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Testseek.co.uk have collected 224 expert reviews of the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 2014 12.3 inch and the average rating is 79%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Microsoft Surface Pro 2 2014 12.3 inch.
Award: Highest Rated October 2013
October 2013
 
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The editors liked

  • Drastically improved battery life
  • Solid magnesium body
  • Expandable 12
  • 15 hour battery life
  • Incredibly quick and powerful
  • Build quality is second to none
  • Much-improved battery life over the first version
  • Large range of new accessories
  • New dual-stage Kickstand makes it easier to use on your lap
  • Solid performance
  • Windows 8.1
  • Better kickstand
  • Excellent screen
  • Windows 8.1 a better experience
  • Excellent build quality
  • MicroSD expansion slot
  • USB 3.0
  • Smaller and lighter than Ultrabook competitors
  • Better battery life than predecessor
  • Solid build quality
  • Great performance and battery life by laptop standards
  • Accurate stylus
  • Awesome screen
  • Great processing power
  • Battery life
  • 7 hours
  • Quality design and finish
  • Light weight (930 g as a tablet
  • 1.2 kg with the keyboard attached)
  • While the size and shape of the Surface Pro haven’t changed much in a year - it’s still the same dazzling 10.6-inch full HD screen attached to a rather hefty slab you wouldn’t want to throw in your bag - we’re pleased to say that what’s under the hood has. The new Intel Haswell 1.6GHz processor and beefy 4GB (or even 8GB) of RAM don’t flinch when it comes to opening memory gobbling apps like Phot
  • Robust
  • Gorgeous design
  • Vastly improved battery life
  • Everyday computing power to spare
  • Much better battery life
  • New kickstand adds flexibility
  • New touch cover is huge improvement
  • The most versatile PC you can buy
  • Cooler and quieter
  • Sturdy build
  • Tough twopoint kickstand
  • Fine screen
  • Terrific keyboard covers
  • Fullsize USB 3.0 port
  • Improved battery life
  • Ultrabook components
  • Full 1080p HD display
  • 10
  • Finger touchscreen
  • Comes with pressure
  • Sensitive stylus

The editors didn't like

  • Heavy
  • Expensive
  • Lack of LTE is a shame
  • Priced way too high to compete with tablets
  • Keyboard covers are vital but expensive
  • No lighter or thinner than the original
  • Charging port is really fiddly to use
  • Bulky
  • Battery life not good enough
  • Poor Touch Cover
  • Hard to service/upgrade parts
  • No keyboard included
  • It's a lot of cash
  • Chunkier and heavier than many tablet competitors
  • Stated storage isn't realised (64GB is approx 37GB)
  • Camera quality
  • No beefy graphics card on board
  • Heavy and clunky by tablet standards
  • Keyboard covers cost an extra £100
  • Not enough ports
  • Overheating
  • We could moan about the lack of tablet-ized apps in the Windows App store
  • But it’s not a huge issue given the Pro can run all your legacy desktop apps - some of which such as Skype we still prefer to their fullscreen cousins. There are some niggling hardware issues though
  • Ones you might expect from a relative newcomer but still pains nonetheless
  • The Pro 2 is heavy
  • The magnetic power lead fidd
  • Extras are impressive but expensive
  • Not upgradeable
  • Irritating dynamic contrast on screen
  • App store still lacking
  • High DPI in desktop mode troublesome
  • Not cheap
  • Bulky and heavy
  • Keyboard cover is optional
  • Kickstand still digs into your legs

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  Published: 2014-08-11, review by: v3.co.uk

  • winner: The Surface Pro 3 Having won six out of eight rounds, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the clear winner of this versus review. However, thanks to Microsoft's wise decision to radically lower the upfront cost of the Surface Pro 2, which remains a to...

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  Published: 2014-05-21, Author: Jim , review by: techadvisor.co.uk

  • Abstract:  During the launch of the Surface Pro 3 , Microsoft freely admitted that it hadn't quite got it right with the original Surface Pro and even the Surface Pro 2. It claimed the Surface Pro 3 is the first tablet that can truly replace your laptop, so in our S...

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  Published: 2014-03-19, review by: v3.co.uk

  • winner: The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Coming to the end of our comparison, both the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and Surface Pro have won four rounds each. However, for us here at V3 , the Surface Pro 2 beats the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 in a few key areas. Reviewed ...

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  Published: 2014-03-03, Author: Joel , review by: itproportal.com

  • Ultrabook components, Full 1080p HD display, 10, finger touchscreen, Comes with pressure, sensitive stylus
  • Keyboard cover is optional, Kickstand still digs into your legs
  • The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is a more than worthy follow-up to the original model. It improves performance and battery life, while keeping the form factor and wide accessory catalogue the first-gen Surface Pro had going for it. In short, this is a great ...

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  Published: 2013-12-15, Author: Frank , review by: uk.hardware.info

  • The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 gives you the performance of a laptop in the shape of a tablet. It remains an innovative design, with a clever way of attaching the keyboard cover. It's nice that the kickstand now has two positions, together with the heavier...

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  Published: 2013-12-02, Author: Steve , review by: ultrabooknews.com

  • Abstract:  This is a post by Surface Pro 2 owner Hector Gomez who shares his battery life report after one month of usage… When Microsoft announced the first Surface Pro it got hit with many reviewers claiming battery life was only around 3.5 hours. I personally go...

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  Published: 2013-12-02, Author: Chippy , review by: ultrabooknews.com

  • Abstract:  This is a post by Surface Pro 2 owner Hector Gomez who shares his battery life report after one month of usage. When Microsoft announced the first Surface Pro it got hit with many reviewers claiming battery life was only around 3.5 hours. I personally got a good...

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  Published: 2013-11-23, review by: geeksquad.co.uk

  • Incredibly quick and powerful, Build quality is second to none, Much-improved battery life over the first version, Large range of new accessories, New dual-stage Kickstand makes it easier to use on your lap
  • Priced way too high to compete with tablets, Keyboard covers are vital but expensive, No lighter or thinner than the original, Charging port is really fiddly to use
  • My verdict of the Surface Pro 2 depends very much on how you see the device. The Surface Pro 2 is designed to be both a tablet and laptop replacement, so you have to take into account how good a job it does at both. There are only a handful of devices tha...

 
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  Published: 2013-11-21, Author: Dave , review by: wired.co.uk

  • Sturdy build, tough twopoint kickstand, fine screen, terrific keyboard covers, fullsize USB 3.0 port, improved battery life
  • Not cheap, bulky and heavy
  • The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 doesn't attempt to reinvent the wheel, but then it doesn't need to. It's a timely update of a very capable device that bridges the gap between tablet and laptop and while it's still not cheap, especially once you've shelled o...

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  Published: 2013-11-15, Author: Rémi , review by: digitalversus.com

  • Awesome screen, Great processing power, Battery life: 7 hours, Quality design and finish, Light weight (930 g as a tablet, 1.2 kg with the keyboard attached)
  • Not enough ports, Overheating
  • The Surface Pro 2 has pretty much the exact same body as the first Surface Pro, but there are some changes on the inside: it has twice the battery life and a better display. It's too bad Microsoft didn't get the heat down and give it more ports, otherwise...

 
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