Close

Loading image...
Microsoft Surface 2
5 Images + 32 Videos

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

tabletzona.es 9 out of 10 reviewed.com Editor's Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice hothardware.com Recommended pcmagazine.ru 5 Star
Tegra 4 1.7GHz Windows RT 64GB Apr 2014
Processor Model Processor Frequency Operating System Installed Internal Storage Capacity Release Date
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
Available from international sellers only
Tell Me When It Becomes Available
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...
Microsoft Surface 2 Review Best Tablet Ever!
Tested In-Depth: Microsoft Surface 2 Review
Microsoft Surface 2 Unboxing und Kurztest | Deutsch - German
Microsoft Surface 2 review | Engadget

22 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

This tablet is one of the most highly awarded by tablet computer experts of all the tablets of this type and age.

This Tegra 4 processor tablet was given a "Recommended" award by Hothardware.com, Amobil.no, Tabletzona.es and Tek.no all of whom concluded that this Microsoft tablet computer was good.

The experts at two more expert review sites both thought that this tablet computer was terrific and gave it their highest award. This Microsoft tablet computer received an "Editor's Choice" award from both PC Mag and Reviewed.com.

Pcmagazine.ru gave this tablet computer a "5 Star" award.

Read more Less

Average Expert Reviews

Based on eighty-one expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and T3.com the average expert rating of this tablet computer is 75%.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 27 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Tegra 4 processor tablet is 83%.

Easy to Use

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Douglas Craig mentioned “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” in his review of the Microsoft Surface 2. Maria rated this tablet as very good and he wrote in his Microsoft Surface 2 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”. Swanita Phiri scored the Microsoft Surface 2 very highly and said three years ago “It is very easy to carry around and easy to use”.

Two customers considered that the Microsoft Surface 2 had a good experience. Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert website Trusted Reviews four years ago “The Surface 2 is good tablet if you must have the full Office experience on the go.” and rated the Microsoft Surface 2 4 stars. Expert review site Anandtech.com wrote “You'll still get a better third party app experience on Android or iOS” in their review of the Microsoft Surface 2.

Several people who bought the Microsoft Surface 2 considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Three years ago Knowyourmobile.com mentioned in their Microsoft Surface 2 review “It felt both sturdy and comfortable in my hands with a nice weight that seemed to infuse it with a sense of strength”. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.my said in their review of the Microsoft Surface 2 “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 Microsoft Surface 2 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it had a good interface. 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” in their review of this tablet however they rated it 60 out of 100.

One Microsoft Surface 2 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to handle. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote in their review of this tablet “The tablet itself sported a great design, with good handling and performance” .

Read more Less

Robust

A few people who bought the product concluded that it was well made. S. L. Whiting scored it 5 stars and said in their review of this tablet “Very well engineered; very functional”. Expert website Hothardware.com said “The hardware was solid and well built.” in their review. Stuff.tv said in their review of this tablet “‘Solidly built' doesn't do it justice - the magnesium casing's fit”.

Some Microsoft Surface 2 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was strong and durable. Ouritdept.co.uk mentioned in their review of this tablet “The much improved screen resolution, sturdy kickstand feature with choice of positions, longer batt”. Venturebeat.com wrote four years ago “Attractive, sturdy build”.

One Microsoft Surface 2 owner said in their reviews that it was reliable.

Read more Less

Good Connectivity

A number of Microsoft Surface 2 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this tablet was wifi compatible. Fran_ad wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon “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 person mentioned in their reviews that it had email functionality. Derek A. Brawn rated the product as very good and he mentioned “Having Outlook for email accounts is brilliant”.

One person who reviewed it considered that it was able to connect to the internet. Douglas Craig rated the product 5 stars and he said in his review of the Microsoft Surface 2 “Internet explorer is great and you can use the desktop for Spotify for example”.

One Microsoft Surface 2 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was easy to sync. Fran_ad wrote “Certainly nothing worth complaining about! It boots up very fast and syncs seamlessly with my Microsoft account including my Contacts, OneDrive etc” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

One person who reviewed it considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. S. L. Whiting mentioned on Amazon “Having good connectivity - full-size USB, SD micro”.

Read more Less

Nice Design

A number of Microsoft Surface 2 reviewers concluded that it was good looking. Fran_ad rated it as very good and mentioned on Amazon “In actual fact it stops me from filling my beautiful Surface with rubbish! You cannot run any executable files on this tablet” in their Microsoft Surface 2 review. Venturebeat.com said in their review four years ago “Beautiful, highres screen” . Venturebeat.com also mentioned “Gorgeous display”.

Several Microsoft Surface 2 owners reckoned that the product was a good design. Expert website Pcmag.com said in their Microsoft Surface 2 review “It was a very good product with a well-executed design and powerful productivity tools.”. Pcmag.com also wrote “A refined design”. Expert website Ubergizmo.com wrote in their review of the Microsoft Surface 2 “Despite featuring an original design and gathering good reviews, including from our own team”.

A few Microsoft Surface 2 reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it was smooth. Four years ago expert review site Reviewed.com said “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. Venturebeat.com said “The Microsoft Surface 2 has a sturdy build, smooth gaming performance” in their review of this tablet.

Read more Less

Good Size

A number of customers concluded that it was thin. Wired.co.uk said “Design The new Surface is 2mm thinner” in their review. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned in their Microsoft Surface 2 review on expert website Pocket Lint three years ago “Surface 2 might be thinner, lighter and faster than before”. Expert website Theverge.com mentioned four years ago “A light and slim device that's great for reading, watching movies, or surfing the web.” in their review.

One person reckoned that it was lightweight. Martin O. said on Amazon “My mobile lightweight office aid” in his Microsoft Surface 2 review. One customer who bought the Microsoft Surface 2 reckoned that it was easy to carry around.

One Microsoft Surface 2 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was a good body shape.

One Microsoft Surface 2 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was a good size. Wired.co.uk mentioned three years ago “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.” in their review of the Microsoft Surface 2 and gave it a score of 70 out of 100.

One Microsoft Surface 2 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was a good weight.

Read more Less

Good Battery Life

Some customers agreed that the Microsoft Surface 2 had a good battery life. Laptopmag.com mentioned “Microsoft's Surface 2 offers a beautiful display, more powerful processor and longer battery life.” in their review nonetheless they rated this tablet 60 out of 100. Digitalversus.com said in their Microsoft Surface 2 review on expert website Digital Versus “With a stylish, well-built body, Full HD resolution and good battery life” and gave this tablet a score of 4 stars. Wired.co.uk mentioned “The new version of Microsoft's Surface tablet is a little slimmer, with an improved screen, processor and battery life, plus some new keyboard options” and rated the Microsoft Surface 2 4 stars.

Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Tablet Computers

Microsoft is one of the better rated tablet brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Microsoft also has good reviews for its Tegra 4 processor tablet computers.

Chart

Good Technical Features

A few people wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned four years ago “It now boasts a full HD screen, features updated internals”. Expert website Wired.co.uk gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and said “It's a solidly built device with a good range of features an” in their review of this tablet. Four years ago expert review site Ouritdept.co.uk mentioned “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 Microsoft Surface 2 reviewer concluded that the product was good for making skype calls. Venturebeat.com said in their review “Best of Skype package”.

Good Support

One person who purchased this tablet concluded that it had good technical guidance. Expert website Gizmodo.com.au wrote “Better processor help make the Surface 2 a much more compelling tablet than the Surface RT.”.

Good for Games

One person who reviewed this tablet concluded that it was good playing games on.

Good Product Quality

One Microsoft Surface 2 owner said in their reviews that this tablet was good quality. Douglas Craig wrote on Amazon “Slick performance loads of good quality apps ( the quality of apps is the most important thing not how many, ) Plenty of memory”.

Reasonably Priced

Four Microsoft Surface 2 reviewers said in their reviews that this tablet was good value for money. Fran_ad said in their review on Amazon two years ago “Amazing value for money and a superb device!”. Fran_ad also mentioned “Install it like I had to!) which is amazing value in itself”. Tablets-Help.com said “As it is priced from $449.00 onwards” in their Microsoft Surface 2 review.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was a bargain for the price. Wired.co.uk wrote in their review of the Microsoft Surface 2 three years ago “A bargain it ain't.” .

Read more Less

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 10.6 inches, the Microsoft Surface 2 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age. Across all the tablets of this spec and age the display diagonals range from 7" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 9.8".

Chart Edit

Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

At 64 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface 2 has a quite large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest internal storage capacity of Tegra 4 processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface 2 is 16GB and the largest is 64GB.

Chart Edit

Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 3.5 megapixels, the Surface 2's front camera resolution (numeric) is one of the highest amongst tablets of this spec and age. The front camera resolution (numeric)s of tablets that were released more than two years ago range from 0.3MP to 3.5MP.

Chart Edit

4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on tablets of a similar spec and age to it.

Chart Edit

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This tablet has a 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution, which is typical of many tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to it.

Chart Edit

Very Thin

The thinnest depth of tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Surface 2 is 8.9mm, the thickest is 190mm, and the average depth is 71mm. With a depth of only 8.9 millimeters, the Surface 2 has one of the thinner depths amongst Tegra 4 processor tablet computers of this age.

Chart Edit

3 Reasons Against

Very Low Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Surface 2 has one of the lower rear camera resolution (numeric)s (only 5 megapixels) amongst Tegra 4 processor tablet computers of this age. Tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Surface 2 have rear camera resolution (numeric)s of between 5MP and 8MP.

Chart Edit

Quite Short Browsing Time (3G)

Tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Surface 2 have browsing time (3G)s of between 5h and 11h, and the average browsing time (3G) is 8.6h. With a browsing time (3G) of only 7 hours, the Surface 2 has a fairly short browsing time (3G) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Surface 2.

Chart Edit

Heavy

The lightest tablet computer of this type and age is 360g heavy, the heaviest is 1.2kg, and the average weight is 690g. At 685 grams, the Surface 2 is quite heavy compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age.

Chart Edit

3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Four Processor Coress

The Surface 2 has four processor coress. That's average compared to the other 18 similar spec tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

Chart Edit

Average Processor Frequency

The Surface 2 has a pretty typical processor frequency (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Surface 2.

Chart Edit

Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Architecture
Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
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
2G
2G Standards
3G Standards
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone in
Headphone Out
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Phone Features
Video Call
Caller ID
Performance
Proximity Sensor
Orientation Sensor
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GLONASS
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
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 Life (max)
Browsing Time (3G)
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Other Features
Wi-Fi

7 Awards

tabletzona.es 9 out of 10 reviewed.com Editor's Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice hothardware.com Recommended Amobil.no Recommended tek.no Recommended pcmagazine.ru 5 Star

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...

« Prev 1 of 33 Next »

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…

« Prev 1 of 3 Next »

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft q2w00001, microsoft w5y00001, microsoft p4w00001, microsoft 1920x1080, microsoft corporation p4w00001
Barcodes 00602990000000, 00659660000006, 00750253260781, 00885370621839, 00885370718546, 00885370718560

Save Money with These Great Tablet Vouchers & Offers

£50 Off
Voucher
£50 Off a £500+ spend
Valid 1 Nov 16 - 31 Jan 17
£20 Off
Voucher
£20 Off any order over £249
Valid 20 Jan 17 - 28 Jan 17
£20 Off
Voucher
£20 OFF A £100 SPEND
Valid 3 Jan 17 - 3 Jan 18
10% Off
Voucher
10% Discount for New Customers
Valid 28 Dec 16 - 29 Dec 17

See How Other Tablets Compare to the Microsoft Surface 2

Apple iPad vs Microsoft Surface 2

Apple iPad vs Microsoft Surface 2
Apple iPad
A4 1GHz 64GB 9.7" 3G
Microsoft Surface 2
Tegra 4 1.7GHz 64GB 10.6" 4G 3G
£ 455.00
Better Expert Reviews
CNET.com Review is Much Better
45% Narrower
Longer 3G Browsing Time
Older by Over Three Years
Smaller Internal Storage Capacity

Apple iPad vs Microsoft Surface 2

Apple iPad vs Microsoft Surface 2
Apple iPad
A4 1GHz Apple A4 16GB 9.7"
Microsoft Surface 2
Tegra 4 1.7GHz 64GB 10.6" 4G 3G
£ 399.99
Better Expert Reviews
CNET.com Review is Much Better
45% Narrower
48GB Smaller Internal Storage Capacity
Older by Over Three Years
Feedback