Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Windows 8.1 tablet

Microsoft Surface Pro 2
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 2
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 2
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 2
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Pros

  • Great overall design (we love the kickstand)
  • Full HD screen
  • Lots of CPU speed in a small tablet form factor
  • Is a great hybrid if you use Type Cover 2
  • Optional Power cover to improve battery life

Cons

  • Battery life not as good as we'd hoped
  • Lacks integrated full-sized HDMI and SD facilities
  • Wi-Fi could be better
  • Easily scratched

Bottom Line

The second version of Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet offers some good enhancements, primarily to the kickstand and the available accessories. We think it's a great tablet all up, especially if you like the idea of carrying around a fully functional computer in a tablet form factor. There are still some issues regarding its usability and finish.

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All Features

Screen resolution 1920x1080
Screen size 10.6in
Display technology LED-backlit LCD
Touch screen Capacitive
Accelerometer Yes
Other features Comes with a pressure-sensitive digitiser pen
Graphics card Intel HD
Graphics card type Integrated
RAM 4GB
Battery type Rechargeable
Power supply AC, Battery
Battery life (as tested) 277min
CPU type Intel 4th gen Core i5
Processor speed 1.6GHz
Processor type Intel Core i5-4200U
Weight 914g
Height 13mm
Width 275mm
Depth 172mm
Operating system Windows 8
Included software Windows 8.1, Microsoft Office
Hard drive type Solid-state drive
Internal storage 64GB
Memory card support? Yes
Solid-state drive? Yes
Supported memory media microSD
Webcam resolution (megapixels) 0.9
Number of USB 3.0 ports: 1.0
Wired Terminals / Ports Combination headphone/microphone , DisplayPort, USB 3.0
Bluetooth Yes
Wi-Fi (wireless networking) Yes
Wireless technology supported Bluetooth 4.0, Wireless 802.11a, Wireless 802.11b, Wireless 802.11g, Wireless 802.11n

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