of 10.6 inches, the Microsoft Surface 2 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface 2.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of 3.5 megapixels, the Surface 2 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets of a similar age and spec to the Surface 2. Across all the Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface 2 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 3.5MP.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many tablet computers of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Long Continuous Video Playback Time

The Surface 2 has one of the longer continuous video playback times (10 hours) amongst Tegra 4 processor tablet computers of this age. Across all the tablet computers of a similar age and type to the Surface 2 the continuous video playback times range from 9h to 10h.

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DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This tablet has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many tablets of a similar spec and age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Microsoft Surface 2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the display resolution of the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Comparable spec tablets that have been available for more than two years display resolutions range from 480 x 272 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2560 pixels (best).

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Very Thin

Across all the similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface 2 the thicknesses range from 8.9mm to 200mm, and the average thickness is 85mm. With a thickness of only 8.9 millimeters, the Surface 2 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface 2.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Most tablets of this type and age are not 3G compatible. The Microsoft Surface 2 is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablets of this spec and age, the Surface 2 is not 4G compatible.

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Quite Low Rear Camera Resolution

At only 5 megapixels, the Surface 2 has a quite low rear camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface 2. The rear camera resolutions of tablets of this age and type range from 2MP to 8MP.

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Only Apple 30-Pin Docking Connector Type

The docking connector type of this tablet is Apple 30-pin, which is the most frequently found docking connector type on tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

Across all the tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Surface 2 the maximum battery life range from 9h to 17h. At only 10 hours, the Microsoft Surface 2 has a quite short maximum battery life compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Wide

The narrowest Tegra 4 processor tablet that was launched around the same time as the Surface 2 is 110mm wide, the widest is 280mm, and the average width is 250mm. The Microsoft Surface 2 is quite wide (275 millimeters) compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Tegra 4 processor tablet has been on the market for over two years.

Four Processor Cores

The Surface 2 is a four processor core tablet computer which is average compared to the other 22 tablet computers of this age and type that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Microsoft Surface 2 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface 2.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Microsoft Surface 2 has a fairly average internal storage capacity (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface 2.

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Specification

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
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