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Microsoft Surface 2 Tegra 4 1.7GHz 64GB 10.6" Tablet

Tegra 4 1.7GHz Windows RT 64GB Nov 2013
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Thin, Light Tablet With Up To 10-hour Battery Life(1) At 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]

10 Reasons For

Microsoft Tablets Have Good Reviews

Microsoft has good average ratings for its Tegra 4 processor tablet computers as well as across its entire tablet computer range compared to other brands.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablets that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 10.6 inches, the Surface 2 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst Tegra 4 processor tablet computers of this age. The screen sizes of tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Surface 2 range from 7" to 11", and the average screen size is 9.7".

Alternative 10.6" tablets currently available which you might also want to look at include the Microsoft Surface 2 ($295.99) which has better reviews.

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

The average internal storage capacity of tablets of this type and age is 31GB. The Surface 2 has one of the larger internal storage capacity (64 gigabytes) amongst tablets of this age.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The Microsoft Surface 2 has a quite high front camera resolution (3.5 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablets of this spec and age. Tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Surface 2 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 3.5MP.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on similar spec tablet computers that have been available for more than two years.

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DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This tablet computer has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, which is the most commonly found internal memory type on comparable spec tablets that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Continuous Video Playback Time

Across all the Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that have been available for more than two years the continuous video playback times range from 9h to 10h, and the average continuous video playback time is 9.2h. With a continuous video playback time of 10 hours, the Microsoft Surface 2 has one of the longer continuous video playback times amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Surface 2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the display resolution of a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet, which is the most common display resolution. Across all tablets of a similar age and type to the Surface 2 the best display resolution is 3840 x 2560 pixels and the worst is 480 x 272 pixels.

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Quite Thin

The Surface 2 has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 8.9 millimeters) amongst Tegra 4 processor tablet computers of this age. Tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Surface 2 have thicknesses of between 8.9mm and 200mm, and the average thickness is 85mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

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

Tablets which are 3G compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba Excite AT10LE-A-107.

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Not 4G Compatible

The Microsoft Surface 2 is not 4G compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface 2 are also not 4G compatible.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The Surface 2 has a quite short maximum battery life (only 10 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the Surface 2. Tablets of this type and age have maximum battery life of between 9h and 17h, and the average maximum battery life is 11h.

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Very Wide

When compared to other tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface 2 that we have assessed, the Surface 2's width of 275 millimeters is one of the widest. The average width of tablet computers that were released more than two years ago is 250mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Tegra 4 processor tablet was released over two years ago.

Four Processor Cores

Compared to the other 22 Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface 2 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the number of processor cores on the Surface 2 is four which is average.

There are a number of alternative 4 processor core tablet computers currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Excite AT10LE-A-107.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Surface 2 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Surface 2.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available including because of it's better review score, the Microsoft Surface 2 ($295.99).

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

With a rear camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface 2 has a fairly average rear camera resolution compared to most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that came out more than two years ago.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablets and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus Transformer Pad TF701, and the Microsoft Surface 2 ($295.99) is also worth considering.

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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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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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