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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 42 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Computer

    Posted
    writethegeek
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    I wanted a surface pro and held out for the second generation. Glad I did. I have seen the RTs returned but not the Pros. The Pro performs well. I have a light weight carrying case that I take with me while working. It's strapped across my chest most of the day since I am on the move. I can easily grab it and within seconds make my notes, snap a pic, upload and be back on the go. I ordered additional gadgets that help; USB3 hub to give me 4 ports instead of 1, USB3 cable extender, USB3 to ethernet, as well as a mini display to a multi option of VGA, DVI, & regular display. Keep a serial cable adapter to allow for console programming. Holding out for the power cover. You can always use a little more power on any portable but you really need a keyboard for serious typing. I am pushing through but luckily it is coming in early 2014 (hopefully January). I grabbed a small BT mouse and once I have the keyboard I will be able to setup camp anywhere for power play or work. The nicest thing I can say is that it does what I really wanted it to do... Allow me to be portable and quick as well as do real desktop processor intensive work. Laptops are always a flip open of the lid and the press power button.... Not that it is hard but grab and play and put right back is nice. The pen is nice but I keep it in the pen area of my bag. Wish it could attach better but not sure how it could. No room inside and I wouldn't want it bigger just for the pen. APP Store does need to grow, but I have been able to replace most of the apps I use with Windows store versions. Even have a sync for text messages and chats from my phone streamed in. This helps me reduce the amount of items I need to have out at one time. Improvements always needed in everything but I will say the second generation is well done. Chris

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fast powerful and intuitive

    Posted
    Anabanana5

    If not for the type cover it would get a five star for sure. I love this thing. Starts in no time. Works all day on a charge. Weighs nothing. Very responsive and intuitive. I swear it reads my mind. Runs 8.1 which was a breeze to set up and personalize. Some glitches at first but now runs smoothly. Microsoft surface support people are very helpful but no one has a fix yet for the unreliable type cover. It is working now but who knows next time I have to restart the machine. Once keyboard is fixed my review will be adjusted to a five star. Yes, both keyboard and surface pro 2 have been replaced. Its a driver issue and an issue with Office 365 installation I suspect. Not sure yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    biggest problem is Win8.1; also Type Cover bad

    Posted
    Hg80

    I think most of my problems with this device are not inherent to the device, but to its OS, and also its keyboard (which I've reviewed separately; the Type Cover 2 gets one star). I love how small it is. I like how nicely the keyboard goes on and off. But Win8.1 will be the death of me. In the two weeks that I've had this computer, I've had to restart it twice because it just stopped taking typed input, both from the attached keyboard and the touchscreen. (Not sure if that's a Win8.1 problem or a Surface problem.) I have gotten errors trying to copy and move files, which I have NEVER experienced before, not even with the dread WinME. And even though I reviewed it separately, I must repeat here the trackpad portion of the Type Cover 2 is DREADFUL. Keyboard part is nice, but the trackpad is nigh nonfunctional. Would I recommend to a friend? Not at this time. If Win9 and Type Cover 3 address the issues of the current models, maybe.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is the finest computer ever!

    Posted
    Cabernetluver
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The Surface Pro 2 with the 512 gig hard drive is everything I want and need. At the office, it sits in it's docking port, and it is connected to a full size monitor, keyboard, printer, scanner, external hard drive (backup) etc. On the road, it is a portable fully functional laptop. It connects with my projector for PowerPoint presentations. When used later, it is a light weight computer, using the keyboard cover. In the evening, it becomes my fully loaded tablet, for music, movies, or any other use that a tablet can be used. The high definition screen makes reading as easy as reading from the printed page.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Blazing Speed, great performance

    Posted
    techblazer
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I work in the IT industry, and I'm constantly researching new technology (Network Engineer) and studying various technical certifications. SP2 has the performance I need. I have several virtual software which emulate the environment I am studying for, and this bad boy performs like a champ. I can't put enough emphasis also on the pen. I use onenote for taking notes or sketches. The hand writing gesture is amazing. The browser is extremely fast. I would recommend buying a USB 4 mouse which makes it lot easier to naviagate and you won't lose the USB port with the other type of mouse. I do have the keyboard/cover. I purchased several accessories on amazon for my SP2. I like how it syncs with my desktop which is running window 8.1 as well. You will not be disappointed with your purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Possibly not the worst decision in my life

    Posted
    tjohearn

    I'm sure I can think of a worse decision. Bought this mainly because it had Office loaded. That was the good part. Can't run old programs on it. Can't download comparable new programs; in fact can only download from Microsoft store. Limited number of apps available. Can't put a decent browser like Firefox, or even Chrome, on it; have to use Internet Exploder (sorry, Explorer). Can't even do something as simple as play Angry Birds. I would even add one star if I could find a decent app to record .mp3s on the Surface. But it does have Microsoft Office, which is still a plus.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast, portable, what's not to like?

    Posted
    Hipps
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    Simply thrilled with this purchase. I was very hesitant about moving from a full sized to a tablet sized laptop. Also questioned the claim that Surface Pro2 replaces a laptop. Honestly, Surface Pro2 does it all, quickly and efficiently. I love the portability, and I really don't miss an oversized screen. If I really need a big screen, I can hook up a monitor or sync with my TV. The only, and I mean only, complaint is that you have to buy the keyboard separately. For the price, it should be included in the package. Other than that, it is as close to perfect as can be!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Posted
    poopsdo
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    easy to set up and start; size is good and you can expand the info on the screen if it is too small; I bought the cover/keyboard and am having some issues with that; the keyboard needs the connections cleaned almost daily or the keyboard does not work. it does have an onscreen keyboard also which is nice if you are in the middle of something when the attached keyboard quits; sometimes IE opens a new page instead of a new tab like I had chosen. Restarting solves the problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tabelt with superior functionality

    Posted
    GO2VCU
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    Bought this tablet for both work and personal purposes. Travels well with easy packing and carry on. It's a distinct upgrade from my previous Surface 2. Disappointed that it didn't offer the same pre-loaded MS Office style package as part of the sale (as did the Surface 2) but overall very pleased. Much of what I do is memory intensive so the USB port was also part of why I bought this tablet. I have recommended this product to several friends so I'm not just 'clicking' here.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding

    Posted
    Upstater
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The day that I ordered this version of the MS Surface Pro 2 from Best Buy .com, it had for that one day, the best price anywhere ever, (and I have researched the MS Surface Pro 2 for a long time }, there was free expedited delivery, and extended financing with my BB Card. Outstanding Deal. And, the device itself is just superior to any tablet out there. Couldn't be more pleased. Highly recommend the MS Surface Pro 2 and Best Buy; I have been a satisfied BB customer for many years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact, portable, easy transition to desktop

    Posted
    atlga
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This Surface Pro 2 512gb version is as fast and sometimes faster than my HP I7 processor tower for basic office functions and photo/video editing. The two computers sit side-by-side on my desk so it is a daily comparison. I am waiting for the Surface Pro 4 - I may replace my tower with it. The Surface Pro 2 travels to my office - I take notes on it - I use it all day - it goes home and slides into its docking station without missing a beat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I use this just like a lap top!

    Posted
    Wtfidontcare
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    This little computer packs a big punch! I use it for my online banking and just about all my computer needs. The only thing I haven't used it for is to do payroll because that really requires a numerical keypad to get the job done faster. I'm very glad we purchased these (we got 2 so we didn't have to 'fight' over using them), we use them all the time!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for traveling and replacing a normal laptop

    Posted
    michmarie
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    I looked at this item in hopes of replacing my 17" laptop with a smaller, more compact and easy to use product. So far I absolutely love it. It is fast, easy to use and light enough to carry around wherever. I got a screaming deal on this online, where it ended up costing less than a Pro 3 128GB. Even the sales guy said that this was the better deal. So I'm glad I made the right choice!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet for Working Windows Office

    Posted
    MadOrange
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    I needed something that could run office, and pull files from network drives. Gradually moving to eliminate Desktop, and now I have a machine that can do that. Would be nice if aftermarket was a little better with cases etc., but it does not take away from a great product.l

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Totally satisifed!

    Posted
    Kevin
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    The Surface Pro 2 is the best on the go full computer system out there. Speedy at startup, shutdown and in between. I use the product strictly got business and it has been relatively flawless. Look forward to learning more of what it can do as I go!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm fully enjoying my new suface pro.

    Posted
    1234ld
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    I purchased the surface pro to have a small compact all purpose device for work. The touch screen works as well as an apple product. I switched to this because iPad was not compatible with work programs. I have had no issues and I would buy it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Microsoft Did it right this time!

    Posted
    Chrisjin
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    As an original surface owner I can tell you that this surface is the perfect upgrade , although the chasis stays the same, the 8gb ram and haswell 4th gen processing makes the performance amazing on this tablet hybrid. And the best part almost double battery life

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    IPad great but this lets me Do Business!

    Posted
    SandyTampa
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I have an IPad and a Laptop this replaces both. I was tired of caring my laptop through airports this solves the problem. There are things on the IPAD that I like but there are so many more features with the Surface Pro 2

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good replacement for laptop

    Posted
    AmyKoz
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    I wanted something smaller and lighter than my work laptop, but something I could also use for personal needs. The Surface does the trick. While I rarely use it as a "tablet", the desktop functionality is wonderful. The keyboard is full-sized, and easy to use, as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Errant BB specs

    Posted
    wintercoder
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Not a review as much as an observation that bb's specs are incorrect. The 512BB version comes w/8GB RAM... not the 4GB listed on the spec page for the unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend