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

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PC Mag Editor's Choice hothardware.com Recommended reviewed.com Editor's Choice tabletzona.es 9 out of 10 pcmagazine.ru 5 Star
Tegra 4 1.7GHz Windows RT 64GB Nov 2013
Processor Model Processor Clock Speed Operating System Internal Storage Capacity Release Date
Thin, Light Tablet With Up To 10-hour Battery Life(1) At 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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10 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Tablet Reviews

Microsoft Tegra 4 processor tablet computers have good reviews on average and across all tablet computers Microsoft is one of the better rated brands.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablets of this age and spec.

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Very Large Screen Size

When compared to other tablet computers of this age and spec that we have assessed, the screen size of the Surface 2 of 10.6 inches is one of the largest. Across all the Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface 2 the screen sizes range from 7" to 11", and the average screen size is 9.7".

We compared all the other 10.6" tablet computers to this tablet computer and we think the Microsoft Surface 2[plb_2135235_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

The Surface 2 has one of the larger internal storage capacity (64 gigabytes) amongst tablets of this age. Across all the Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface 2 the internal storage capacity range from 16GB to 64GB.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

Tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Surface 2 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 3.5MP. The Surface 2 has a fairly high front camera resolution (3.5 megapixels) compared to most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface 2.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to it.

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DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This tablet computer has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, which is the most commonly found internal memory type on tablet computers of this type and 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 two times the display resolution of a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet computer, which is the most common display resolution. Across all tablet computers that have been around for more than two years the display resolution ranges from 480 x 272 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2560 pixels (best).

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Fairly Long Continuous Video Playback Time

The shortest continuous video playback time of similar spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface 2 is 9h and the longest is 10h. At 10 hours, the Surface 2 has a quite long continuous video playback time compared to most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface 2.

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Quite Thin

The thicknesses of tablets of this age and type range from 8.9mm to 200mm, and the average thickness is 83mm. At only 8.9 millimeters, the Microsoft Surface 2 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface 2.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

The Surface 2 is not 4G compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Surface 2 are also not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

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

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Surface 2 have processor clock speeds of between 1.6GHz and 1.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz. The Surface 2 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface 2.

We compared all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed tablets to this tablet computer and we think because of it's better review score, the Microsoft Surface 2[plb_2135235_price] is also worth considering.

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Heavy

With a weight of 675 grams, the Microsoft Surface 2 is one of the heavier tablets of a comparable age and spec to the Surface 2 amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. The lightest Tegra 4 processor tablet that came out more than two years ago is 0.63g heavy, the heaviest is 1.2kg, and the average weight is 610g.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago have maximum battery life of between 8h and 58h, and the average maximum battery life is 14h. The Microsoft Surface 2 has one of the shorter maximum battery life (only 10 hours) amongst tablets of this age.

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Very Wide

When compared to other tablets of a similar age and type to the Surface 2, the width of the Surface 2 of 275 millimeters is one of the widest. Across all the similar spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Surface 2 the widths range from 110mm to 280mm, and the average width is 250mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface 2

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Four Processor Cores

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

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4 processor core tablets currently available including the Microsoft Surface 2[plb_2135235_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

The Surface 2 has a pretty typical rear camera resolution (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablets of this age and type.

Other 5MP rear camera resolution tablets currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Microsoft Surface 2[plb_2135235_price].

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Specification

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Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card
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Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter Family
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
Headphone Jack Size
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
USB 3.0 Port
Docking Connector Type
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Messaging
Instant Messaging
E-Mail
Performance
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
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
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Battery Recharge Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Maximum Battery Life
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AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Content
AC Adapter
Keyboard Included
Stylus Pen
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Manual
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Docking Connector
Kids Tablet
WiFi
Battery Charging Indicator
Charging 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

(19)
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 26 March 2016 by ANTONY COLEMAN
(Verified Purchase)

All good...

Reviewed 29 September 2015 by Mr. C. Chamberlain

I was very disapointed with my Microsoft Surface 2 and the way I was treated by there Customer Service team. My Surface 2 has seen very little use & has always been well looked after & stored in a... Read more…

Reviewed 13 April 2015 by Martin O.
(Verified Purchase)

Exactly what I needed for work, now I am able to have all my office documents to hand at all times.

Reviewed 12 April 2015 by DC
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this right before the Surface 3 came out in the news, thinking that the Surface line was being discontinued so I might as well get it before it was gone! The Surface 2 is a great tablet... Read more…

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