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79
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

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.

Pros
  • Attractive design
  • Long battery life
  • Bright, vibrant display
  • Good camera performance
  • Offline music and maps
Cons
  • No WiFi-only option
  • Picks up scratches and fingerprints
  • Typing in the lap isn't comfortable
  • Windows Store still has holes
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Model
AT&T

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Windows
Screen size
10.122
Storage type
Internal, Memory card
Camera (integrated)
Yes

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Windows (RT)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (WiFi location)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Wmv) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (6.7 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Other features

NFC
Yes
Screen size
10.1 inches
Screen resolution
1920x1080
Pixel density
218 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (32 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer) (Yes)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
3.0
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp)

Hardware

CPU
2.2 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
Model
Verizon

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Windows
Screen size
10.122
Storage type
Internal, Memory card
Camera (integrated)
Yes

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Windows (RT)

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (WiFi location)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Wmv) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (6.7 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Other features

NFC
Yes
Screen size
10.1 inches
Screen resolution
1920x1080
Pixel density
218 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (32 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer) (Yes)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
3.0
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp)

Hardware

CPU
2.2 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB