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Microsoft Surface 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2993 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 Tablets for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and price are on the whole positive. The portability and performance also get good reviews, but views are divided on the reliability. Many are less positive 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 Tablets the Microsoft Surface 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 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 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 Tablets on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the screen and size. The portability and design also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the apps and price.

usability, design, portability, size, screen

price, apps

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Surface 2 32GB 10.6 Win8RT without Keyboard, P3W-00004 (without Keyboard **New retail**)Microsoft Surface 2 32GB 10.6 Win8RT without Keyboard, P3W-00004 (without Keyboard **New retail**)

May, 2018

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 Tablets on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and portability. The price and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the connectivity and battery, and reviews are divided on the durability.

usability, performance, price, portability, design

reliability, battery, connectivity

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

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Surface 2 (32 GB)Microsoft Surface 2 (32 GB)

May, 2018

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 Tablets on Amazon.ca. People really like the apps. The design is also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the usability and size.

design, apps

size, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Surface 2 (64 GB)Microsoft Surface 2 (64 GB)

May, 2018

Expert review by : Harley Ogier (pcworld.co.nz)

Microsoft Surface 2 Windows tablet

 

Less than a year after the launch of its first Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets, Microsoft has launched the next iteration of its tablet family: the Windows 8.1-based Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro.

Microsoft Office 2013 RT included ; Full HD screen ; Attractive, sturdy build ; Dual-position kickstand ; Optional Touch and Type Cover keyboards are brilliant

App range remains limited compared to iOS or Android ; Internet Explorer the only web browser available ; Not as stable on the lap as a real laptop

A top-quality productivity tool that – despite running RT as opposed to full-blown Windows 8 – could replace a full-blown laptop for many professionals and students.

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):31.5
Battery life (max):10 / 360 / 8
Battery recharge time:4
Browsing time (3G):7
Continuous video playback time:10

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):3.5
Rear camera: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Video recording:No / Yes
Video recording modes:720p

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey / Silver
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Form factor:Slate
Kids tablet: No

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 3:2
Display diagonal:26.9 / 27 / 27.4
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1280
LED Backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Graphics adapter:HD Graphics
Graphics adapter family:Intel / nVidia

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes

Networking

2G: Yes
2G standards:GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / UMTS
4G:No / Yes
4G LTE: No
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Battery charging indication: Yes
Charging Time:4
Docking connector:No / Yes
Processor Socket:BGA1380
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: No
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):No / Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Magnetometer: Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Position location:N / No / Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Phone features

Caller ID: Yes
Video 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: Yes
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:24

Processor

Conflict Free processor:Y
Number of execution units:16
PCI Express configurations:2x1,1x2
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A15
Processor ARK ID:85475
Processor boost frequency:2.4
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR27M
Processor codename:Cherry Trail
Processor Cores:4 / 4+1
Processor family:Intel® Atom™ / NVIDIA Tegra
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.9
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:TEGRA 3 / TEGRA 4 / X7-Z8700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor package size:17
Processor Series:Intel Atom x7 series
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):2
Stepping:C0
Tjunction:90

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N
Intel 64:Y
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Y

Software

Bundled software:1-year of Office 365 Personal with OneDrive cloud storage / Microsoft Office 2013 RT / Microsoft Office 2013 RT1 / Office Home & Student 2013 R / Word, Power Point, Excel, OneNote, SkyDrive, Internet Explorer 10, Bing
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / Windows RT
Operating System Version:8.1
Platform:Windows

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDXC, microSD (TransFlash) / microSDXC
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Storage Media:Flash / HDD

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:17.2 / 18.7 / 8.9 / 9 / 9.3
Height :17 / 17.2 / 17.3 / 8.7 / 9.3
Weight:621 / 675 / 676 / 680 / 685 / 700
Width:26.7 / 27.4 / 27.5 / 28