Microsoft Surface 2 Review

64 GB     See other variants reviews Score: 63.4 / 100

Microsoft Surface 2 is a fascinating tablet launched many years ago, including a big size 10.6 inches capacitive display, a high speed 1700 megahertz Quad-Core CPU, a 5 MP back side camera and a 3.5 MP front-facing camera.

It seems like Microsoft decided not to care much about the weight in this 23.84 ounces portable tablet. The Microsoft Surface 2 is very thin and good-looking, being just 0.35 inches thick. The Microsoft Surface 2 is quite a compact portable tablet, taking into consideration it features a 10.6" display and it's only 10.81 inches long.

The Microsoft Surface 2 includes a good looking 1080 x 1920 (Full HD) 10.6 inches screen, providing this tablet with a very nice graphical experience. This screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and has multi-touch detection.

Microsoft equipped this tablet with a NVIDIA Tegra 4 (T40) chip, which holds an extremely powerful Quad-Core processor running at 1700 megahertz with a great 2 GB RAM. A key advantage of the Microsoft Surface 2 is its 64 GB huge internal memory and a slot for an external memory card, which allows you to install tons of applications, games, photos and videos without even thinking about how much storage is left.

This tablet provides wifi connection (but it can't provide it to other devices around, acting as a mobile hotspot), 4G LTE fast connectivity and 3G fast connection type, supported by HSPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. The Microsoft Surface 2 works with a SIM card for GSM carriers.

The Microsoft Surface 2 is equipped with two cameras, a 5 mega-pixels back camera and a 3.5 megapixels front side camera. It is capable of capturing videos in 1920x1080 (Full HD). To complete the camera, it also has auto-focus.

The Microsoft Surface 2 also comes with a couple cool characteristics as Bluetooth (4.0) and GPS Navigation, and lots of sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

Microsoft is offering this device for 630 dollars, which is a high price for this kind of portable tablet. No matter if you want a tablet for playing games, are looking for a tablet mostly for internet broswing and social networks or need it for work, this portable tablet is very appropiate for you.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Windows RT 8.1
Variant:64 GB
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Dimensions:10.81 x 6.79 x 0.35 inchesMetric27.46 x 17.25 x 0.89 cmImperial
Weight:23.84 ouncesMetric675.85 gImperial
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2013-09-23
Price:$ 630.00


Screen Type:IPS LCD
Size:10.6 inchesMetric26.9 cmImperial
Resolution:1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD)
Pixel density:208 pixels per inchMetric81.89 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:NVIDIA Tegra 4 (T40)
Processor:ARM Cortex-A15 (Quad-Core 1700 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB
Graphics Processor:Yes
Internal Memory:64 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC


Stand-by Time:360 hours


Back camera:5 megapixels
Front camera:3.5 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus


SIM Card Type:SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2), 2600 (band 7)
UMTS Bands:850, 1900, 2100
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor