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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 I5-4200U 1.6GHz 256GB 10.6" Tablet

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I5-4200U 1.6GHz Windows 8.1 256GB Oct 2013
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The Tablet That Can Replace Your LaptopWeighing in at 900 grams, with longer battery life than the original Surface Pro, it goes with you anywhere. The next-generation Intel Core i5 processor... More
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8 Reasons For

Microsoft Tablets Have Good Reviews

Microsoft i5-4200U processor tablet computers have good ratings on average and across all tablets Microsoft is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Very Large Internal Memory

When compared to other comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 2 that we have checked, the Microsoft Surface Pro 2's internal memory of 8 gigabytes is one of the largest. The internal memorys of i5-4200U processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface Pro 2 range from 4GB to 8GB.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 has one of the biggest total storage capacitys (256 gigabytes) amongst tablets of this age. Tablets of a similar age and spec to the Surface Pro 2 have total storage capacitys of between 4GB and 260GB.

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Quite Large Maximum Internal Memory

The Surface Pro 2 has one of the larger maximum internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst tablets of this age. Across all the similar spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 2 the maximum internal memorys range from 0.5GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 3.7GB.

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Very Light

The average weight of tablet computers of a similar age and type to the Surface Pro 2 is 930g, and the weights range from 900g to 980g. The Surface Pro 2 is quite light (only 900 grams) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Surface Pro 2.

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Fairly Large Solid-State Drive Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 has a fairly large solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec. The average solid-state drive capacity of similar spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 2 is 120GB.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 has a quite large maximum memory card size (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablets of this spec and age. The average maximum memory card size of tablet computers of this spec and age is 56GB.

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Very Thin

The Surface Pro 2 has one of the thinner depths (only 13.5 millimeters) amongst i5-4200U processor tablet computers of this age. The average depth of tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Surface Pro 2 is 75mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3G

The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is not 3G. Most of the other tablets of this age and spec are also not 3G.

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Not 4G

Like most of the other similar spec tablets that have been on the market for more than two years, the Surface Pro 2 is not 4G.

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Quite Low Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At only 1.2 megapixels, the Surface Pro 2 has a very low rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age. The rear camera resolution (numeric)s of similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 2 range from 0.3MP to 13MP.

If you would prefer a higher rear camera resolution (numeric) then you might also want to consider the Prestigio Wize 3008 (2MP).

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of i5-4200U processor tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 2 is 10" and the largest is 13". The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 10.6 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 10.6" tablets currently available including the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 ($1,198.88) which has better reviews.

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Only 720p Video Recording Modes

This tablet has a 720p video recording modes, which is typical of many comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for more than two years.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Microsoft released the Surface Pro 2.

Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 2 has a pretty typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other i5-4200U processor tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 2.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Surface Pro 2 has a relatively standard processor frequency (1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1.6GHz processor clock speed tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 ($1,198.88).

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Two Processor Coress

The Surface Pro 2 is a two processor cores tablet computer which is average compared to the other six tablet computers of this age and spec that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 2 processor cores tablets and we think because of it's better review score, the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 ($1,198.88) is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Family
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Modes
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Audio System
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
SmartCard Slot
Headphone Out
Docking Connector Type
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Messaging
E-Mail
Performance
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Fingerprint Reader
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Insider™
InTru™ 3D Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Battery
Continuous Video Playback Time
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Wi-Fi
Solid-State Drive Capacity
DVI Port
Total Storage Capacity
Charging Time

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Expert Reviews

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29 August 2014

Microsoft recently released the Surface Pro 3 , but that doesn't mean that you can't still get your hands on the Surface Pro 2 , now that prices will most likely drop to make room for the newer... Read more…

11 August 2014

Winner: The Surface Pro 3 Having won six out of eight rounds, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the clear winner of this versus review. However, thanks to Microsoft's wise decision to radically lower...

21 May 2014

During the launch of the Surface Pro 3 , Microsoft freely admitted that it hadn't quite got it right with the original Surface Pro and even the Surface Pro 2. It claimed the Surface Pro 3 is the... Read more…

24 April 2014

With unsold stock of the Surface RT burning a billion-dollar hole in Microsoft's finances, the company needs to make amends. Enter the new Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 models, which boost the... Read more…

13 March 2014

With the first Surface Pro , Microsoft laid out its vision of the future: one mobile device with the guts of a laptop that can replace your tablet, laptop, and maybe even desktop. Unfortunately... Read more…

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User Reviews

(12)
Reviewed 16 January 2014 by Ross K.

I bought mine because it would run anything a laptop would and specifically to run the medical software I use for work. I actually have the 512 GB version (not listed here on Newegg). I strongly... Read more…

Reviewed 8 March 2014 by Shawn D.

I do a lot of research and for the money, this is the best purchase on the market. There are a lot of tablets out there, but this one has the most features for the buck. I highly recommend the... Read more…

Reviewed 25 March 2015 by Mr. J. G. Temperton

I have used tablet devices for a long time, taking a tortuous path from Archos 7 and 70, the Samsung Galaxy 7" Tab 10" and Note and iPad 2/Air.

I have to say this is the best... Read more…

Reviewed 2 February 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

This is a wonderful piece of kit. I had an Asus Zenbook before this and thought nothing could be better, but this is better. It is faster, has a screen display I never dreamed could be so good and... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

I bought this product as an upgrade to my Surface Pro 1 (128GB). It was purchased at a time when the Surface Pro 3 had been released for a few months, so let me start with why I feel I needed to... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft w81, microsoft w81p, microsoft w81pr, microsoft w81pro, microsoft i54200, microsoft i54300, microsoft i54300u, microsoft i54200u, microsoft 7ex0000, microsoft 7hx00002, microsoft 7ex00001, microsoft 7ex00001r, microsoft 7hx00002r, microsoft 7hx00002rf, microsoft 0885370658880
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