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Microsoft Surface Pro 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 644 reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro 2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. People really like the battery and size. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the portability, and some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Surface Pro 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro 2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The screen and performance also get good opinions, whereas there are some critical comments about the reliability.

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Surface Pro 2 11-inch Tablet (4th generation Intel Core i5 Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB Hard drive, Windows 8.1 Pro)Microsoft Surface Pro 2 11-inch Tablet (4th generation Intel Core i5 Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB Hard drive, Windows 8.1 Pro)

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Surface Pro 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 user reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro 2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and price. The performance and portability also get good views, but there are some negative views about the reliability.

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reliability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Tablet PC - 10.6" (256GB) - ClearType - Wireless LAN - Intel Core i5 i5-4200U Dual-core (2 Core) 1.60 GHz - Dark 7EX-00001Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Tablet PC - 10.6" (256GB) - ClearType - Wireless LAN - Intel Core i5 i5-4200U Dual-core (2 Core) 1.60 GHz - Dark 7EX-00001

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Microsoft Surface Pro 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro 2 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the performance, but some have doubts about the usability.

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usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft - Surface Pro 2 - 256GB 8GB RAM - Dark TitaniumMicrosoft - Surface Pro 2 - 256GB 8GB RAM - Dark Titanium

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 2

 

The Surface Pro 2 is an outstanding hybrid in the true meaning of the word

Much better battery life ; New kickstand adds flexibility ; New touch cover is huge improvement ; The most versatile PC you can buy ; Cooler and quieter

Irritating dynamic contrast on screen ; App store still lacking ; High DPI in desktop mode troublesome

The other is the viewing angle is also a little short of the very best in this category. There's a noticeable of shift from acute angles. Not enough to lose any sleep over, but enough for the Surface Pro 2 to lose a mark.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Joe Svetlik (t3.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review

 

Is the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 the choice of the professional?

Amazingly powerful ; Versatile ; Great stylus

Very heavy ; Expensive ; Tries to do too much

Oct, 2013

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review

 

A few choice upgrades have transformed Microsoft's beautiful tabtop from computing novelty to true laptop slayer

Robust, gorgeous design ; Vastly improved battery life ; Everyday computing power to spare

Extras are impressive but expensive ; Not upgradeable

Microsoft's upped the power and fixed nearly all the niggles we had with the original Surface Pro, making it the best laptop/tablet hybrid money can buy

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review

 

The original Microsoft Surface Pro - the "is it a tablet, is it a laptop replacement, and will we argue about this forever?" device - was sort of great and sort of not all at once. It found itself jostling between techie genres, almost trying to...

Excellent screen, Windows 8.1 a better experience, excellent build quality, microSD expansion slot, USB 3.0, smaller and lighter than Ultrabook competitors, better battery life than predecessor

No keyboard included, it's a lot of cash, chunkier and heavier than many tablet competitors, stated storage isn't realised (64GB is approx 37GB), camera quality, no beefy graphics card on board

Surface Pro 2 is a subtle push forward for the device, and a necessary one. It's no giant leap, though, and just like before we're toing and froing between its highs and lows and balance to price point.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Elyse Betters (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

During Microsoft's Surface announcement event in New York, Pocket-lint managed to get some brief playtime with both the new tablets. The Surface Pro 2

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review

 

Has Microsoft's beefy Windows 8.1 machine found its feet?

Solid magnesium body ; Improved kickstand ; Vibrant display ; Improved OS

Heavy ; Chunky ; Expensive ; Lack of LTE

Building positively on the rather pedestrian Surface Pro, Microsoft's updated slate offers punchier battery life thanks to the inclusion of Intel's Haswell processor, fancier kickstand and the latest version of Windows. That price tag is still...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review

 

Unlike the Surface 2, the Surface Pro 2 runs the full version of Windows 8.1 so you can install and use all your usual Windows applications. The 10.6in Surface Pro 2 has now been superseded by the 12in Surface Pro 3, reviewed, but has had a price cut...

The Surface Pro 2 crams a serious amount of power into a compact frame. However, now that Microsoft has launched the bigger, better Surface Pro 3, the Pro 2 makes sense only if you're on a tight budget. Even then, its value is questionable - many...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review

 

Now cheaper than ever, the Surface Pro 2 remains the king of Windows 8 tablets

May, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Video: Surface Pro 2 review: Microsoft's unique but compromised tablet is laptop, PC and slate

 

The Surface Pro 2 can function as full Windows 8 tablet, laptop and desktop PC. But it's not cheap and unless you really need this power in tablet form, you may be better off with a separate laptop and tablet. Here's PC Advisor's Surface Pro 2 video...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 reviewed: Small tweaks for a big tablet

 

This slate sequel has better battery life and performance, but the thick body feels more like a Surface Pro 1.5.

The ; is a faster, longer-battery-life version of the original model, upgraded with a current-gen Haswell processor. The keyboard cover is also improved with backlit keys, and is among the best tablet accessories ever devised.

The Surface Pro 2 remains stubbornly thick and heavy compared with some sleeker competitors. The base 64GB version may leave you starved for storage, and the keyboard cover, practically required, should be included instead of sold separately.

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, but it's still not an iPad-level category killer.

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):42
Battery recharge time:4
Continuous video playback time:7

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Maximum Video Resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera:Y / Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera resolution (numeric):1.2 / 5
Video recording:No / Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Grey / Titanium
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Form factor:Slate
Kids tablet: No
RoHS compliance: No

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:26.9 / 27
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Technology:LCD
LED Backlight:No / Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Graphics adapter:HD Graphics 4400
Graphics adapter family:Intel

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Charging Time:4
Docking connector:No / Yes
Processor Socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1168
Total Storage Capacity:64
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied:N / No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite): No
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Position location:N / No
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Phone features

Video call: Yes
Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
Docking connector type:Apple 30-pin / Microsoft Surface Cover
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:No / Y / Yes
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Mini-USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:48

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y
PCI Express configurations:1x4,2x4 / 4x1,2x4
Processor ARK ID:75459 / 76308
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.9 / 3.2
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR170 / SR1ED
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel / Intel Core i5
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.9
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I5-4200U / I5-4300U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor package size:40
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / D0
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Tjunction:100
UART:Y

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel FDI Technology:N
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:Y
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes

Software

Bundled software:Windows Mail and Messaging; SkyDrive; Internet Explorer 10; Bing; Xbox Music, Video and Games.
Operating system installed:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Version:6 / 8.1 Pro / Pro
Platform:Windows

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / microSDXC
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256 / 512 / 64
Maximum memory card size:64
Storage Media:HDD / SSD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1 / 1.3 / 1.34 / 1.35 / 13.5 / 173
Height :13.5 / 17 / 17.3 / 173
Weight:600 / 900 / 907
Width:27 / 27.4 / 27.5 / 274.5 / 275