Best Windows 8 Tablet Hybrid
Key features: 10.6-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 resolution screen, touch keyboard cover, Intel processor
- Decent battery life
- Better kick stand
- Poor app store
- Some screen issues
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 isn't quite long enough. It does offer undeniable flexibility as an all-star tablet/laptop/desktop hybrid.
Nothing comes close to replicating the experience of using it, which is one of the main reasons we recommend it. It's a recommendation with some caveats - we wish it was lighter and came with a much better stocked app store. There are also issues with the high screen resolution makeing desktop mode fiddly to use.
But, overall, the Surface Pro 2 delivers on the potential the original only hinted at and is ideal if you want a tablet that doubles as your main PC. As an alternative, you can also check out the Dell Venue Pro 11
which also scored an impressive 9 out of 10 or wait for the Surface Pro 3, which has just gone on sale in the US.
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