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Microsoft Surface 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2973 reviews of Microsoft Surface 2. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and price. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the reliability. Many are negative about the GPS navigation and connectivity.

usability, performance, portability, price, screen

connectivity, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Surface 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Microsoft Surface 2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the performance and size are generally positive. The portability and design also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the apps and price.

usability, design, portability, size, performance

price, apps

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Surface 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 894 user reviews of Microsoft Surface 2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the design and portability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the durability. The connectivity and battery get negative reviews.

usability, performance, price, portability, design

reliability, battery, connectivity

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Microsoft Surface 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Microsoft Surface 2 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the apps. The design is also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the usability and size.

design, apps

size, usability

33% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Jake Tucker (trustedreviews.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Review | Trusted Reviews

 

The Surface Laptop 2 is a slender and stylish touchscreen that gives the MacBook Air a run for its money, but is it worth it? We find out.

Excellent display ; Battery that'll easily last you a day ; Lightweight and attractive design ; Nicely spaced keyboard

No USB-C ports ; Expensive

An excellent display, long-lasting battery, comfortable keyboard, and fetching design mean the Surface Laptop 2 is a high performer for everyday use. It's not cheap though.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Microsoft Surface 2

 

One day Microsoft will realise this potential but this isn't that day.

Type Cover is outstanding ; Good battery life ; Very good colour, contrast and brightness ; Slick, fast and responsive

Windows RT still confusing in places ; Dreadful speakers ; Too few quality tablet apps

The final upgrade is an important one: the screen. The Surface RT had a rather disappointing 1,366 x 768 resolution, but the Surface 2 has a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution screen. This doesn’t make this a ‘retina’ screen in the popular parlance, but it’s an...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by (t3.com)

Microsoft Surface 2 review

 

The Microsoft Surface 2 is the brand's second-gen Windows 8 tablet

Kickstand & keyboard combo ; Vivid display ; Useful multitasking

Barren Windows Store ; Desktop mode ; 16:9 ratio not great on tablet

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Microsoft Surface 2

 

An improvement on the original Surface, but its rivals have moved on

Decent picture quality ; Comes with Microsoft Office pre-installed

Disappointing sound quality ; App store is limited ; Can be unwieldy

Full Windows 8.1 needs to be let loose on the Surface 2 to make it a real alternative to the attractiveness of iOS and Android tablets.

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: Windows 10 perfection, bar one irritation...

 

The Surface Laptop sequel is one of the best premium ultraportable Windows 10 devices available, except for its older ports lacking future-proofing.

Excellent performance and battery life ; Lovely design and very tactile ; Well priced at the entry level ; Superb screen

Lack of USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 isn't future-proofed ; Core i7 models can get expensive ; Keyboard is a bit loud

The Surface Laptop 2 is one of the best premium ultraportables out there. Just like its predecessor it's gorgeous to look at and incredibly well built. Only this time it comes with full Windows 10 off the bat, plus more power than before. The biggest...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review

 

The Surface Laptop was far from broken, but does it sequel fix enough to be worthwhile?

Windows 10 instead of 10S ; Faster internals for more versatile work ; Fantastic screen and keyboard

Carpeted keyboard can get dirty ; Could do with more ports

The Surface Laptop 2 is far from a revolutionary sequel, but it changes just enough to retain all the accolades we heaped upon it last year

Oct, 2018

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

Microsoft Surface 2 4G review

 

Just shy of a year ago the original Surface RT landed in Pocket-lint towers. And we were rather taken with its ambition. A tablet looking to steal the crown from laptops - a great idea. But an idea that, as we were acutely aware then, carried with it...

Great screen, Outlook now on board and works, microSD expansion, decent battery life, good prospect for business users, a step up compared to the original, Marketplace will continue to grow

Windows RT a confused experience, naming convention is odd, lacks app support of rivals, odd aspect ratio for a tablet, need to add a keyboard for best experience as virtual keys obscure view, no mobile connectivity

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 confusing prospect.

May, 2014

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Microsoft Surface 2 review

 

Microsoft's RT tab is back with a Full HD screen and pumped up innards. But is Surface The Sequel enough to seduce you into taking the plunge?

Gorgeous 1080p screen ; Improved kickstand, excellent range of keyboards ; Tegra 4 + Windows 8.1 = usable as an ad-hoc laptop

Restricted to Windows RT apps ; Gets expensive with a Touch/Type Cover

Impressive as an ad-hoc laptop but restricted as it is to Windows RT apps, doubts quickly creep in

Oct, 2013

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

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

 

We are live at Microsoft's Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 event, and we've just been able to briefly dabble with both Windows 8.1 tablets. You can find out

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Mary Branscombe, Kane Fulton and Dan Grabham (techradar.com)

Microsoft Surface 2 review

 

Windows RT remains a half-baked OS, but the Surface 2 is a decent tablet

Thin but solid build ; Two kickstand positions ; Great performance ; Microsoft Office included

1080p screen lags behind other tablets ; App selection limited ; So lack of desktop apps still a problem ; No LTE option

Surface 2 4G reviewScores Microsoft has launched its next-gen tablets, the Surface Pro 2 and this - the Windows RT-toting Surface 2, a direct replacement for the original Surface RT. The Surface 2 4G has also landed, bringing faster LTE connectivity...

Jun, 2014

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