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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 I5-4200U 1.6GHz 256GB 10.6" Tablet

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I5-4200U 1.6GHz Windows 8.1 256GB 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 Brand

We checked 3,530 user and expert reviews for Microsoft tablet computers and found that on average Microsoft has good ratings. We also found that Microsoft has good ratings specifically within its i5-4200U processor tablets range.

Very Large Internal Memory

The internal memorys of tablets of a comparable age and type to the Surface Pro 2 range from 4GB to 8GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 2's internal memory is one of the largest amongst i5-4200U processor tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Surface Pro 2.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other comparable spec tablet computers that came out more than two years ago that we have checked the total storage capacity of, the Microsoft Surface Pro 2's total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Comparable spec tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 2 have total storage capacitys of between 4GB and 260GB, and the average total storage capacity is 32GB.

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Quite Large Solid-State Drive Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 has a quite large solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro 2. Across all the tablets that were released more than two years ago the solid-state drive capacitys range from 16GB to 260GB.

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Quite Large Maximum Internal Memory

The Surface Pro 2 has a fairly large maximum internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Surface Pro 2. The average maximum internal memory of tablets that were released more than two years ago is 3.8GB.

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Very Light

Across all the i5-4200U processor tablets that have been available for more than two years the weights range from 900g to 980g. The Surface Pro 2 is one of the lighter tablets of a comparable age and spec to the Surface Pro 2 (only 900 grams) amongst similar spec tablets of this age.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of similar spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface Pro 2 range from 32GB to 520GB. At 64 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 has a quite large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface Pro 2.

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Very Thin

The depths of tablets of this type and age range from 13mm to 200mm. With a depth of only 13.5 millimeters, the Surface Pro 2 has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other i5-4200U processor tablets that were launched around the same time as the Surface Pro 2.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 4G

The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is not 4G, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age are also not 4G.

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Not 3G

Most tablet computers of this age and spec are not 3G. The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is no exception to this as it too is not 3G.

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Quite Low Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

When compared to other comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for more than two years that we have checked, the Surface Pro 2's rear camera resolution (numeric) of only 1.2 megapixels is one of the lowest. The rear camera resolution (numeric)s of similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 2 range from 0.3MP to 13MP, and the average rear camera resolution (numeric) is 4.7MP.

If you want a tablet with a higher rear camera resolution (numeric) then you might also want to look at the HP Slate 7[plb_2703075_price] (2MP), or the 3Q RC1019G[plb_2419268_price] (2MP).

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Only Microsoft Surface Cover Docking Connector Type

The docking connector type of this tablet is Microsoft Surface Cover, which is typical of many similar spec tablets that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Surface Pro 2 is 11". With a display diagonal of only 10.6 inches, the Surface Pro 2 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst i5-4200U processor tablets of this age.

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Only 720p Video Recording Modes

The Surface Pro 2 has a higher video recording mode than most tablet computers of this age and type. This tablet computer has a 720p video recording modes, whereas most tablets that were released more than two years ago have a 1080p video recording modes. Across all comparable spec tablets that have been available for more than two years the video recording mode ranges from 480p (worst) to 2160p (best).

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4 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Released Over Three Years Ago

Microsoft released the Surface Pro 2 over three years ago.

Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 2 has a relatively typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other i5-4200U processor tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface Pro 2.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.6 gigahertz, the Surface Pro 2 has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other i5-4200U processor tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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Two Processor Coress

Compared to the other six tablet computers of this spec and age that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the Surface Pro 2 has two processor coress which is average.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Family
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Modes
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Audio System
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
SmartCard Slot
Headphone Out
Docking Connector Type
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Messaging
E-Mail
Performance
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Fingerprint Reader
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
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® 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
64-Bit Computing
Wi-Fi
Solid-State Drive Capacity
DVI Port
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 microsoft w81, microsoft w81p, microsoft w81pr, microsoft w81pro, microsoft i54200, microsoft i54300, microsoft i54300u, microsoft i54200u, microsoft 7ex0000, microsoft 7hx00002, microsoft 7ex00001, microsoft 7ex00001r, microsoft 7hx00002r, microsoft 7hx00002rf, microsoft 0885370658880
Barcodes 00885370658859, 00885370658880, 00885370658897, 00885370658903, 00885370658927, 00885370659030, 00885370659054, 00885370659061, 02000001153444, 02000001153451, 02000001153598, 02000001153604, 08853706588806

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