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

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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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10 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Tablet Reviews

On average Microsoft Tegra 4 processor tablet computers have good ratings as do all tablets produced by Microsoft.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most commonly supported storage medium on similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to it.

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4G Compatible

The Surface 2 is 4G compatible, unlike most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that have been available for more than two years which are not 4G compatible.

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3G Compatible

The Surface 2 is 3G compatible, unlike most of the other tablets of this age and type which are not 3G compatible.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 3G compatible tablets and we think the Toshiba Excite AT10LE-A-107 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 10.6 inches, the Surface 2 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst Tegra 4 processor tablet computers of this age. The smallest screen size of tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Surface 2 is 7", the largest is 11", and the average screen size is 9.7".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 10.6" tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Microsoft Surface 2.

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

At 64 gigabytes, the Surface 2 has a quite large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of this type and age. Tablets that are a similar age to the Surface 2 have internal storage capacity of between 16GB and 64GB.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

The Surface 2 has one of the highest front camera resolutions (3.5 megapixels) amongst Tegra 4 processor tablet computers of this age. Across all the similar spec tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface 2 the front camera resolutions 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 frequently supported Bluetooth version on tablet computers that have been available 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 two times the display resolution of the most common display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Across all tablets that were released more than two years ago the worst display resolution is 480 x 272 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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Very Thin

The thinnest thickness of Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface 2 is 8.9mm and the thickest is 200mm. With a thickness of only 8.9 millimeters, the Surface 2 has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Low Rear Camera Resolution

The average rear camera resolution of tablets of a similar age and spec to the Surface 2 is 6.8MP. 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 have been available for a similar time to the Surface 2.

Alternative 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers currently available that you might want to consider include the Microsoft Surface 2 which has better reviews.

If this tablet computer rear camera resolution 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 3G Browsing Time

The average 3G browsing time of tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Surface 2 is 8.4h, and the 3G browsing times range from 5h to 10h. With a 3G browsing time of only 7 hours, the Surface 2 has a fairly short 3G browsing time compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface 2.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Similar spec tablets that have been available for more than two years have processor clock speeds of between 1.6GHz and 1.9GHz. The Surface 2 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Surface 2.

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

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Heavy

At 685 grams, the Surface 2 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Surface 2. The weights of tablets of this spec and age 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

It was over two years ago when this Tegra 4 processor tablet was released.

Four Processor Cores

The Surface 2 has four processor cores which is average compared to the other 20 comparable spec tablets that came out more than two years ago that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Specification

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Processor Architecture
Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
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
2G Compatible
2G Standard
3G Standard
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Phone Features
Video Calls
Caller ID
Performance
Proximity Sensor
Orientation Sensor
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GLONASS
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS
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
Battery
Maximum Battery Life
3G Browsing Time
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
AC Adapter
Keyboard Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Other Features
Kids Tablet
WiFi

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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

(13)
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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Surface 2 vs Surface 2

Microsoft Surface 2 vs Microsoft Surface 2
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Tegra 4 1.7GHz 32GB 10.6"
Microsoft Surface 2
Tegra 4 1.7GHz 64GB 10.6" 4G 3G
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Microphone Input
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Surface 2 vs Surface 2

Microsoft Surface 2 vs Microsoft Surface 2
Microsoft Surface 2
Tegra 4 1.7GHz 64GB 10.6"
Microsoft Surface 2
Tegra 4 1.7GHz 64GB 10.6" 4G 3G
£ 220.00
Newer by Eight Months
Lighter
Does Not Have a GPS
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