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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 I5-4200U 1.6GHz 128GB 10.6" Tablet

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I5-4200U 1.6GHz Windows 8.1 128GB Oct 2013
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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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8 Reasons For

Good Battery Life

Eleven Microsoft Surface Pro 2 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Roy rated the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 as excellent and he wrote in his review “It's because I am using applications such a VMware that are battery intensive”. Expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned “If you're looking for an attractive, powerful tablet with good battery life, Microsoft's much-improved Surface Pro 2 delivers”. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote “It finally has the battery life to deliver on its promise” .

Easy to Use

Some Microsoft Surface Pro 2 reviewers who bought the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 concluded that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer rated it as excellent and said two years ago “The Wacom pen with the Surface Pro 2 is 'easier' to use in that it makes marks faster”. Three years ago Gliitch wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon “The Surface Pro 2 is a fantastic product & a complete joy to use”. Mr. J. G. Temperton mentioned two years ago “Excellent, very practical tech” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and gave the product an excellent rating.

Some Microsoft Surface Pro 2 owners thought the product had a good experience. Expert website Gadgetguy.com.au wrote “While the Surface 2 provided a decent tablet experience that looked like Windows 8” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review. Expert website Gottabemobile.com mentioned four years ago “You'll likely be able to find a better Ultrabook experience” .

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer wrote two years ago “It is faster, has a screen display I never dreamed could be so good and is a comfortable size both to work with” in their review of this tablet.

One Microsoft Surface Pro 2 owner who bought the product reckoned that it was easy to handle.

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Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Tablet Computers

We checked 2,786 owner and expert reviews for Microsoft tablets and found that on average Microsoft has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Microsoft has good ratings specifically within its i5-4200U processor tablet computers range.

Robust

Two Microsoft Surface Pro 2 reviewers who purchased the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 thought it was strong and durable. Mr. J. G. Temperton gave the product an excellent rating and mentioned “Dropped it twice and is very tough”. Pcmag.com rated the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 5 stars and mentioned on expert website PC Mag three years ago “It packs ultrabook-class components into an innovative form factor with a sturdy chassis” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Expert review site Gadgetguy.com.au wrote “The Surface Pro 2 is a different beast altogether, revealing a solid Windows 8 tabl” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review.

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Good Sound Quality

One Microsoft Surface Pro 2 owner who bought it thought it had good sound quality.

Nice Design

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

Two Microsoft Surface Pro 2 reviewers who bought the product thought it was good looking. Expert website Gizmodo.com mentioned “The appeal is still pretty niche”. Gizmodo.com.au mentioned “Not only is it still freaking gorgeous to look at” in their review.

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Good Picture Quality

One Microsoft Surface Pro 2 reviewer who reviewed this tablet considered that it 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” but in spite of that he only rated the product 60 out of 100.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 128 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst tablet computers of this age. The total storage capacitys of similar spec tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago range from 4GB to 260GB.

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5 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few Microsoft Surface Pro 2 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was not a bargain for the price. Four years ago expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote “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 said “While it's still not cheap, especially once you've shelled o” in their Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review but despite that they gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Some Microsoft Surface Pro 2 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was not cheap. Four years ago Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 on expert website Expert Reviews “It’s expensive.”. Three years ago Itnews.com.au said “Give Microsoft a fighting chance of avoiding another expensive write-down”.

One Microsoft Surface Pro 2 owner concluded that the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 was not good value for money. Expert website Cnet.com said in their Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review “Better accessories make it a worthwhile (albeit pricey) laptop replacement.” yet they scored this tablet 4 stars.

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Not Good in Terms of Size

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

One person considered that it was not thin.

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Poor Support

Two people mentioned that this tablet did not have good technical guidance. Four years ago expert review site Techworld.com mentioned “We can't help feel that instead of being the best of both laptop” in their review of this tablet. Phonearena.com mentioned “On the other, we can’t help”.

Not 4G

Most tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro 2 are not 4G. The Surface Pro 2 is no exception to this as it too is not 4G.

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Not 3G

The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is not 3G, although keep in mind that most of the other i5-4200U processor tablet computers that have been available for more than two years are also not 3G.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Microsoft tablet has been on the market for over three years.

Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Surface Pro 2 has a fairly average internal storage capacity (128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 2.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.6 gigahertz, the Surface Pro 2 has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface Pro 2.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 10.6 inches, the Surface Pro 2 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other tablet computers of this type and age.

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Two Processor Coress

Compared to the other six i5-4200U processor tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 2 that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the Surface Pro 2 is a two processor cores tablet which is average.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Camera
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
Ethernet LAN
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
4G WiMAX
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Microphone in
SmartCard Slot
Headphone Out
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Insider™
InTru™ 3D Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Battery
Continuous Video Playback Time
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Other Features
Docking Connector
Wi-Fi
Total Storage Capacity
Charging Time

9 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(167)
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

(12)
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 6cx00005, microsoft i54200, microsoft i54300, microsoft i54300u, microsoft i54200u, microsoft 6cx00001, microsoft 6cx00001r
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