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Microsoft Surface Pro 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1376 reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro 2. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and battery are on the whole positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated, but the storage and reliability get mixed comments. The camera and price get negative views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category 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 64 user reviews of Microsoft Surface Pro 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The screen and performance also get good comments. Many are negative about the reliability.

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88% 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 Pro 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 295 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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. Comments about the screen and price are overall positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the reliability.

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reliability

90% 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 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 products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the performance, whereas some have doubts about the usability.

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

Oct, 2019

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

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