Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Released October, 2013
  • 10.6"
  • 256 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
This also coped well with outdoor pictures on the rear camera taken on an overcast day; despite the cloud, colours were bright and fairly accurate.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)

Features Key features of the Microsoft Surface Pro 2

screen resolution

Surface Pro 2
1920 x 1080
Galaxy Note 10.1
2560 x 1600
1024 x 768


Surface Pro 2
8 GB
1 GB

camera resolution

Surface Pro 2
0.9 MP

CPU Cores

Surface Pro 2
Dual core
Venue Pro 11
Quad core

CPU Frequency

Surface Pro 2
1.6 GHz
Venue Pro 11
2.4 GHz
1.2 GHz

Reviews Word on the street for the Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Overall, while I think the Surface Pro 2 is the more useful product, I wish it had gotten the same design love as the RT version.

Throw in Microsoft's own hone brewed ClearType rendering technology as well, it's able to deliver great details to even the finest of text – so there's plenty of sharpness and clarity to it.

The 1,920 by 1080 resolution is great for movies (and means you'll keep the DPI and zoom settings up, because while text is crisp, clear and smooth it can also be a little small on the 10.6-inch screen).


8.1 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


It has a new screen (though not Retina Display-class), a new two-position kickstand, USB 3, a faster processor, new keyboards and all the new features of Windows 8.1, from IE 11 to SkyDrive integration to more Snap window sizes.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)
You can choose between using IE in the familiar desktop interface or the cleaner full-screen immersive interface.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)
At any angle, the new full HD screen is beautiful, though not obviously in the same category as Apple's retina display.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)

Operating System

But Windows 8 and Windows RT didn't have a fraction of the iOS and Android apps, the kickstand didn't always hold it up in your lap and not everyone like Windows 8 enough to see Surface as a real iPad competitor.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)
Added to which, the level of big name Windows Store apps is still way below that of the iOS and Android equivalents.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)
For example, Kayak has an excellent app for booking hotels that makes good use of photos to help you find somewhere that looks nice; Tripit doesn't have an official app but there is a Windows 8 version of the excellent third-party My Trips app.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)


The innovative design of Surface is even better with Surface 2; the kickstand works better in a wider range of positions, performance is visible improved; in many cases the battery will last all day - and the screen is vivid and accurate.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)
The tablet gave up the ghost after just under seven hours, which we thought was pretty good going compared to the Surface Pro's short-lived battery life.
by TechRadar (Jul, 2014)
For a further battery boost, you may want to opt for one of the company's Type covers, which Microsoft claims boosts the battery by up to 60.
by TechRadar (Jul, 2014)

Operating system

Well, if you want the best of both worlds, which consists of the tablet form factor with an actual laptop/desktop OS, this is undoubtedly the thing for you.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2013)
As we know, Surface 2 doesn't run full Windows 8, instead opting for the hobbled Windows RT without support for legacy desktop - unlike Atom-based 8-inch tablets that you'll see on sale for similar prices.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)
It's also worth remembering that Intel Atom Windows 8 tablets won't give you good performance for more demanding desktop software; having a full version of Windows isn't necessarily an advantage there.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)


it can even handle some wicked 3D games without much stutter to its performance.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2013)
But when we first set up the Surface 2, installing apps and syncing all our email and files from SkyDrive (which means the Wi-Fi was in almost constant use) and running multiple Office applications and browser windows on the desktop, using the Balanced power profile and with the screen brightness on half, we measured five hours of solid use before the battery went from fully charged to just 6.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)
It's not like high-end PC gaming, but the more demanding games play well.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 10.6"
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1080
PPI 207 ppi


  1. 802.11ac
  2. 802.11n
  3. 802.11a
  4. 802.11g
  5. 802.11b
  6. 802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No


Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz


Has a GPS No
Has a compass Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes
Has a light sensor Yes


Internal storage 256 GB
RAM capacity 8 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD
Maximum capacity 2,048 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 0.9 MP
Rear camera 0.9 MP


USB support 1 USB 3.0
Hdmi support 1 HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 907 g
Size 274.6 x 172.9 x 13.5 mm
Thickness 13.5 mm
Battery life 15 hour
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