Monday, October 21, 2013

First reviews Surface 2 and Pro 2 prices battery life and performance - Tablets Magazine

This week, the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets of Microsoft in the Dutch shops are, but these tablets are actually better than their predecessors? Today, the first comprehensive reviews of the models appeared, and in this article we will explain the main points.

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 reviews

Microsoft Surface 2 Pro by reviews by including Engadget and The Verge praised in particular the battery life and performance. The tablet is equipped with a fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor which is the perfect balance between battery life and impressive performance manages to find. Both the desktop interface as the touch interface knows the Surface 2 Pro in performance therefore absolutely convincing.

Regarding the appearance and build quality has not changed much. The important thing is that the kickstand can be, what you use, for example, makes for a comfortable lap. Now put in two positions The display is also largely remained the same, with a 10.6-inch size and a resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels, but still convincing. The color reproduction is very good and the viewing angles are more than fine. The big advantage is that a digitizer in the screen which is can be used in both desktop and touch interface.

the supplied stylus

However the device still falls between two worlds, too thick and too heavy for use as a tablet and not ideal for use as a laptop on your lap. It still lacks high-quality applications that you really like tablet can turn the unit on. However, the Surface Pro 2 now a battery that direction coming from a laptop; 7 to 7.5 hours. The first generation of this was still between 3.5 and 4 hours.

to the accessories looked and both the Touch and Type Cover Cover feature interesting novelties. Thus both covers equipped with backlight for the keys, and you can carry on the Touch Cover multitouch gestures by swiping. Over the keys

All in all, let the Surface Pro 2 that Microsoft has in the field of hardware put down an excellent product, but this product is not the best choice for everyone. It is not ideal tablet and laptop just not ideal. If you are looking for a powerful laptop that mobility is very important then the Surface Pro 2 However, a good choice.

Microsoft Surface 2 reviews

The Verge and Engadget have also extensively examined the Surface 2 , the 10.6-inch tablet with Windows RT, or now Windows 8.1 RT, as the operating system. It is striking that are actually listed here same major plus point as the reviews of the Surface Pro 2.

Thus, the tablet features an impressive good display with high contrast and natural colors, a good battery life of at least 7 hours, and powerful performance. The build quality and materials used to convince. On almost all the key points is the Surface 2 are better than its predecessor.

The main difference, however, lies in the fact that the Surface 2 (still) running on Windows RT and you will basically without the desktop interface to do it. You are therefore largely dependent on the applications that can be found in the Windows Store and that there are not very many. It is also the unit by its shape and the ecosystem between a tablet and laptop.

Both reviews indicate the conclusion therefore that although the Surface 2 in many ways a good tablet is not really a clear argument to opt for this model. There are cheaper tablets and hybrids are expected with the full version of Windows 8, namely the short term. It is, as we from these reviews to make, not the ideal device for those who seek a pure tablet or those who seek a pure laptop.



Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 should appear this week in the Netherlands for prices from 439 euros and 889 euros respectively. More information and all specifications can be found on the product page of the Microsoft Surface 2 and Microsoft Surface Pro 2 .

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