Microsoft Surface Pro 2
About R15 599
Tying in with the launch of Windows 8.1, Microsoft has launched the second version of the Surface Pro. The Surface Pro 2 is a device designed to be a laptop and tablet in one. It is a very compact device considering it’s both a powerful ultrabook as well as a touchscreen tablet at 13.5mm thick and nearly 1kg in weight. The new two-stage kick stand certainly helps with using the Surface Pro 2 on your lap (and any situation) and the detachable keyboards are optional so it has the form factor of a tablet. Surface Pro 2 comes in 64GB and 128GB configurations with 4GB of RAM as well as 256GB and 512GB configurations with 8GB of RAM.
Not so much:
Although it is designed to be both an ultrabook as well as a tablet, it is far better suited to use on a desk than on a lap or freehand – compared to other tablets, it’s rather bulky. Overall there is only a marginal improvement from its predecessor on the existing hardware, the battery life is not very impressive and there is a definite lack of available applications.
In a nutshell: In theory it’s great, however, chances are it’s not going to be overly popular with most opting for separate laptops/ultrabooks and tablets.