Microsoft Surface Pro 2 specs review: better, faster, stronger
0. phoneArena 23 Sep 2013, 12:56 posted on
The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is a product that has been in development for 18 months, as the company's corporate VP, Panos Panay, stated during its unveiling. Therefore, it should bring quite a lot of innovation and improvements over the previous Surface Pro tablet, right? Well, we can't be so sure about that, and it will take about a month until we get to take it for a test-drive. We can, however, share with you our thoughts on its specifications and features...
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1. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1367; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
folks where is the Surface Pro 2 with the more powerful Intel i7 Haswell CPU this is the CPU needed to really make the Surface pro capable doing every high level CAD program or HD game ever made to play on a PC. A lot of souls waited for the Surface pro 2 to come out before they Put down their money to buy one to see the hardware and software bugs of the surface Pro to be worked out. I think the surface pro 2 will sell better than the original one did. it has better battery life, it's faster, has a better kickstand with more positions, it has a good strong dock now. the new Windows 8.1 software is better. those who can to buy one will be happy they did.The price of the surface pro 2 is it's weakness. a lot of People will like the surface pro 2 but will they pay the price to OWN ONE!
3. jove39 (Posts: 1559; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
CAD and heavy gaming...may be next year when intel has even lower tdp processors...that generate low heat and consume less power.
4. yowanvista (Posts: 340; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
With a 4th gen i7, you must be joking right? This isn't a high-end laptop nor does it have any type of cooling fans to drive out all the heat that would kill it in a matter of hours.
12. realnic55 (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)
You're not too bright are you? You know they make dual core mobile versions of the i7 designed for Ultrabooks that would work fine in one of these right?
5. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
damn you want 3000$ surface ultimate or something
13. ekholbrook (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
You're going to do...CAD.... on a 10 inch display? Sure, you can hook a big monitor, but then guess what? You now have a desktop computer.
7. sckortyman (Posts: 23; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)
Because taking a picture with a tablet is utterly stupid
10. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Invest in a freaking camera-phone or a real camera. Anyway, you should stop taking pics of your peepee.
8. Bopbeak (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Sep 2013)
It's a matter of balance in the device. You must consider how things work out perfectly rather than putting such processors which will jeopardize the device's performance.
9. papss (unregistered)
I am biting at the bit for this.. Why oh why do I love tech so much!!! I can't afford them all lol
14. ekholbrook (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
biggest problem overall is still the price for what you get. $800 just to get the base pro model is just... well it's not worth it. It's clunky as a tablet, it's under powered for a good laptop.
Yes, if offers way way more possibilities than a consumption device like an ipad, but, it seems to me it's still like taking an all out pickup truck, chopping off the bed, lowering it, giving it sporty wheels, and ending up with... nothing you'd really want to drive because it's neither a truck nor a car nor a sportscar. Instead of a bit of the best of each, it ends up being the worst parts of each and just an expensive experiment.
Perfect example, I'll goto my son's soccer game on saturday and shoot more video footage and photos in two outings than the base pro model could fit on what''s left of it's drive.
And has anyone seen some of the drive requirements of games recently? 10, 15, gigs.
Yeah sure, like I said above, you can hook up the external stuff, drives, etc... but then you have... a desktop.