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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 2013
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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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7 Reasons For

Microsoft Tablet Computers Have Good Reviews

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

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Surface 2 has a fairly large display diagonal (10.6 inches) compared to most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface 2. The display diagonals of tablet computers of this spec and age range from 7" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 9.8".

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface 2 is 0.3MP, the highest is 3.5MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 1.6MP. The Microsoft Surface 2 has a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) (3.5 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that came out around the same time as 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 tablet computers of this age and type.

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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 a 1024 x 768 pixels tablet, which is the most common display resolution. Across all similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface 2 the best display resolution is 3840 x 2560 pixels and the worst is 480 x 272 pixels.

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Very Long Continuous Video Playback Time

When compared to other similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface 2, the Surface 2's continuous video playback time of 10 hours is one of the longest. The shortest continuous video playback time of tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface 2 is 9h and the longest is 10h.

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Very Thin

Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface 2 have depths of between 8.9mm and 190mm, and the average depth is 71mm. The Microsoft Surface 2 has one of the thinner depths (only 8.9 millimeters) amongst Tegra 4 processor tablet computers of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 4G

The Surface 2 is not 4G, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec tablets that came out more than two years ago are also not 4G.

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Not 3G

Like most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface 2, the Surface 2 is not 3G.

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of only 5 megapixels, the Surface 2 has one of the lower rear camera resolution (numeric)s amongst Tegra 4 processor tablet computers of this age. The rear camera resolution (numeric)s of tablets of this spec and age range from 5MP to 8MP, and the average rear camera resolution (numeric) is 6.8MP.

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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

Comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Surface 2 have battery life (max)s of between 8h and 17h. The Surface 2 has a quite short battery life (max) (only 10 hours) compared to most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that have been around for 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

Microsoft released the Surface 2 over three years ago.

Four Processor Coress

The Surface 2 is a four processor cores tablet which is average compared to the other 18 tablets of this age and type that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Surface 2 has a relatively average processor frequency (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 32 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface 2 has a relatively average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

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Card Reader Integrated
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Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
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
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
Headphone Out
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
USB 3.0 Port
Docking Connector Type
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Phone Features
Video Call
Voice Call
Messaging
Instant Messaging (IM)
E-Mail
Performance
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
RoHS Compliance
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Battery
Battery Recharge Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Battery Life (max)
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Stylus Pen
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Other Features
Docking Connector
Kids Tablet
Wi-Fi
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

(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
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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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