Best Windows 8 tablet/laptop hybrid
A much improved battery life turns the Surface Pro 2
into a genuine contender for your money over an Ultrabook or a larger iPad
. Is it a genuine tablet? Not yet. It's too heavy and the battery life still not long enough, but its flexibility as an all-star tablet/laptop/desktop hybrid is undeniable.
Nothing comes close to replicating it, so for this reason alone we recommend it. It's a recommendation with some caveats - we wish it was lighter as it would make it a much better tablet, as would a better stocked app store, and Microsoft needs to sort out the high DPI issues on the desktop side of things
Overall, the Surface Pro 2 delivers on the potential the original only hinted at.
: £719Best features
Improved battery life
New, more flexible kickstand
New touch cover
Cooler and quieterWorst features
App store is still lacking
Irritating dynamic contrast on screen