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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 2014
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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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23 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on eighty-one expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and T3.com this Tegra 4 processor tablet has an overall expert rating of 75 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Good

This tablet computer has an average owner rating of 83 out of 100 based on 27 owner reviews.

Easy to Use

Several people mentioned that the Microsoft Surface 2 was easy to use. Douglas Craig rated the product as excellent and he wrote in his review of this tablet on Amazon three 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 mentioned in his review “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”. Three years ago Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “Has a new two-stage kickstand aimed to make it easier to use on your lap”.

A few Microsoft Surface 2 owners who reviewed the Microsoft Surface 2 agreed that it had a good experience. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert review site Trusted Reviews “The Surface 2 is good tablet if you must have the full Office experience on the go.” and rated the product 70 out of 100. Three years ago expert website Anandtech.com wrote “You'll still get a better third party app experience on Android or iOS”.

Two customers who reviewed the Microsoft Surface 2 thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Hardwarezone.com.my wrote in their review of this tablet “Cosy, comfy and serving a mean cup of coffee – Pickle & Fig is fast becoming one of my favorite caffeine haunts in the TTDI area”.

One person who bought it concluded that it had a good interface. Expert review site Laptopmag.com said “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” but despite that they only scored it 3 stars.

One Microsoft Surface 2 reviewer concluded that the product was easy to handle. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned “The tablet itself sported a great design, with good handling and performance”.

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Several Microsoft Surface 2 owners thought this tablet was well made. Two years ago S. L. Whiting said in their Microsoft Surface 2 review “Very well engineered; very functional”. Hothardware.com said “The hardware was solid and well built.”. Three years ago expert website Stuff.tv said in their review “‘Solidly built' doesn't do it justice - the magnesium casing's fit” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

A few Microsoft Surface 2 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned 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 wrote “Attractive, sturdy build”.

One person who reviewed it thought it was reliable.

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Good Connectivity

A number of customers thought it was wifi compatible. Fran_ad gave the product an excellent review score and said in their Microsoft Surface 2 review “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 owner said in their reviews that the product had email functionality. Derek A. Brawn said “Having Outlook for email accounts is brilliant” in his review. One Microsoft Surface 2 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Douglas Craig said on Amazon three years ago “Internet explorer is great and you can use the desktop for Spotify for example”.

One person who bought the product concluded that it was easy to sync. Fran_ad wrote on Amazon “Certainly nothing worth complaining about! It boots up very fast and syncs seamlessly with my Microsoft account including my Contacts, OneDrive etc” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. S. L. Whiting scored it very highly and mentioned in their Microsoft Surface 2 review on Amazon two years ago “Having good connectivity - full-size USB, SD micro”.

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Nice Design

A number of Microsoft Surface 2 reviewers who bought it mentioned that it was good looking. Fran_ad mentioned “In actual fact it stops me from filling my beautiful Surface with rubbish! You cannot run any executable files on this tablet” in their review of the Microsoft Surface 2 and scored it very highly. Expert website Laptopmag.com mentioned three years ago “Microsoft's Surface 2 offers a beautiful display, more powerful processor” in their review of this tablet. Venturebeat.com wrote in the same month “Beautiful, highres screen” in their review of the Microsoft Surface 2.

Several people who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good design. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “It was a very good product with a well-executed design and powerful productivity tools.”. Pcmag.com also mentioned “A refined design”. Ubergizmo.com wrote “Despite featuring an original design and gathering good reviews, including from our own team”.

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it was smooth. Reviewed.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned three years ago “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” in their review of this tablet. Venturebeat.com wrote “The Microsoft Surface 2 has a sturdy build, smooth gaming performance” in their review of this tablet.

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Good Size

Some customers who purchased it considered that it was thin. Expert review site Wired.co.uk wrote “The new version of Microsoft's Surface tablet is a little slimmer, with an improved screen, processor” in their review. Wired.co.uk also said “Design The new Surface is 2mm thinner”. Two years ago Pocket-Lint.com mentioned in their review of this tablet on expert website Pocket Lint “Surface 2 might be thinner, lighter and faster than before” and rated it 4 stars.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was lightweight. Martin O. gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon “My mobile lightweight office aid”. One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to carry around. Swanita Phiri said in their review of this tablet “It is very easy to carry around and easy to use”.

One person said in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote two years ago “With a stylish, well-built body, Full HD resolution” in their review of this tablet.

One Microsoft Surface 2 owner mentioned that the product was a good size. Two years ago expert review site Wired.co.uk rated it 70 out of 100 and said “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 owner who reviewed this tablet wrote that it was a good weight. Knowyourmobile.com mentioned “Comfortable in my hands with a nice weight that seemed to infuse it with a sense of strength”.

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Good Battery Life

Six Microsoft Surface 2 reviewers who purchased the product concluded that it had a good battery life. Venturebeat.com mentioned “Long lasting battery life” in their review of this tablet. Venturebeat.com also said “Works, microSD expansion, decent battery life, good prospect for business users”.

Microsoft Has Good Tablet Reviews

Tegra 4 processor tablet computers produced by Microsoft have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all tablets (not just Tegra 4 processor tablet computers) and found that Microsoft also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Technical Features

Four Microsoft Surface 2 owners thought it had good features. Goodgearguide.com.au said in their Microsoft Surface 2 review on Good Gear Guide.com.au three years ago “It now boasts a full HD screen, features updated internals”. Wired.co.uk said in their Microsoft Surface 2 review two years ago “It's a solidly built device with a good range of features an”. Expert review site Ouritdept.co.uk mentioned three years ago “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 person thought the product was good for making skype calls. Venturebeat.com mentioned “Best of Skype package” in their review.

Good Support

One person who bought the Microsoft Surface 2 concluded that it had good technical guidance. Three years ago Gizmodo.com.au said “Better processor help make the Surface 2 a much more compelling tablet than the Surface RT.”.

Good for Games

One Microsoft Surface 2 owner who purchased it said that it was good playing games on.

Good Product Quality

One Microsoft Surface 2 reviewer who reviewed the Microsoft Surface 2 thought it was good quality. Douglas Craig gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said in his review “Slick performance loads of good quality apps ( the quality of apps is the most important thing not how many, ) Plenty of memory”.

Reasonably Priced

Some customers who bought it concluded that it was good value for money. Fran_ad mentioned in their review of this tablet on Amazon “Amazing value for money and a superb device!” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Fran_ad also wrote “Install it like I had to!) which is amazing value in itself”. Tablets-Help.com said two years ago “As it is priced from $449.00 onwards”.

One customer who bought the Microsoft Surface 2 concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Wired.co.uk wrote “A bargain it ain't.” in their review of this tablet and rated it 4 stars.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 10.6 inches, the Surface 2 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago. The smallest screen size of tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface 2 is 7", the largest is 11", and the average screen size is 9.7".

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

At 3.5 megapixels, the Surface 2 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface 2. The front camera resolutions of tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface 2 range from 0.3MP to 3.5MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1.5MP.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Short Battery Recharge Time

The Microsoft Surface 2 has one of the shorter battery recharge times (only 4 hours) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. The battery recharge times of tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface 2 range from 2.2h to 14h, and the average battery recharge time is 4.7h.

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Quite Long Continuous Video Playback Time

The continuous video playback times of tablet computers of this type and age range from 9h to 10h. At 10 hours, the Microsoft Surface 2 has a quite long continuous video playback time compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface 2.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Microsoft Surface 2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the display resolution of the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The worst display resolution of all tablet computers of this age and spec is 480 x 272 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This tablet computer has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to it.

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Very Thin

The Microsoft Surface 2 has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 8.9 millimeters) amongst tablet computers of this age. The average thickness of tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Surface 2 is 83mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

The Surface 2 is not 4G compatible. Most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

The Surface 2 is not 3G compatible. Most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface 2 are also not 3G compatible.

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution

With a rear camera resolution of only 5 megapixels, the Surface 2 has a quite low rear camera resolution compared to most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface 2. Across all the Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago the rear camera resolutions range from 5MP to 8MP, and the average rear camera resolution is 6.8MP.

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Only Apple 30-Pin Docking Connector Type

The docking connector type of this tablet is Apple 30-pin, which is the most frequently found docking connector type on tablet computers of this age and spec.

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Heavy

At 676 grams, the Microsoft Surface 2 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Surface 2. The average weight of tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Surface 2 is 610g.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The shortest maximum battery life of Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago is 8h and the longest is 58h. At only 10 hours, the Surface 2 has a fairly short maximum battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface 2.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface 2

Released Over Three Years Ago

This tablet computer was released over three years ago.

Four Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Microsoft Surface 2 is four which is average compared to the other 20 tablets of this spec and age that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the Surface 2 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable age and spec to the Surface 2.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Microsoft Surface 2 has a pretty average internal storage capacity (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface 2.

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Specification

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Integrated Card Reader
Display
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Aspect Ratio
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Graphics
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Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
4G WiMAX
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Phone Features
Messaging
Performance
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS
Design
Size
Form Factor
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Processor Special Features
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
Battery
Continuous Video Playback Time
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Expert Reviews

(163)

Apple has dominated the 10-inch tablet market since the launch of its first iPad in 2010, thanks to a strong ecosystem of apps, services and third-party accessories. Its latest tablet, the iPad... Read more…

13 June 2014

While I had the unfortunate luck to not have touched or even use the original Surface (both RT and Pro editions), I had been given the wonderful opportunity to review the second iteration of the... Read more…

Overall I liked the Surface 2, the addition of 4G and the updated hardware and software made my time with the Surface a whole load more pleasurable than when I had the original Surface RT. The one...

21 May 2014

When you're literally the laughing stock of the tablet world, it's pretty hard to make a comeback. In fact, most critics didn't believe we'd see what's before your eyes now: Surface 2.Surface 2 is... Read more…

21 May 2014

Surface 2 might be thinner, lighter and faster than before - but only just on all counts. And as much as those three words might read well on page, the latest Microsoft offering is, above all, a...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 13 October 2015 by LauraCallas

I purchased this tablet new and it died 4 times before it was even one year old. Each time I took it back, and each time it was replaced with a new one that proceeded to die as well. The last time... Read more…

Reviewed 9 January 2015 by Fran_ad

A truly amazing bit of kit! I received this as a birthday present last year and I have to say it's very worth every penny. I barely use my desktop PC at home any more. Initially I was a little... Read more…

Reviewed 24 December 2014 by Big D

Set up easy. Documentation on software could be a little more. Maybe a short training video. But besides that so far very satisfying...

Reviewed 4 November 2014 by Maria

Positives:

This is a great device, think of it a 'two in one', it's a tablet and it's a desktop. As someone that has always worked with MS Office on a desktop I can't get on with... Read more…

Reviewed 21 October 2014 by Kevin Bell
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent bit of kit, very fast. My old laptop feels like a carthorse next to this. Only real problem is the limitations on apps as you canonly use the MS ones offered in their store, no good for... Read more…

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