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Microsoft Surface 2 Tegra 4 1.7GHz 64GB 10.6" 4G 3G Tablet

Tegra 4 1.7GHz Windows RT 64GB Apr 2014
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Surface 2 The 10 tablet that comes with Office. At just under 1.5lbs, and pre-loaded with Office 2013 RT,1 Surface 2 lets you carry less while you do more. Also available with AT&T 4G LTE. Ready... 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]

8 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 2,909 expert and user reviews, Microsoft has good reviews for its tablet computers. Microsoft also has good reviews specifically within its Tegra 4 processor tablets range compared to other brands.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet supports a Flash storage media, which is typical of many tablets of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Surface 2 has a quite large display diagonal (10.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface 2. The average display diagonal of Tegra 4 processor tablets that came out around the same time as the Surface 2 is 9.7", and the display diagonals range from 7" to 11".

It may also be worth considering one of the other 10.6" tablets currently available including the Microsoft Surface 2 ($199.99) which has better reviews.

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

The smallest internal storage capacity of tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface 2 is 16GB and the largest is 64GB. With an internal storage capacity of 64 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface 2 has a fairly large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablets that came out around the same time as the Surface 2.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

When compared to other Tegra 4 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface 2 that we have assessed, the front camera resolution (numeric) of the Surface 2 of 3.5 megapixels is one of the highest. Tegra 4 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 3.5MP.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many Tegra 4 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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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 frequently found display resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Across all similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Surface 2 the display resolution ranges from 480 x 272 pixels to 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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Very Thin

The depths of similar spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Surface 2 range from 8.9mm to 200mm. With a depth of only 8.9 millimeters, the Surface 2 has one of the thinner depths amongst Tegra 4 processor tablets of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Low Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

Tablets of a comparable age and spec to the Surface 2 have rear camera resolution (numeric)s of between 5MP and 8MP, and the average rear camera resolution (numeric) is 6.8MP. With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of only 5 megapixels, the Microsoft Surface 2 has one of the lower rear camera resolution (numeric)s amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age.

There are a number of other 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers currently available that you might also want to consider including the Microsoft Surface 2 ($199.99) which has better reviews.

If this Microsoft tablet computer rear camera resolution (numeric) is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Excite AT10LE-A-107 (8MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Short Browsing Time (3G)

With a browsing time (3G) of only 7 hours, the Microsoft Surface 2 has one of the shorter browsing time (3G)s amongst tablet computers of this age. The average browsing time (3G) of tablets of this age and type is 8.6h.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of Tegra 4 processor tablets that are a similar age to the Surface 2 is 1.6GHz, the fastest is 1.9GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.8GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Microsoft Surface 2 has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface 2.

There are a number of alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed tablet computers currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Microsoft Surface 2 ($199.99).

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Heavy

The Surface 2 is one of the heavier tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface 2 (685 grams) amongst Tegra 4 processor tablets of this age. The weights of tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface 2 range from 0.63g to 1.2kg.

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2 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 Coress

The number of processor coress on the Surface 2 is four. That's average compared to the other 20 Tegra 4 processor tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface 2 that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Storage
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Storage Media
Display
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Touch Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
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Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
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Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
2G
2G Standards
3G Standards
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
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Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
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Headphone Out
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Phone Features
Video Call
Caller ID
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Proximity Sensor
Orientation Sensor
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GLONASS
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
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
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Browsing Time (3G)
Power
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AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
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Wi-Fi

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Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft p4w00003, microsoft p4w00001, microsoft p9w00001, microsoft w5y00001
Barcodes 00885370718546, 00885370718560
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