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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. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and portability. The price and performance also get good opinions. The GPS navigation and connectivity get negative views. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, performance, price, portability, 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. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and size. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical opinions 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.

Aug, 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. Reviews about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and battery. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

usability, performance, price, portability, design

reliability, battery, connectivity

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

Aug, 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. People really like the apps. The design is also mentioned favorably, whereas the usability and size get critical comments.

design, apps

size, usability

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

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Harley Ogier (goodgearguide.com.au)

Microsoft Surface 2 Windows tablet

 

The newest version of the Surface RT, the Surface 2 boasts a dual-angle kickstand, USB 3.0 and a 1080p display

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

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Microsoft Surface 2 Windows RT tablet (preview)

 

The Surface 2 boasts a full HD screen, features updated internals and has a new two-stage kickstand

Full HD, 10.6in display ; Redesigned kickstand with two angles ; Upgraded internals

Limited Windows RT app ecosystem ; No 4G model available

Microsoft has announced the second generation of its Surface RT tablet, simply called the Surface 2. It now boasts a full HD screen, features updated internals and has a new two-stage kickstand aimed to make it easier to use on your lap.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Harley Ogier (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Microsoft Surface 2 Windows tablet

 

The newest version of the Surface RT, the Surface 2 boasts a dual-angle kickstand, USB 3.0 and a 1080p display

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

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Ray Shaw (gadgetguy.com.au)

Review: Microsoft Surface Book 2 - nearly perfect (review)

 

Reviewing the Microsoft Surface Book 2 is like putting on a pair of comfortable old slippers – that aaahhh feeling of familiarity and comfort as you slip

It is unique - for what it is it is nealy perfect

Wish it had Thunderbolt 3

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Staff Writer (bit.com.au)

Microsoft's Surface 2 reviewed: shows potential, but lacks apps

 

[This review was previously published as a part of a comparison of 14 different tablet computers in the Feburary 2014 edition of PC & Tech Authority magazine. We've covered various Windows tablets in the past, so we decided to share this review with...

This is a crying shame, because everything from the hardware to the pricetag for the Surface 2 is truly excellent, and if it wasn’t for the obvious lack of software it would be a serious contender. As it stands, apps are too important for us to ignore.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : T3 Staff (t3.com.au)

Microsoft Surface 2 review

 

It's fair to say that the original Microsoft Surface didn't exactly set the world of tablet computing alight. Even though it had a unique kickstand, nifty cover that doubled as a keyboard and a free version of Office installed, it ended up costing...

The Microsoft Surface is a good tablet that improves on almost everything from the last model, however it is not a great tablet. The 16:9 aspect ratio makes it feel unwieldy when you pick it up and we barely used it except when the kickstand was...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Very good tablet

 

This is a very good device and has some really good features. I love mine and I use it all the time, in fact, it has almost replaced my laptop but not quite. Just look up reviews on Youtube for an overview of this devices key features, i'm sure you'll...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Consider this great 10 inch Tablet

 

I bought my 64GB Microsoft Surface 2 tablet for my Birthday to replace my old Motorola XOOM and have no regrets. Windows RT 8.1 is standard as is Office 2013 RT. The price has come down so now is very competitive ($Au 495). Expansion via built-in...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Great Tablet - Very Good Price

 

I have had this tablet for 3 weeks now which has replaced my iPad mini. It was the best decision I have ever made. The built in Microsoft Office and the micro SD slot were the major selling point for me as they were two major things that I couldn't use...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Love it so much I want a Windows phone

 

This is more than the tablet you may be used to from other operating systems and this is what Windows 8 was made for. Have W8.1 and it functions beautifully in touch screen mode. Full Office functionality included so with the keyboard and a mouse you...

Value for money. Exceptional features.

Aug, 2014
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