Microsoft Surface Pro 2: Conclusion

December 11, 2013 by Jamison Cush Reads (37,490)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 7
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 8
    • Usability
    • 8
    • Design
    • 10
    • Performance
    • 7
    • Features
    • 8
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 6
    • Total Score:
    • 7.71
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Conclusion

Microsoft Surface Pro 2The Surface Pro 2 is a first-rate device. Its combination of mobility, power, and design matches and even slightly outperforms topnotch Ultrabooks with similar size and specs. Unfortunately, like those Ultrabooks, the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is also expensive, especially when paired with a second-generation Type or Touch Cover, and users pay a premium for its style and unrivaled design.

There are plenty of power and business users that can get the most out of the device, and take advantage of its features. Though, TPCR strongly recommends testing the Surface Pro 2 out first, to make sure the awkward desktop experience isn’t a deal breaker. The experts here suspect it won’t be, but for a $1000+, it’s worth finding out for yourself.

For everyone else, TPCR suspects they will be better served with a less expensive iPad or Android tablet, or even a Surface 2, which costs half as much and offers many of the same features, and ships with robust Office apps.

Pros:

  • Excellent design and build
  • Superb display
  • Active pen proves very useful
  • Performance matches best in class

Cons:

  • Pricey
  • Needs a keyboard cover to be complete
  • Desktop experience a bit awkward

Bottom Line:

The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is a powerful tablet with an amazing design. Users that need a powerful and portable machine should definitely take a look, but everyone else should gander elsewhere owing to its high price.


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