amazon Microsoft Surface Pro 2 reviews
Surface Pro 2 has a touch screen 10.6 “, is protected by a layer of tempered glass spill monitoring borders. Borders remains on screen in 720p webcam, symmetry below the Start button touch . at the side, the position of buttons and interfaces is preserved between Surface and Surface Pro 2 Pro. the power button is located on the right edge deviation in design and easy to press. the button to increase or decrease the volume, 3.5 mm jack, USB 3.0 port located at the left edge of the source port and microSD card slot is located at the right side. at the bottom edge is still a contact port 6 pin for the type Cover. So if placed Surface Pro Surface Pro 2 side and observed from the front, then you certainly can not recognize the new and old generations.
New style outriggers, easier to use
Surface Pro 2 ‘s innovative located at the rear, namely section outriggers. I also have a period of time taken by the Surface Pro and rear outrigger design a bit inconvenient because it only allows opening a narrow fixed angle makes the screen tilted forward about 75 degrees. Therefore, the screen just observe good viewing angle and posture using comfortable if placed flat on a table machine. In addition, the narrow opening angle is limited to the direct manipulation on the screen and viewing angle. On the Surface Pro 2, Microsoft has redesigned its stand and allow it to open one more step is 55 degrees. Thereby, you put it on the table or on the thigh.
Surface Pro 2 is equipped with 10-point touch screen, size 10.6 “with IPS panel and Full HD 1080p resolution similar to the Surface Pro. Although Microsoft says it has increased color accuracy to 46% but the comparison between the two machines, I have not found any significant differences. angle screen at 2 sides still fairly wide, needs good content to share. According to me, a resolution of 1920 x 1080 px was enough for a tablet 10.6 “as Surface Pro 2 because of the Modern Windows 8 interface is very friendly but fingers Desktop applications have not yet optimized for the touch interface. Therefore, the Microsoft retrofitted a stylus helped solve problems more or less.
Speaker of the machine still lies hidden inside design and sound from escaping through the gap between the heat sink on the back and the side. Perhaps Microsoft did not improve rolling about on the Surface Pro 2 audio sound quality should still similarities between the two versions. Sounds obvious.
Similarly Surface Pro, Pro 2 version is equipped with 2 cameras and 2 have 720p resolution. Wide angle webcam in front, enabling video conversations with people better. But experience with the camera after taking pictures is not that interesting. Narrow angle and image quality is quite poor.
Type Cover 2 has a backlit, feel good type
Besides Surface Pro 2, I also borrowed a keyboard Type Cover 2 – the upgraded version of the Type Cover. With this the physical keyboard, you can edit the same a regular laptop. Previously I also have used over the first generation, but the Type Cover feeling keyboard type that bring uncomfortable, slightly shallow keys and the distance too close together. In addition, integrated desktop drag on first generation Type Cover does not support operations (Gesture) of Windows 8, and you can only use it to move the cursor or scroll the page. This time, Microsoft has upgraded its Type Cover 2 and be satisfied with what it brings. A familiar typing feel better by bouncing the keys and key gap also slightly larger. Key frame and palm rest is now wrapped in soft fiber to help curb scars on the screen. In addition, the Type Cover keyboard backlight 2 has integrated backlit though thinness unchanged. This is a very valuable upgrade because it will take effect when you use the machine at night or in dimly lit places. In addition, the Type Cover 2 drag desk was also fully supports control operations of Windows 8, through which you can work with the new interface more easily.
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Surface Pro 2 has been significantly upgraded configuration. Microsoft has chosen the Intel Core i5 CPU, but generation Haswell chips. Thereby, the Surface Pro 2 is still enough “healthy” for multi-tasking as well as heavy processing tasks while preserving battery life than the Core i3 or i7 option. In addition, Microsoft also provides an option for 8 GB RAM memory 256/512 GB versions to meet the high demands of the user hardware. Borrowed his version has the following configuration:
CPU: Intel Core i5-4200U (Haswell) clocked at 1.6 GHz;
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4400
RAM: 4 GB;
First on Haswell CPU on Surface Pro 2, which is a power-saving chip Core i5-3317U’s similar to the previous generation. Core i5-4200U clocked 1.6GHz, Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz. Core i5-4200U original clock of 0.1 GHz lower than Core i5-3317U. However, evaluation of CPUBoss Ttheo, performance multi-core processors and Core i5-4200U single core Core i5-3317U is marginally better.
As for Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU, the GPU is integrated in processors from Intel ULV Core i5-4200U Haswell Core i7-4500U and frequency from 200 to 1100 MHz. Because it is designed for ULV chips clocked up of HD Graphics 4400 is lower than the HD 4600. Compared to the ULV version of the HD Graphics 4000 GPU on the Ivy Bridge generation, the HD 4400’s performance is higher than 20 to 30%. This performance was driven by the improvement of the structure and increase the number of execution units (Execute Unit), namely the 20 EU than the EU’s 16 generation HD Graphics 4000.
Of course next to “internal resources” must also mentioned factors “endurance”. Here, I want to say to the battery life of the machine. Using the machine for normal tasks such as web surfing, text editor with screen brightness at 70%, intermittent use, just shut the machine to sleep, not necessarily the Surface Pro 2 off pretty tough to live near 7 hours, much higher compared with only 4 hours of battery life of the Surface Pro.