Microsoft Surface Pro 2
The Surface Pro 2 keeps the best features of the original Surface Pro, adds new internal hardware, including a fourth-gen Intel Core i-series processor, and new accessory options, and is supposed to fix one of the primary problems with the original Surface Pro: mediocre battery life.
- Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
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Starting at: $899.99
The good: The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is a faster, longer-battery-life version of the original model, upgraded with a current-gen Haswell processor. The keyboard cover is also improved with backlit keys, and is among the best tablet accessories ever devised.
The bad: The Surface Pro 2 remains stubbornly thick and heavy compared with some sleeker competitors. The base 64GB version may leave you starved for storage, and the keyboard cover, practically required, should be included instead of sold separately.
The bottom line: Microsoft's subtly updated Windows 8.1 tablet feels more like Surface Pro 1.5 -- improved battery life and better accessories make it a worthwhile (albeit pricey) laptop replacement, but it's still not an iPad-level category killer.
October 16, 2013 2:31 PM PDT
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