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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This tablet is done right, but still pricey

    Posted
    reviewer0000000000000001

    This is probably the best shot Microsoft has made in some time at putting together a truly faultless device. It only misses the mark slightly in a couple areas. Background: There's a bit of controversy when it comes to Windows tablets right now. Either you save money and buy the fairly underpowered tablet with the Atom processor, or you go with the expensive but capable tablet with the i-core processor. To me, it's worth it for the latter. But if you don't make use of a lot of Windows' features (or the stylus), you may consider the Atom-powered Windows tablets. The Good: You've got essentially everything you'd get with a pretty high level Windows laptop inside of a portable tablet. Not only that, everything looks really good. The case is solidly built, and the high resolution screen is nice to look at. The processor churns through anything you throw at it. You shouldn't have any problem chugging through most tasks on the device. Of course you have a solid-state drive in there as well, so everything is going to load fast. Honestly there's not much more to say than that. If you're looking at this product, you probably already know the pro's to the Windows on a tablet...so I won't go into that. The touchscreen is surprisingly more useful than you think it would be. I had a touchscreen Windows laptop, and I rarely used it. I suspect it was because there was a massive keyboard in the way that made it awkward reaching over. It seems like they've made the system a little more optimized for touch in 8.1. I can't give too many specifics because it's more of just one of those intangibles. The stylus is the best on the market in my mind, period. I used it in classes for awhile, and I could do everything I could in a normal notebook and more. I've taken some physics courses, and often you end up drawing something too big or too small relative to everything else on the paper, and it takes literally seconds to re-size things in OneNote. Most of that is software related, but the stylus itself is fully utilized and it all feels great. It keeps up with all strokes much more than the S-pen on the Samsung, and it recognizes most everything you write with ease...so you can search through notes later. I'm sure there are far more uses in the larger business world too. The Bad: I understand that this has the specs of any good ultrabook on the market right now, but I still have a really hard time justifying close to a 1000 dollars on a tablet, no matter what's inside. I think that's part of the reason Microsoft has had a hard time selling it the the mass public. They've really got to find a way to offer this device at a more affordable price. Most Windows users aren't used to paying this kind of money for these products, and its really a shame because this is absolutely one of the best tablets on the market for all its uses. The battery life failed to impress me, or even live up the the standards that I've seen on Haswell machines. It's definitely better than the first surface pro, no doubt, but I've been seeing as much as 9 or 10 hours on machines with comparable specs. Not sure where the drain is happening, but it would be nice if Microsoft either shipped a better battery or came up with some major changes in infrastructure. Summary: All in all, this is a really, really good device. If you're planning on using the features and need the portability, I would be pretty confident in saying you aren't going to be disappointed. But if you truly don't need all the functionality, stylus, processing power, go with the surface 2...assuming you still want the nice case and Office support. NOTE: This tablet is not for any heavy-lifting gaming. I don't understand why people pick up these devices and complain that they can't run battlefield 4 on max specs or something like that. I also assume you won't be picking this up to do significant video development or something similar. Although it may be able to handle both of these things to some degree, but who would want to do either of those things on such a small screen anyway? NOTE 2: The Windows app selection is really not that much of an issue since you can download and install virtually anything off the internet, and the store is only growing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good for fun, but Great for productivity

    Posted
    Jkidd569

    Just wanted to say right off the back, this is an amazing device to use. When you look at it you might think its only a tablet, but under that gorgeous screen which is a 1080p resolution you'll why it runs smoothly. Its carrying the hardware of a laptop. Microsoft had just upgraded the processor from an Intel core i5-4200U CPU to an Intel core i5-4300. Its also packing an Intel 4400 GPU. This allows it to run flawlessly. It may be a bit thicker than all the usual tablets that you see out there, but its very portable. The portability of a tablet and the powerhouse of a laptop in one device. You can use this to easily search the web with internet explorer which is pretty fast and reliable on Windows 8.1 Pro. Listening to music is great with the Xbox music app. It lets you stream your music in its online library and save it on cloud based version for you to listen to it online. The downpart about this is that you'll have to listen to 30 sec commercials. Watching videos is really good because the screen is beautiful. The rear and front facing cameras are both alright nothing too special compared to a top smartphone. This is great for getting things done if you're a productive person. From be able to type papers and the ability to connect to a printer to print to wirelessly. The windows app store has plenty of useful apps. Working on documents is fun and very reliable. You can use the surface pen that this comes to mark up your documents. No need to print out PDF documents and wait days for to receive it in the mail. All you would have to do is sign it right there and in minutes send it through email. It helps you sign emailed documents to jot down notes. I'm currently a high school student who bought this to use throughout college. Using OneNote on this allows you write down notes especially being creative for those complex math problems. Multitasking is amazing, giving you the ability to use two apps at once. This would be good for those busy students who need a laptop and a tablet in one. What I recommend is bumping up to get the 128GB versions. This doesn't have too much space. I also recommend purchasing the type cover 2 which is backlight. This serves as a cover and a keyboard as well. I almost for forgot the best part, the kickstand. The previous version had a single position kickstand, but this one contains a dual kickstand making it extremely comfortable to get work done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best tablet on the market

    Posted
    jbooser

    I will have to say this is by far the best tablet I've ever had. My first tablet was an iPad 4 and when I heard about Microsoft releasing the Surface 2 tablets, I had to try them out. I fell in love with this. My personal opinion, there's no tablet that can compete with Microsoft Surface as far as functionality and versatility. You get an official Windows licensed OS, which is Windows 8.1 in the Surface Pro 2, you can run Windows based software including Office, and I believe it's the only tablet on the market now that has full flash support since Adobe ended support on Android devices on August 15, 2012. I traded both my iPad and MacBook Air for this and I'm glad I did. I wanted something that has the portability of a tablet, but can function like a laptop at the same time because there's certain programs I like using that's Windows only or the Windows version is far better than the Mac version. The only gripe I have about this is the battery life and only having one USB port. The battery life averages 6 hours. If you're one who likes to use a mouse, I would recommend getting one that has a Bluetooth connection rather than one that has a transceiver you plug into a USB port because of the fact the Surface tablets have only one port. In conclusion, I believe this is a better value for the money over the iPad because of it's versatility. I don't care for the iPad because everything is app based, which I don't like. The only thing I can do with the iPad is cruise the internet, which is why I was using it mostly as a paperweight, but with the Surface Pro 2, I can do that plus more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Super expensive, but great for corporate world

    Posted
    FinnishHammer77
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    One........why would the more expensive version of this tablet (meaning the Surface Pro 2 vs. Surface 2) not come with Office when the other does? Way to go Microsoft. Always a catch. That being said, this tablet is pretty slick. I needed to get this for an engineer who need to be able to manipulate PDFs, CAD drawings, and have his full Outlook client so this was the best desktop-esque experience. I had purchased a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet for him and it wasn't cutting it after Android 4.4.2. It broke the connection to Exchange and basically rendered the tablet useless. Also, I couldn't find any applications for what he needed the tablet for after I saw how he was really using it. The next logical step was to get the Surface Pro 2. It serves as his desktop on the go and instead of lugging around his workhorse of a laptop, he can substitute with this workhorse of a tablet. If you are looking for a desktop experience in a Windows environment, this tablet is right up your alley. I do have an issue with the crazy price, but Microsoft knows that if they can provide someone with their desktop on the fly, they can charge insane prices to give you that. You won't get the same with an iPad (my tablet of choice) or an Android due to the software limitations. Being able to install full-fledged software is a deal maker. Also, getting used to navigating the interface is a little clunky at first, but it is pretty simple to figure out. I also had to reinstall the wireless drivers already because they got deleted by the user when figuring out how to tether from his Samsung phone. Ooops. It was a piece of cake to reinstall though thanks to a full USB port and a flashdrive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Getting more done than ever

    Posted
    GoodPurchase10

    I have had the Surface Pro 2 for about 4 months. I was hesitant to buy because the price is significant and worried about some negative press over the operating system. I was hoping the machine would be just what it is - a super portable PC that can go with me conveniently anywhere. I have gotten more done with this machine than ever because it can use all the office software and I don't feel like it's a big deal to lug around (I never had a truly portable laptop#. I have also dove right into using SkyDrive #OneDrive or whatever they want to call it this week) which I only dabbled in before the surface purchase. This may be the best productivity leap of all as I can sign in from anywhere and get docs. This has been huge for getting the most current form of docs to everyone that needs to have them. While many people won't use it, I actually like the stylus and have used it more than I thought that I would. Instead of grabbing some scratch paper to put down some drawings, I can break out the tablet and quickly share anything I put down. This machine also has good battery life. I waited until they put the new processor in for just that reason. No more days of having to charge every hour and a half! I was also pleased to find a windows machine that doesn't take a long time to boot up. 4 months in and still quick to start. As for any concerns that I had before they were alleviated quickly. I like the Windows 8 OS and feel like I am more organized than ever because of it and its connection to the cloud. As for price - sure I would have liked to pay under $1000 - I haven't regretted the purchase. I am also not a big "app guy" so the fact that there aren't 30,000 choices of those doesn't bug me like it might some. This machine has been very good to me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent to say the least

    Posted
    reelconquesr
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    I absolutely love this product, I now only use my laptop when I am doing technical computer work and always have the tablet on the side anyway as I just have to have my hands on it. I use the full MS office suite to connect to work for Outlook and Lynch, and Excel and Word when needed. For the apps that are not there the websites are now mostly all touch friendly and you sometimes don't even know that you are in internet explorer and not an app! I have the start screen customized so that my apps are categorized into Work, News, Social, Games, Leisure, etc, its great. I don't even have a keyboard yet since the stylus that comes with it is better then a mouse and the touch keyboard is very easy to use. I use Comcast Xfinity to watch all the movies and TV shows which works great. Having the desktop to do certain tasks gives you the power to do anything that you would like to or that you used to do with your Windows PC. To say all in one, does not even tell the whole story! The way you can manage the touch controls for swiping, etc, is great, split windows, slide between windows, close apps, and lots more! Its all there to say the least. 10x better then an iPad which is like tablets for Dummies compared (no offense) match it with the windows phone and and your windows 8 desktop and you will be amazed. The SkyDrive, OneNote, Music, Photos, files you choose and more are available on all devices. Last thing as I could go on for ever, XBOX music, syncs between all devices its great, plus they have Xbox games. You won't be sorry with this choice as every time I see someone using an iPad All that they do is play games and watch videos. Go for it! oh and add an extra 64gb of storage with an sdxc micro card.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic laptop replacement in tablet form.

    Posted
    Steelseries317
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    So I purchased the Surface Pro 2 to replace my 1st generation Surface Pro and the difference has been night and day so far. I only had one real complain about the first one; the battery life. On the first gen I could make it through an 8 hour work day with relative ease however when I moved on to more intensive tasks (gaming, photo/video editing, etc) the battery life dropped to about 2 to 3 hours. The Surface Pro 2s battery is more than 2x as efficient as the first gen. Over 6 hours of continuous video streaming and just doing basic work? 10 to 12 hours easy. The dual phase kickstand is also a nice addition, it definitely makes it easier to type with in your lap. The fact that I can use a tablet to accomplish everything I want to do and more without being limited in my multitasking and functionality is fantastic. I would literally recommend this to device to anyone looking for a sturdy, fast laptop substitute or a tablet with the power to do pretty much whatever you throw at it; be it Photoshop, Facebook, or both at the same time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for a casual user

    Posted
    JonY90

    Bought the Surface Pro 2 yesterday. My old laptop broke about a month ago and I had been holding off to buy a new one. I was tempted to buy the Surface Pro, but after reading mixed reviews, the battery life and ergonomics of the tablet had me worried. With the 4th generation Intel i5, I'm getting good battery life, but seeing as it's only been a day, that may not mean a whole lot yet. The dual-angle kickstand may seem like an insignificant change, but it actually makes a huge difference on your lap. The handling is taking some time to get used to, but it's not uncomfortable. My real qualm with the Surface is Windows. I actually really like Windows 8.1. It'll take some time to get used to, but it's intuitive. The limited amount of apps in the Windows store is what really bothers me. It's a great piece of hardware that will get better when/if Windows really gets its app store going.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Tablet but get the 128!

    Posted
    jamesor
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    I bought this surface Pro and then ended up going back and getting the 128 version. When you get it out of the box about 1/2 the memory is already used for the full Windows operating system. So for $100 more, the double storage is good (plus you can expand 64 GB with a mirco usb card). The screen is absolutely gorgeous and it feels so well built - with the alloy casing. the two position stand sounds like a small thing, but makes a huge difference! This has all the functionality of a Windows laptop with the portability and batter life of a tablet. I love it! It has some bugs related to the operating system, but I am confident they will work out and you can surf online to find workarounds (i.e. very slight screen flicker at times). The battery life has been great, although the time on the status bar fluctuates all the time. The Windows 8 store badly needs real apps, a lot are spam but the great thing about the Pro is apps are a bonus - you can do everything on it like a normal computer. Windows 8 is made for this tablet and runs very smooth with the touchscreen. I would recommend this if you like to do more than entertainment on your tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    laptop/tablet; it's the worst of both

    Posted
    heyjoe99

    I bought this because my desk top is 5 years old and I sometimes have issues with it and I wanted an emergency backup machine ready to go; that plus I had $900 (+$130 for the keyboard/cover) burning a hole in my pocket. I read the reviews on Best Buy.com and everybody was raving that it’s a tablet that functions as a laptop too. In my opinion it’s the worst of both; as a laptop it’s way too small, as a tablet it’s too heavy and the apps do not compare to the iPad. I know this because my roommate has an iPad and I’ve used it from time to time. I also believe it has some minor glitches that seem harmless but I expect more from a top name brand that I paid a premium price for; for example, this machine has a battery life of about 10 hours and there have been times that I checked the battery meter and it said I had 27 hours. Another example is I checked my memory capacity 1 day at 34 gig and the next day it said 27 gig and hadn’t added or saved anything, I was just doing some basic internet browsing. Again these are minor things but I’ve only had this machine for a month and I’m concerned there’s more to come. The bottom line is: if you want a laptop, you can probably find a really nice one at the same price, or if you want a tablet, I would recommend an iPad, and you’ll save a few hundred dollars. But if you want the worst of both; this is the machine for you. Good luck, I hope this helps.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ideal for students

    Posted
    AGDZ
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    The Surface line is improving at a great rate and I think this device in particular will last me the next 5-8 years if I need it to. With cloud storage, I can store all the files I need for school and because its full windows it runs any necessary programs I might need for online classes. The stylus is a dream to work with. Office 2013 is also pretty and fluid. Having the unique side by side capabilities makes things so great when referencing a paper and doing some writing or note taking. The onscreen keyboard works well enough that I still haven't felt compelled to spend the somewhat heavy price tag on one. I have not had much slow down at all except when having multiple tabs in IE up. One point of initial confusion is the two different types of IE on the device. One for desktop and one for the zippy and nicely improved start interface. IE on the desktop is still pretty mediocre in comparison to Chrome. I still favor OneDrive over Googles limiting services however, although I did use them quite often in the past. I'd highly recommend this product to anyone who wants a computer for school that is highly portable, versatile and industry leading.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love the Pro 2

    Posted
    lovemyairforceman
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    I work at Best Buy and played around with the Surface Pro and loved the idea but not the battery life. When the Pro 2 came out I got it on day one. So far it has exceeded my expectations. I get around 7 hours of battery and love the fact that it boots up in around 4 seconds. The screen quality is amazing. I also love the pen that it comes with. I love that it is a full laptop and it has replaced my old heavy computer. It fits right in my purse and doesn't cause a lot of weight. Cons: Not a lot. I do think the price is a bit high for so little HD space but at the same time I would have bought it even now at the same price. I do wish it had a few more USB ports. The sound quality does leave a bit to be desired but I can use headphones and it makes no difference.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the price.

    Posted
    Wolffie
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    I have been using the Surface Pro 2 for about a week or so, and I absolutely love it. I sold my desktop to purchase it, and I could not be happier with it. Truly it is a device worthy of the price it carries. The magnesium body screams quality, and despite a bit hefty, there really is no other product that can match the feel. On screen typing works extremely well, but I may also recommend the extremely tactile Type Cover 2. Any other Bluetooth or wireless USB keyboard, or even wired, will work as well. Screen is extremely responsive. Colors are shown accurately, and the level of customization is unmatched. Really a great device, and its speed will most certainly make it a device with some staying power. In three years I have no doubt it will still make an excellent laptop replacement. Don't hesitate, this product is amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    As long as you like Windows, this is worth it

    Posted
    pcpinks
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    You have to REALLY like Windows to be ok with the Surface Pro 2. I knew that, so I knew what I was getting into. I went with the Pro 2 because the Surface won't allow you to use Chrome, you're stuck with IE. All that aside, the Pro 2 is a great product in that it can go back and forth between being a tablet and a laptop really well. I added Microsoft Office and am using an external hard drive. My next order of business will be to add Photoshop. However, I can take the keyboard off or fold it back and read a book or play some games. It starts up very quickly and has all the settings you would have on a laptop. One last thing, be prepared to pay for the laptop price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!!

    Posted
    LindseyMarie
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    I love this product! I am a college student but was also looking for something fun, but compact. I had an old netbook I had been using prior and it was just too slow. I could see how this product would not be perfect for some individuals, but it depends on what your looking for. The ease of use and accessibility are outstanding. I will admit, I do not really care for Windows 8, but for a tablet it is somewhat more appropriate than a regular computer. I have downloaded PC games and they play beautifully, but the tablet does get a little warm. Google Chrome needs a little work, but I am sure they will work out all the kinks soon enough. Overall, I am in love with this product and look forward to all that I will be able to accomplish with it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tablet with a focus for business

    Posted
    ChiTownED
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    Switched from an iPad to the Surface Pro 2 because synchronization across all my platforms (office computer, tablet, and phone) was essential to my productivity. There were some aggravating nuances with the iPad and their functionality with Office Suite, so I went with the Surface Pro 2 and couldn't be happier. One would have to say it's more of a performance ultra book that doubles as a tablet. While the Microsoft App store is behind Apple, and Andriod, the few apps that I really use were all there. While the tablet is only wireless (no 4G), I use my Nokia phone as a hotspot when wireless isn't available. At the current price along with the added expense of a keyboard, it's does get expensive. However, this is a tablet that focuses on business productivity, which is why I recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great functionality

    Posted
    TJGilbertsville
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    This device works great, love that it can be used as either a laptop or a tablet. Feels very sturdy in your hands, has great screen quality, runs very well on my wi-fi, starts up very quickly. Still getting used to the Windows 8 environment. Wish there were as many options for "apps" in the windows store as there was with Apple or Android devices. I find that I can get most of the things I want to run by getting them directly off the internet, but the whole point of these tiles is to run them from the home page, not the internet browser. All in all, a pretty good device. A little more costly than the iPad, but you get a little more functionality with it too. I find that you do have to use the provided stylus for most of your browsing. I have large fingers and the screen doesn't "read" them very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Better for those who plan to do a lot of work

    Posted
    bigbro101
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    Overall I think this product is great but I feel the price isn't justified. The battery life is really long, I use it for day trading and even with continuous use it lasted about 7-9 hours. I will say that unless you plan on using it's full potential it may just be better to go with the previous pro or the surface 2. On top of that I just don't like how it sometimes won't turn on after it's been on sleep mode, even if it's for a second. But it's most likely because this isn't really a tablet, it's a tablet sized computer so I guess it makes sense that this could happen. But I still love this thing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surface Pro 2

    Posted
    jeepingal4life
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    The Surface Pro 2 was purchased for our college student. The product is used for studies, notes, research, drawings, internet, and is compatible with a Lifescribe pen/program and music. The product was user friendly when adding programs, but did require some time to research what additional programs that would be needed such as microsoft office and others. We did purchase a keyboard/tablet cover and a screen protector to provide additional protection. This product should meet all of our college students needs for at least the next two years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet

    Posted
    Amossun
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    I love using this as a Ereader. The kickstand makes it super nice to use to read in bed. It's nice to have the USB port to be able to upload data. I love being able to use 3rd party software. The screen is super clear, great for watching movies. Great size for bringing on the airplane. Took a little bit to get use to the new navigation feature. The Best Buy employee was super helpful with this. If you want to use 3rd party software make sure you get the surface pro 2 as the other version doesn't support 3rd party software. The Best Buy employee did not let me know this when purchasing and I bought the wrong one. Fortunately Best Buy exchanged it- no problems!

    I would recommend this to a friend