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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 I5-4200U 1.6GHz 512GB 10.6" Tablet

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I5-4200U 1.6GHz Windows 8.1 Pro 512GB 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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13 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on eighty-four expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Digital Versus this i5-4200U processor tablet computer has an average expert rating of 80%. That puts this tablet computer in the bottom 100% of all the tablets of a comparable spec and age.

Good Owner Reviews

Surface Pro 2 owners on average rated this tablet 82%. That puts this tablet computer in the top 1% of all the tablet computers of a similar spec and age.

Good Battery Life

Several Microsoft Surface Pro 2 reviewers who reviewed the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 concluded that it had a good battery life. Roy scored it 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “It's because I am using applications such a VMware that are battery intensive”. Expert review site Computershopper.com said “If you're looking for an attractive, powerful tablet with good battery life, Microsoft's much-improved Surface Pro 2 delivers” in their review of this tablet. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote “It finally has the battery life to deliver on its promise” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review.

Easy to Use

Three customers who reviewed this tablet concluded that it was easy to use. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “The Wacom pen with the Surface Pro 2 is 'easier' to use in that it makes marks faster”. Three years ago Gliitch wrote on Amazon “The Surface Pro 2 is a fantastic product & a complete joy to use” in their review. Mr. J. G. Temperton scored it 5 stars and wrote “Excellent, very practical tech” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 2.

Some people said in their reviews that it had a good experience. Gadgetguy.com.au mentioned in their review of this tablet “While the Surface 2 provided a decent tablet experience that looked like Windows 8”. Expert review site Gottabemobile.com wrote “You'll likely be able to find a better Ultrabook experience” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review.

One person who bought it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review on Amazon “It is faster, has a screen display I never dreamed could be so good and is a comfortable size both to work with”.

One Microsoft Surface Pro 2 reviewer mentioned that the product was easy to handle.

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Robust

Two Microsoft Surface Pro 2 owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was strong and durable. Mr. J. G. Temperton mentioned on Amazon “Dropped it twice and is very tough” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review and scored it very highly. Pcmag.com wrote “It packs ultrabook-class components into an innovative form factor with a sturdy chassis”.

One person who reviewed the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 wrote that it was well made. Gadgetguy.com.au said in their review three years ago “The Surface Pro 2 is a different beast altogether, revealing a solid Windows 8 tabl” .

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Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Tablet Computers

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

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Good Sound Quality

One Microsoft Surface Pro 2 reviewer said in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 had good sound quality. Fernando Dourado said on Amazon “It's a powerfull computer, nice screen (sharpness (although some fonts are a a bit blurry, for instance in some webpages, some pdfs, depending on the zooming)), powerfull, good sound” but he only rated it 3 stars.

Nice Design

Some customers thought the product was a good design. Techworld.com mentioned in their Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review four years ago “Its design may be spot on for some”. Expert website Uk.hardware.info said in their Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review in the same month “It remains an innovative design, with a clever way of attaching the keyboard cover”. Expert website Tabletpcreview.com wrote “The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is a powerful tablet with an amazing design”.

A number of Microsoft Surface Pro 2 reviewers who purchased the product concluded that it was good looking. Four years ago expert review site Gizmodo.com said “The appeal is still pretty niche”. Gizmodo.com.au said “Not only is it still freaking gorgeous to look at” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review.

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Good Picture Quality

One customer who bought it reckoned that it had a sharp image.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage media, which is typical of many similar spec tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

The smallest internal storage capacity of i5-4200U processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 2 is 64GB, the largest is 520GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 200GB. With an internal storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 2 has one of the largest internal storage capacitys amongst i5-4200U processor tablet computers of this age.

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Very Light

Across all the tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro 2 the weights range from 900g to 980g, and the average weight is 930g. With a weight of only 900 grams, the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is fairly light compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Pro 2.

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Very Thin

The depths of comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for more than two years range from 13mm to 200mm, and the average depth is 75mm. With a depth of only 13.5 millimeters, the Surface Pro 2 has one of the thinner depths amongst i5-4200U processor tablet computers of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

Some people mentioned in their reviews that the product was not heavy and bulky. Expert website Stuff.tv said “There's nothing else quite like this device out there – with the exception of bulky beasts like the Razer Edge Pro –” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review yet they still scored it very highly. Uk.hardware.info mentioned in their Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review four years ago “It's nice that the kickstand now has two positions, together with the heavier” . Also four years ago Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned in their Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review “To refine its vision for a thick and heavy.”.

One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it was not thin.

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Poor Support

A few customers who bought it considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Expert review site Techworld.com said “We can't help feel that instead of being the best of both laptop” . Phonearena.com said “On the other, we can’t help” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review.

Not 4G

The Surface Pro 2 is not 4G, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other tablets of this age and type are also not 4G.

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Not 3G

Like most of the other tablet computers of this age and type, the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is not 3G.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of similar spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 2 range from 10" to 13", and the average display diagonal is 11". The Surface Pro 2 has a quite small display diagonal (only 10.6 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 720p Video Recording Modes

This tablet computer has a 720p video recording modes, which is typical of many comparable spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as it.

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3 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 Processor Frequency

At 1.6 gigahertz, the Surface Pro 2 has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets of a similar age and type to the Surface Pro 2.

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Two Processor Coress

Compared to the other six tablet computers of this age and type that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is a two processor cores tablet which is average.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Brand
Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
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
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Front Camera
Video Recording Modes
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
Microphone in
Headphone Out
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
USB 3.0 Port
Docking Connector Type
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Messaging
Instant Messaging (IM)
E-Mail
Performance
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
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® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Insider™
InTru™ 3D 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
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Stylus Pen
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Other Features
Visual Technology
Docking Connector
Kids Tablet
64-Bit Computing
Wi-Fi
Charging Time

9 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(167)
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

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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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