Microsoft Surface Pro 2  vs Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 

Released October, 2013

Microsoft Surface Pro 2

  • 10.6"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 2
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.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2013)
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Released June, 2013

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

  • 10.1"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8
Front view of Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2
Certainly a compact (0.39” / 9.9mm thin) and lightweight (19.93 oz / 565 grams) slate, it’s something that doesn’t occupy much space in a backpack – making it travel friendly and easy on the spine!
by PhoneArena (Mar, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Reasons to consider the
Microsoft Surface Pro 2

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Significantly more RAM 4 GB vs 2 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Much more expandable storage 2,048 GB (SDXC) vs 32 GB (SDHC) 64x more maximum capacity
Significantly sharper screen 207 ppi vs 155 ppi Around 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1366 x 768 Around 2x higher resolution
Bigger screen 10.6" vs 10.1" Around 5% bigger screen
Marginally newer Oct, 2013 vs Jun, 2013 Release date 4 months later
Front view of Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

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Significantly lighter 565 g vs 907 g Around 40% lighter
Much higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 0.9 MP Around 9x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Latest and greatest OS Windows 8 vs Windows 8.1 Pro Newer windows OS; Get all the latest features and security updates with a more recent version
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Significantly thinner 9.8 mm vs 13.5 mm More than 25% thinner
Smaller 164.6 x 262.6 x 9.8 mm vs 274.6 x 172.9 x 13.5 mm Around 35% smaller
Faster processor 1.8 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 10% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Higher resolution front camera 2 MP vs 0.9 MP Around 2.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people

Features Key features of the Surface Pro 2  vs ThinkPad Tablet 2 

screen resolution

Surface Pro 2
1920 x 1080
ThinkPad Tablet 2
1366 x 768
It's snappy and super responsive thanks to being based on technology by Wacom, making it a genuine pleasure to use on the tablet's high-resolution screen.
Surface Pro 2 | by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)

camera resolution

The cameras on the original Surface and Surface Pro weren't that impressive, but the 1080p Surface 2 cameras are a definite improvement, especially in lower light - thanks to the much larger sensor on the 3.5MP front camera.
Surface Pro 2 | by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)

CPU Cores

Surface Pro 2
Dual core
ThinkPad Tablet 2
Dual core
To be exact, with our specific review unit, it features a dual-core 4th generation Intel Core i5 4200U processor clocked in at 1.6GHz – coupled by 4GB of dual-channel LPDDR3 RAM, the Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU, and speedy 128GB solid state drive.
Surface Pro 2 | by PhoneArena (Oct, 2013)

CPU Frequency

The new processor and graphics are definitely faster, in software and on sites that can take advantage of them.
Surface Pro 2 | by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)

Reviews Word on the street

Surface Pro 2  vs ThinkPad Tablet 2 

8.5
7.5
it can even handle some wicked 3D games without much stutter to its performance.
Surface Pro 2

7.9
7.8
The Surface Pro 2 has a 10.6-inch display with a native resolution of 1,920x1,080 pixels, which is what we'd expect from a laptop or tablet in this price range.
Surface Pro 2

8.0
7.0
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.
Surface Pro 2

Overall

8.1 Out of 10
7.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Surface Pro 2  vs
ThinkPad Tablet 2 
Size 10.6" 10.1"
Technology IPS LCD Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1366 x 768
PPI 207 ppi 155 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No No

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.8 GHz

form factor

Weight 907 g 565 g
Size 274.6 x 172.9 x 13.5 mm 164.6 x 262.6 x 9.8 mm
Thickness 13.5 mm 9.8 mm

storage

Surface Pro 2  vs
ThinkPad Tablet 2 
Internal storage 64 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 4 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 2,048 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes
Webcam 0.9 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 0.9 MP 8 MP

sensors

Has a GPS No Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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