The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 offers you an abundance of usability and convenience. This modern tablet has its own kickstand on the back of the unit, so the device can sit up and become hands-free. The Surface Pro 2 is also equipped with the Windows 8.1 operating system, which allows you to use multiple applications at the same time. You can also purchase a cover for your Microsoft tablet that doubles as a keyboard.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 runs Windows 8.1 operating system. Windows Pro 2 comes with Office Home preinstalled, which contains Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Windows Mail and more to keep you productive. This operating system allows you to easily transition from one application to the next. This multitasking ability is relatively new to tablets and will increase your productivity.

While you can purchase apps from the Windows Store and the Xbox Games app, you won't be able to download apps from any third party. The upside of downloading exclusively from the Windows Store is that your Surface has protection from harmful viruses that third-party apps may contain. Apps from the Windows Store are all in the same compatible format as well. This means they will appear on your Surface as tiles instead of icons, and the apps have the ability to integrate with one another. Another plus is that the Windows Store has most of the popular apps that Google Play and the iTunes store have. You can still get Angry Birds, Cut the Rope and other fun games.

The tablet is equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor and the 64GB and 128GB models feature 4GB of RAM, which allows your apps to run quicker than on most tablets on the market. If you step it up and get the tablet with 256GB or 512GB of storage, you'll get 8GB of RAM, which is unheard of in the tablet community.

If you are looking for additional storage options, this tablet also has a microSD card slot as well as a USB port, so you can plug in another drive. However, if you don't need as much storage, Microsoft offers a different Surface tablet with less. The Surface 2 comes with 32GB or 64GB of storage and 2GB of RAM. This tablet is quite similar to the Surface Pro 2, just without as much power.

The 10.6-inch, high-definition screen on the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet comes with an anti-fingerprint coating that will help you to keep your Surface looking clean. In constructing the screen of this computing device, Microsoft uses an optical bonding technique that keeps light refraction to a minimum. This allows you to see the best possible picture on your 1920 x 1080-resolution display, and we definitely noticed a reduced glare when using the Surface in sunlight. Plus, VaporMg housing is lighter than aluminum yet still provides excellent durability.

Because the Surface Pro 2 is equipped with its own kickstand, you have the ability to set your tablet up for viewing your screen without holding it the whole time. This option makes it easy to view movies or video chat with friends. Video chatting with friends and family is a treat, as the front-facing camera has a resolution of 3.5MP and the rear-facing camera takes pictures with a resolution of 5MP.

Microsoft also offers the Type Cover 2 that you can purchase separately. The Type Cover is a pressure sensitive keyboard with specific Windows buttons. It has a built-in trackpad that will allow you to navigate your Surface quickly and easily. However, because it is smooth, you may have a difficult time navigating accurately. On the plus side, it's spill-resistant so you won't have to shell out cash if you accidentally spill your soda. The Type Cover is available in an assortment of colors, such as black, purple, magenta and cyan blue.

Microsoft Surface Summary:
8.3/10

The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is definitely a modern device. One of the most useful features of this Windows tablet is the built in kickstand. By using the kickstand, you can chat or view media without using your hands. The anti-fingerprint coating on the touchscreen of the Surface will help to keep your 10.6-inch screen clean and clear. Additionally, you have the option of purchasing a cover for your Surface that not only act as protection for your device, but will also double as a keyboard for convenient navigation and typing. With a powerful processor and outstanding amounts of RAM and storage space, the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 has everything a busy professional needs to keep connected and productive, even on the go.

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Microsoft Surface 2

Pros
The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 comes with a built-in kickstand, Windows 8.1 and enough storage and RAM to multitask like a dream.

Cons
You don't have the ability to download third-party apps.

The Verdict
: 8.25/10

This innovative tablet lets you multitask, and the available keyboard covers make it easy to use the Surface Pro 2 for more than games and videos.