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Microsoft Surface 2

Microsoft Surface 2

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78 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Microsoft has already proven it makes the best hardware of any Windows OEM, but the Surface would be more competitive if it ran full Windows and supported traditional desktop apps.

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Pros
  • Thinner and lighter, sturdier kickstand
  • Well-crafted, premium design
  • Long battery life
  • Sharper display, great viewing angles
  • Full-sized USB port
Cons
  • Windows Store is growing, but still has holes
  • More expensive than tablets running full Windows
78 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

78
 

User Reviews

100
ButiOxa
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
100
tina1972
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
jackv1
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
93
Average user Score
 
100
ButiOxa
04.30.15
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
100
tina1972
09.23.14
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
90
jackv1
09.10.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
silverdoe
07.31.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
100
pictonator
07.25.14
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
100
andibeka
04.20.14
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
90
jdawg011
04.07.14
This tablet is amazing! With Adobe Flash support, you can go to basically any website to use the full actual website with no need for the apps. It runs well, and the attachable keyboards work seamlessly. My only real gripe would be the sound on it. With dolby speakers you would think that it would be excellent, but my phone is louder than the thing, as well as clearer.
 
100
kenray2
04.05.14
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
100
lolek1000
03.30.14
i love my surface. rplace my dekstop pc
 
60
barnesgp
03.14.14
My surface now fails to start after less than six months of light use. Luckily it is still under warranty, and my could be an anomaly, but this is terrible product reliability for a tablet this expensive especially compared to what I have seen of its competitors.

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