Surface 2 Review: Better, But MSFT Windows RT Remains

Surface 2 review highlights the pros and cons of MSFT gadget

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This fall, Microsoft (MSFT) released a follow-up to the Surface RT: the Microsoft Surface 2. It dropped the RT in the name, but Microsoft Windows 8.1 RT still powers the tablet.

Microsoft Surface 2 review model 300x199 Surface 2 Review: Better, But MSFT Windows RT Remains Microsoft sent me one to try out and I’ve been putting it through its paces for the past week. My Surface 2 review follows on the next few pages.

MSFT caught everyone off-guard with the announcement it was getting into the tablet game — not only building its own hardware, but introducing a new mobile version of Windows (RT) to power its consumer model. Reviews were mixed and the Surface RT turned out to be a disappointment for Microsoft. The device was largely ignored by consumers (despite deep discounts), while Windows RT as a platform was shunned by Microsoft’s manufacturing partners.

As a result, Microsoft took a $900 million write-down on unsold Surface RT inventory.

Our Surface 2 review shows that things may be looking up for MSFT’s entry level tablet, but Windows RT is still going to confuse potential buyers.


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