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
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Much longer battery life 15 hour vs 8.7 hour More than 70% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Much more expandable storage 2,048 GB (SDXC) vs 32 GB (SDHC) 64x more maximum capacity
More RAM 4 GB vs 2 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Significantly sharper screen 207 ppi vs 155 ppi Around 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
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
Much thinner 9.8 mm vs 13.5 mm More than 25% thinner
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
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

camera resolution

CPU Cores

Surface Pro 2
Dual core
ThinkPad Tablet 2
Dual core

CPU Frequency

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
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.
Surface Pro 2

8.0
7.0
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).
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
Battery life 15 hour 8.7 hour

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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