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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]

20 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are 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 tablet computer is 75%.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 27 user reviews the average user rating of this Tegra 4 processor tablet is 83%.

Robust

Some customers thought the product was well made. S. L. Whiting rated it as excellent and wrote in their review on Amazon “Very well engineered; very functional”. Expert review site Hothardware.com said four years ago “The hardware was solid and well built.”. Expert review site Stuff.tv rated it 80 out of 100 and said in their review in the same month “‘Solidly built' doesn't do it justice - the magnesium casing's fit”.

Several customers who purchased the product concluded that it was strong and durable. Expert website Ouritdept.co.uk mentioned “The much improved screen resolution, sturdy kickstand feature with choice of positions, longer batt”. Venturebeat.com mentioned “Attractive, sturdy build” in their review of the Microsoft Surface 2.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was reliable.

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Good Connectivity

Several people who bought it mentioned that it was wifi compatible. Fran_ad said in their review of the Microsoft Surface 2 two years ago “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”.

One Microsoft Surface 2 reviewer said in their reviews that it had email functionality. Three years ago Derek A. Brawn gave this tablet a rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of the Microsoft Surface 2 “Having Outlook for email accounts is brilliant”.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was able to connect to the internet. Four years ago Douglas Craig wrote in his review of the Microsoft Surface 2 “Internet explorer is great and you can use the desktop for Spotify for example”.

One person said in their reviews that it was easy to sync. Two years ago Fran_ad wrote “Certainly nothing worth complaining about! It boots up very fast and syncs seamlessly with my Microsoft account including my Contacts, OneDrive etc” in their review.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. S. L. Whiting wrote in their review of the Microsoft Surface 2 three years ago “Having good connectivity - full-size USB, SD micro”.

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Nice Design

A few customers said in their reviews that the product was good looking. Two years ago Fran_ad wrote on Amazon “In actual fact it stops me from filling my beautiful Surface with rubbish! You cannot run any executable files on this tablet” in their Microsoft Surface 2 review. Venturebeat.com mentioned “Beautiful, highres screen” in their review of this tablet. Venturebeat.com also said “Gorgeous display”.

A number of people who bought this tablet reckoned that it was a good design. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “It was a very good product with a well-executed design and powerful productivity tools.” in their Microsoft Surface 2 review and scored this tablet 80 out of 100. Pcmag.com also said “A refined design”. Expert website Ubergizmo.com wrote in their review “Despite featuring an original design and gathering good reviews, including from our own team”.

Two customers who reviewed the Microsoft Surface 2 considered that it was smooth. Expert website Reviewed.com said in their review of this tablet “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”. Venturebeat.com wrote “The Microsoft Surface 2 has a sturdy build, smooth gaming performance” .

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Good Size

Several Microsoft Surface 2 reviewers who purchased the product agreed that it was thin. Wired.co.uk said “Design The new Surface is 2mm thinner” in their review. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned in their Microsoft Surface 2 review on expert website Pocket Lint “Surface 2 might be thinner, lighter and faster than before” and gave this tablet a rating of 80 out of 100. Expert website Theverge.com rated the Microsoft Surface 2 71 out of 100 and said four years ago “A light and slim device that's great for reading, watching movies, or surfing the web.”.

One Microsoft Surface 2 reviewer who reviewed it wrote that it was lightweight. Martin O. said in his review of this tablet two years ago “My mobile lightweight office aid” and scored the Microsoft Surface 2 80 out of 100. One person concluded that the Microsoft Surface 2 was easy to carry around.

One Microsoft Surface 2 reviewer wrote that the product was a good body shape.

One Microsoft Surface 2 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface 2 was a good size. Three years ago expert review site Wired.co.uk rated it 70 out of 100 and said in their review of the Microsoft Surface 2 “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.”.

One Microsoft Surface 2 reviewer thought it was a good weight.

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Easy to Use

A number of customers agreed that the Microsoft Surface 2 was easy to use. Douglas Craig mentioned on Amazon four years ago “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 gave the product a score of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Microsoft Surface 2 “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”. Swanita Phiri mentioned in their Microsoft Surface 2 review on Amazon “It is very easy to carry around and easy to use”.

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface 2 had a good experience. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote in their Microsoft Surface 2 review “The Surface 2 is good tablet if you must have the full Office experience on the go.”. Anandtech.com said “You'll still get a better third party app experience on Android or iOS” in their review of this tablet.

Several Microsoft Surface 2 owners who bought it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Knowyourmobile.com said in their review of the Microsoft Surface 2 “It felt both sturdy and comfortable in my hands with a nice weight that seemed to infuse it with a sense of strength” however despite that they only scored the Microsoft Surface 2 60 out of 100. Hardwarezone.com.my wrote “Cosy, comfy and serving a mean cup of coffee – Pickle & Fig is fast becoming one of my favorite caffeine haunts in the TTDI area” in their review.

One customer who bought it considered that it had a good interface. Expert review site Laptopmag.com mentioned in their review “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”.

One Microsoft Surface 2 owner concluded that the product was easy to handle. Three years ago Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned in their review of this tablet “The tablet itself sported a great design, with good handling and performance”.

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Good Battery Life

Some Microsoft Surface 2 reviewers said in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface 2 had a good battery life. Expert review site Laptopmag.com said in their review of the Microsoft Surface 2 four years ago “Microsoft's Surface 2 offers a beautiful display, more powerful processor and longer battery life.”. Expert website Digitalversus.com said in their review three years ago “With a stylish, well-built body, Full HD resolution and good battery life” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Expert website Wired.co.uk mentioned “The new version of Microsoft's Surface tablet is a little slimmer, with an improved screen, processor and battery life, plus some new keyboard options”.

Good Brand

Based on 2,909 expert and user reviews, Microsoft has good ratings for its tablets. Microsoft also has good ratings specifically for its Tegra 4 processor tablets.

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Good Technical Features

A few customers who reviewed the Microsoft Surface 2 concluded that it had good features. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “It now boasts a full HD screen, features updated internals”. Expert review site Wired.co.uk said three years ago “It's a solidly built device with a good range of features an” in their review of the Microsoft Surface 2. Expert website Ouritdept.co.uk said “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 customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for making skype calls. Venturebeat.com mentioned in their Microsoft Surface 2 review four years ago “Best of Skype package”.

Good Support

One person who bought it considered that it had good technical guidance. Expert website Gizmodo.com.au mentioned “Better processor help make the Surface 2 a much more compelling tablet than the Surface RT.” in their review of the Microsoft Surface 2.

Good for Games

One person who purchased it considered that it was good playing games on.

Good Product Quality

One Microsoft Surface 2 owner who reviewed this tablet concluded that it was good quality. Douglas Craig wrote “Slick performance loads of good quality apps ( the quality of apps is the most important thing not how many, ) Plenty of memory” and scored it 5 stars.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 10.6 inches, the Microsoft Surface 2 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface 2. Tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface 2 have display diagonals of between 7" and 11".

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Tablets that have been on the market for more than two years have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 3.5MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 1.5MP. At 3.5 megapixels, the Surface 2 has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this type and age.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many tablets that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Long Continuous Video Playback Time

The average continuous video playback time of tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years is 9.2h. With a continuous video playback time of 10 hours, the Surface 2 has one of the longer continuous video playback times amongst tablets of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Surface 2 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over three times the display resolution of the most common display resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Comparable spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface 2 display resolutions range from 480 x 272 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2560 pixels (best).

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Very Thin

The Microsoft Surface 2 has a quite thin depth (only 8.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface 2. The thinnest depth of tablet computers of this type and age is 8.9mm, the thickest is 200mm, and the average depth is 83mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 4G

The Microsoft Surface 2 is not 4G. Most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface 2 are also not 4G.

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Not 3G

The Microsoft Surface 2 is not 3G, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface 2 are also not 3G.

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The average rear camera resolution (numeric) of Tegra 4 processor tablets that have been available for more than two years is 6.8MP, and the rear camera resolution (numeric)s range from 5MP to 8MP. With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of only 5 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface 2 has a quite low rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Surface 2.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

Comparable spec tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago have battery life (max)s of between 8h and 58h, and the average battery life (max) is 14h. With a battery life (max) of only 10 hours, the Microsoft Surface 2 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s amongst tablet computers of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface 2

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Four Processor Coress

The Surface 2 has four processor coress which is average compared to the other 20 tablet computers of this spec and age that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Surface 2 has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface 2.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Surface 2 has a fairly average internal storage capacity (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Architecture
Processor Brand
Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Storage Medium
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
4G WiMAX
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
Headphone Out
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
USB 3.0 Port
Docking Connector Type
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Phone Features
Video Call
Voice Call
Messaging
Instant Messaging (IM)
E-Mail
Performance
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
RoHS Compliance
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Battery
Battery Recharge Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Battery Life (max)
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Stylus Pen
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Other Features
Docking Connector
Kids Tablet
Wi-Fi
Charging Time

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