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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 Mar 2014
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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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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this tablet computer is 80 out of 100 based on eighty-four expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Digital Versus. Tablet computer experts are not sure about this i5-4200U processor tablet.

User Reviews Are Good

This i5-4200U processor tablet has an average user rating of 82 out of 100 based on 12 user reviews. Users think this tablet computer is one of the very best tablets of this spec and age.

Easy to Use

Several Microsoft Surface Pro 2 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this tablet was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 on Amazon last year “The Wacom pen with the Surface Pro 2 is 'easier' to use in that it makes marks faster”. Gliitch mentioned in their review of this tablet “The Surface Pro 2 is a fantastic product & a complete joy to use”. Last year Mr. J. G. Temperton mentioned on Amazon “Excellent, very practical tech” in their review of this tablet.

Two Microsoft Surface Pro 2 reviewers who bought the product reckoned that it had a good experience. Expert website Gadgetguy.com.au mentioned two years ago “While the Surface 2 provided a decent tablet experience that looked like Windows 8” in their review of this tablet. Expert website Gottabemobile.com mentioned “You'll likely be able to find a better Ultrabook experience”.

One customer who reviewed the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 “It is faster, has a screen display I never dreamed could be so good and is a comfortable size both to work with” and rated the product as very good.

One Microsoft Surface Pro 2 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to handle.

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Good Battery Life

A number of Microsoft Surface Pro 2 reviewers who bought this tablet mentioned that it had a good battery life. Roy gave it a score of 5 stars and he said “It's because I am using applications such a VMware that are battery intensive” in his review of this tablet. Cnet.com said in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 “Microsoft's subtly updated Windows 8.1 tablet feels more like Surface Pro 1.5 -- improved battery life and better accessories make it a worthwhile (albeit pricey) laptop replacement.”. Expert website Computershopper.com scored the product 4 stars and wrote “If you're looking for an attractive, powerful tablet with good battery life, Microsoft's much-improved Surface Pro 2 delivers”.

Robust

Two people who reviewed it concluded that it was strong and durable. Mr. J. G. Temperton gave this tablet an excellent review score and mentioned “Dropped it twice and is very tough”. Expert website Pcmag.com rated this tablet 5 stars and said in their review of this tablet “It packs ultrabook-class components into an innovative form factor with a sturdy chassis”.

One Microsoft Surface Pro 2 owner thought the product was well made. Expert review site Gadgetguy.com.au said in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 “The Surface Pro 2 is a different beast altogether, revealing a solid Windows 8 tabl”.

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Microsoft Tablet Computers Have Good Reviews

Microsoft has good average reviews for its i5-4200U processor tablets as well as across its entire tablet computer range.

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Good Sound Quality

One Microsoft Surface Pro 2 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product had good sound quality.

Nice Design

Several customers who reviewed it considered that it was a good design. Expert review site Techworld.com wrote “Its design may be spot on for some” in their review. Uk.hardware.info said in their review of this tablet “It remains an innovative design, with a clever way of attaching the keyboard cover”. Expert website Tabletpcreview.com mentioned “The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is a powerful tablet with an amazing design” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 2.

Several people who bought it agreed that it was good looking. Three years ago Gizmodo.com mentioned in their review “The appeal is still pretty niche”. Expert website Gizmodo.com.au mentioned “Not only is it still freaking gorgeous to look at” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 2.

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Good Picture Quality

One person concluded that the product had a sharp image. Fernando Dourado said in his review of this tablet 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”.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most commonly supported storage medium on tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

The internal storage capacity of i5-4200U processor tablets that have been on the market for more than two years range from 64GB to 520GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 200GB. When compared to other i5-4200U processor tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Pro 2, the Surface Pro 2's internal storage capacity of 512 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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Very Light

The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is one of the lighter tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro 2 (only 900 grams) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. Across all the similar spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface Pro 2 the weights range from 900g to 980g, and the average weight is 930g.

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7 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Three Microsoft Surface Pro 2 reviewers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was not a bargain for the price. Three years ago Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned “It's not cheap and unless you really need this power in tablet form, you may be better off with a separate laptop”. Expert review site Wired.co.uk wrote “While it's still not cheap, especially once you've shelled o” in their review of this tablet but in spite of that they still gave it a score of 4 stars.

Some Microsoft Surface Pro 2 owners wrote in their reviews that it was not cheap. Three years ago expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “It’s expensive.” in their review. Expert review site Itnews.com.au wrote in their review two years ago “Give Microsoft a fighting chance of avoiding another expensive write-down” .

One customer who reviewed this tablet mentioned that it was not good value for money.

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Not Good in Terms of Size

A number of Microsoft Surface Pro 2 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was not heavy and bulky. Expert website Stuff.tv said three years ago “There's nothing else quite like this device out there – with the exception of bulky beasts like the Razer Edge Pro –” . Expert review site Uk.hardware.info said “It's nice that the kickstand now has two positions, together with the heavier” in their review. Pcworld.com_techhive.com said in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 “To refine its vision for a thick and heavy.”.

One Microsoft Surface Pro 2 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not thin.

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Poor Support

Some Microsoft Surface Pro 2 owners who purchased it agreed that it did not have good technical guidance. Expert website Techworld.com said “We can't help feel that instead of being the best of both laptop” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 2. Expert review site Phonearena.com wrote “On the other, we can’t help”.

Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other i5-4200U processor tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 2, the Surface Pro 2 is not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

The Surface Pro 2 is not 3G compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other tablets that have been available for more than two years are also not 3G compatible.

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Very Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of i5-4200U processor tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 2 is 10", the largest is 13", and the average screen size is 11". The Surface Pro 2 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 10.6 inches) amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age.

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Only 720p Video Recording Mode

This tablet has a 720p video recording mode, which is the most frequently found video recording mode on tablets of this spec and age.

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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 Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.6 gigahertz, the Surface Pro 2 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets of a similar age and type to the Surface Pro 2.

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Two Processor Cores

The Surface Pro 2 has two processor cores which is average compared to the other six similar spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Specification

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Integrated Card Reader
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Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
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Camera
Front Camera
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Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
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Bluetooth
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Gyroscope
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Accelerometer
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Design
Size
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Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Insider
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Battery
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Power
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8 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(150)
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

(11)
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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