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A good Windows tablet, but not the best for typing

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The Lumia 2520 is a good Windows tablet, with long battery life, a lightweight, modern design and best-in-class camera. However, it doesn't work well as a laptop replacement.

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8.2
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    7.2
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    9.1
  • Battery life
    9.4
  • Ease of use
    6.0
  • Storage capacity
    8.8
  • Design and form factor
    8.4
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    7.6
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6 reviews
8.0
Engadget Nov 21, 2013

The Lumia 2520 is a good Windows tablet, with long battery life, a lightweight, modern design and best-in-class camera. However, it doesn't quite work as a makeshift laptop replacement.

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ZDNet Dec 5, 2013

The Nokia Lumia 2520 is a great piece of hardware and Nokia has done a good job with it. The display is fantastic and tough to beat.

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9.0
PC World Nov 20, 2013

Nokia has done an amazing job in releasing a 10-inch Windows RT 8.1 tablet that bears no resemblance to the Surface 2.

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8.0
AllThingsD Dec 12, 2013

With the Lumia 2520, Nokia has built a very attractive and solid Windows tablet that can give the Surface 2 a run for its money, as long as you’re okay with paying for a monthly data plan and working with a limited selection of apps.

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7.0
CNET Nov 20, 2013

Unless you want a Windows RT tablet with cellular connection, skip the Lumia 2520 and get the Surface 2 instead.

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7.0
Laptop Magazine Nov 21, 2013

The Nokia Lumia 2520 is a well-designed tablet with fast performance, long battery life and a comfy keyboard -- if you're willing to live with Windows RT's limitations.

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7.0
PC Mag Nov 22, 2013

The Nokia Lumia 2520 is a very nice looking, well-made tablet, but it has some flaws, which, combined with the drawbacks of Windows RT, make it hard to recommend.

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9.0
SlashGear Nov 20, 2013

The Nokia Lumia 2520 is a complete package when viewed in isolation, but the tablet market is a competitive one and it lacks that must-have feature [apps] to distinguish it.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Nov 26, 2013

All nitpicking aside, the Lumia 2520 is probably the best thing on the market for people looking to buy a tablet that doubles as a laptop. Be warned: you'll still need the Power Keyboard, and even then it's still not the perfect solution for hopeful hybrid users.

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9.0
WPCentral Nov 21, 2013

The Lumia 2520 is a solid, first attempt from Nokia to make a Windows RT 8.1 tablet. While the device has excellent specs, inspiring design, button placement and a phenomenal display, its not clear if many users will see the advantage of this tablet over others.

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9.0
Ubergizmo Nov 20, 2013

The Lumia 2520 is a powerful Windows 8 tablet that can last for hours upon hours on a single charge. Its simple yet beautiful design is one that will certainly stand out among other Windows 8 tablets, especially its Full HD 1080p display.

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8.0
GottaBeMobile Nov 25, 2013

If you’re okay with Windows RT and its more limited ecosystem, and need a hyper-connected device, the Lumia 2520 is definitely worth a look.

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8.0
The Verge Nov 22, 2013

If you’re looking for an all-in-one solution to replace your laptop that you can use virtually anywhere, the 2520 is the closest thing yet, but it’s not quite fully there.

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8.0
T3 Dec 4, 2013

Last year it would have been cutting-edge but the arrival of the iPad Air has rewritten the rules a little. Beyond that, though, it's mostly good news and is easily the slickest Windows tablet around.

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8.0
ChipChick Feb 12, 2014

The Nokia 2520 is a solid alternative that offers a beautiful design with fun color choices, along with plenty of performance and a top of its class display.

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7.0
TrustedReviews Dec 17, 2013

With bold styling and a strong screen the Nokia Lumia 2520 performs well as a tablet and comes with more connectivity than you can shake a stick. Unfortunately it's severely let down by Windows RT and a lack of decent app support and some iffy build issues.

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9.0
ReadWriteWeb Nov 20, 2013

If you're not partial to Windows 8.1 RT, there's really no good reason to step up and buy a Lumia 2520. If you are a Windows RT fan, then you should take a serious look at the Lumia 2520 over the Surface 2.

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8.0
Business Insider Nov 21, 2013

The Lumia is cheaper than the Surface and comes with some neat Nokia-specific add-on apps and the battery-charged keyboard accessory, so I'd go with the Lumia.

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9.0
Stuff Dec 6, 2013

Brilliant battery life, mouth-watering screen and an eye-catching design, the 2520 is the best Windows RT tablet we've seen. But this Nokia's not without its flaws.

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First Looks

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Engadget Oct 22, 2013

While we haven't been able to take the tablet outside, we certainly were happy enough with the screen quality during our hands-on time. ... It's much thinner and sleeker than we originally expected, and it's very comfortable to hold.

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CNET Oct 22, 2013

Overall, it feels high quality and solid. Compared with the Surface 2, it feels more compact, thinner, and lighter.

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Gizmodo Oct 22, 2013

Weighing in at 615g, the Lumia 2520 is lighter than the latest iPad, and much lighter than the Microsoft Surface Pro 2, and given the matt finish of the polycarbonate body, it’s really nice to hold, too.

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SlashGear Oct 22, 2013

Nonetheless, it already feels like it’s shaping up to be the best Windows RT option for the mass market, however niche-within-a-niche that is.

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Wired UK Oct 22, 2013

Nokia sees the 2520 as a natural extension of the Lumia family, and indeed the familiar unibody design does look very attractive in tablet form. In person we noticed it has been thinned at the edges compared to the Lumia phones to make it easier to hold.

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Pocket-Lint Oct 22, 2013

A great build quality, stunning screen, plenty of power, useful apps, a good camera, amazing keyboard case, and selection of ports should make this a great vehicle for Microsoft to get Windows tablets to a level of popularity not seen before.

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PC World Australia Oct 25, 2013

Nokia's Lumia 2520 is a tablet that runs the Windows RT 8.1 operating system. It's said to be a perfect companion device for a Windows Lumia phone, and it's also designed to be used on the move and outdoors. We look forward to giving it a whirl.

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WPCentral Oct 22, 2013

It’s both light and easy to hold. The edges, where you’re most likely to hold the device, have been tapered to give the impression that it’s thinner than it really is. This makes it feel like a truly mobile tablet.

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TrustedReviews Oct 22, 2013

Nokia’s first attempt at a tablet is not the worst on the market, but neither is it ready to challenge the iPad for market supremacy. Although the Windows 8.1 RT operating system is still a little on the uninspiring side, the speedy processor and strong display make a strong combination.

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TechRadar Oct 22, 2013

The Nokia Lumia 2520 is a tablet that some critics will say is doomed from the start, thanks to the decision to make it run Windows RT 8.1. That makes a degree of sense, but in reality it brings it closer to the Windows Phone experience in terms of design.

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Digital Versus Oct 22, 2013

The Lumia 2520 is a good-looking tablet with the same kind of top-end finish that we've become accustomed to seeing from Nokia.

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GSM Arena Oct 22, 2013

The front of the Nokia Lumia 2520 is dominated by the 10.1-inch IPS ClearBlack 1080p display. It has excellent image quality - easily in the running for best tablet screen out there.

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The Verge Oct 22, 2013

Inside there’s a 2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, and Windows RT 8.1 runs great. It’s responsive and multitasking with apps seems just as good as the Surface 2.

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The Next Web Oct 22, 2013

Nokia’s first attempt at creating a tablet is commendable, but hardly revolutionary. The Lumia 2520′s 1080p display is beautiful to look at ... In our brief testing period, the trackpad was innacurate and unresponsive at times though

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The Inquirer Oct 22, 2013

While it might still struggle due to the limitations of Microsoft's Windows 8.1 RT operating system, Nokia has outdone rival manufacturers by stuffing the tablet full of its own features, be they its camera tools, quirky design or custom application lineup, including the firm's Here mapping service.

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