Microsoft - Surface 2 with 64GB - Magnesium

Microsoft – Surface 2 with 64GB – Magnesium Rating:
List Price: $ 899.99
Discount: $350.00
Sale Price: $ 549.99
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Product Description

At less than 1.5 lbs. and with Office 2013 RT pre-installed, you carry less while you do more. Click in a Touch Cover to type faster and stay productive (not included).

Details

  • NVIDIA Tegra 4, 2Gb System Memory, 64GB Hard Drive
  • Front Facing 2.5MP camera, Rear Facing 5.0MP Camera
  • 10.6" High-definition widescreen 5-point multitouch with ClearType technology (1920 x 1080)
  • SD Card Slot, 1 x USB 3.0, HDMI Output, Windows RT, Touchscreen, Internal Speakers
  • 1 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty

Consumer Reviews

  1. 83 of 88 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Surface 2 is truly something else, October 29, 2013
    By 
    Jung Park
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Microsoft – Surface 2 with 64GB – Magnesium (Personal Computers)
    I was struggling between Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 and finally pulled the trigger on Surface 2. My initial reason for choosing the Surface 2 was price. I knew I wanted a Windows device but paying north of $1,200 for Surface 2 Pro with 128GB and keyboard was too risky. What if didn’t like it? What if it ended up collecting dust?

    For my needs, Surface 2 is perfect. This device comes preinstalled with a “touch enabled” Microsoft Office which includes Outlook. Basically, all I was looking for was a tablet to check my email, do some word processing, edit spreadsheets, browse the web, and pay bills online.

    I’ve been using Kingsoft Office on my Nexus 7 and Galaxy Note 8.0 but the experience is nothing to write home about. With the Surface 2, I can now get some serious work done.

    Referring back to the title of this review, the reasons why Surface 2 is “truly something else” are as follows:

    1. The 10.6 inch screen is gorgeous. Also, one finger typing, with the onscreen keyboard in portrait mode, is rather good. This is a good thing because browsing the web just works better in portrait mode.

    2. Battery life is amazing. The Surface 2 out lasts my Nexus 7 (2012) with room to spare. I guess the whole point of putting Windows on an ARM device was power consumption. Intel is closing the gap but Surface Pro 2 is not going to give you 10 hours.

    3. Everyone knows Surface 2 comes with Windows RT. If you absolutely need to run x86 apps or have extra cash, you should buy the Pro. I just wanted to mention the positive for running Windows RT. You don’t need to install antivirus software. The way I understand it, Windows RT works like iOS.

    4. Surface 2 is not a tablet. That is to say Surface 2 is not a toy. Maybe I’m too harsh in calling tablets mere toys. But the Surface 2 just feels different from all my android devices, my desktop and laptop computers. Let’s just say I have the Surface 2 right by my side while working on my HP desktop or Dell laptop.

    Choosing a tablet is very much a personal taste. My wife would never buy a Surface 2 unless it has angry bird or candy crunch. I just had to write this review about the best thing since slice bread (at least for me).

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  2. 33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Better than Apple Products, November 8, 2013
    By 
    JP

    This review is from: Microsoft – Surface 2 with 64GB – Magnesium (Personal Computers)
    I purchased this tablet b/c I was frustrated with the way Apple products I owned controlled me and my files. Surface works on everything that frustrated me about the Apple products I owned (ipad, iphones, etc). For example, I have more freedom in saving files, emailing files, viewing files, plugging in various USB devices, and using the tablet for work/play.

    At first Windows 8 is intimidating because it is new; however, it was easy to learn and isn’t much different than previous versions of windows if you prefer the desktop view over tiles.

    I also purchased the type cover 2 keyboard. It works extremely well and I have had no issues yet.

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  3. 19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Product but Amazon’s Price is Crazy Expensive, December 16, 2013
    By 
    Columba

    This review is from: Microsoft – Surface 2 with 64GB – Magnesium (Personal Computers)
    First off, what is Amazon thinking? This is $300 more than Best Buy or Windows Store. Just crazy. Is it to keep Kindle sales up? Weird. Don’t buy through Amazon unless price point drops well below $600.

    Now for product review. Excellent, well made device that shows marked improvement in speed and video/audio quality versus 1st generation Surface. The stereo sound is excellent. Keyboard is a must (integrates with nearly any keyboard but Surface Keyboard is amazing). I love that it already has drivers for wireless printing and every other device I own. Usb 3 is lightning fast and hdmi works wonders with tv and projectors. Also a piece of cake to plug into monitor. I can’t help but think that if this had an Apple logo it would be hailed as one of the best innovative machines. I also looked seriously at purchasing the pro 2, but found this device really has all I need. Microsoft office is perfect on device. Being able to video a presentation in one pane while typing notes in another is slick and has no lag. Multiple panes for working with Powerpoint or Word and excel is also a huge plus. This thing is also an incredibly durable device. It has survived multiple drops without a scratch.

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