Before I start with my 7 points let me note that Microsoft hasn’t paid me to write this. I would, however, appreciate a review unit to try it out.
But from all I’ve read, I do consider the Surface Pro 2 to be the best portable device ever. Here’s why:
The Surface 2 Pro allows you to do *all* tasks while on the go. There’s no need for special mobile clients with limited capabilities. After all, this thing runs regular Windows 8.1 (as opposed to Windows RT).
I’m not a big gamer myself, but I do occasionally fire-up some game on my Nexus 10. While I dig mobile games, they are still limited and more often than not I end-up playing something that could easily run on a tablet from few years ago. Even the fastest mobile chips today are slow compared to the hardware found inside the Surface 2 Pro. And that extra horse-power enables some “serious” gaming (if you’re into that stuff).
Surface Pro 2 is comparable to other 10-inch tablets. Yeah, it’s a bit heavier, but you get the full-blown computer instead of a tablet with (still) limited capabilities. I’m talking about regular Photoshop here, not some dumbed-down version that lets you apply effects, crop and rotate images.
4. Keyboard covers
With these you can type faster. Much faster. And, yet again – get some serious work done. What’s more, the new TypeCovers come with a backlit keyboard, making for a that much better look and feel.
5. Built-in kickstand
The two-step kickstand introduced with the new Surface series allows for both media playback and work. That other position gets you a laptop-like experience.
6. Wireless adapter for keyboard
So you can separate the screen and keyboard. Hold the keyboard in your lap and screen on a table. And rest a bit while doing so…
7. The dock
Thanks to which the Surface Pro 2 can be used as a desktop computer. Yup, with a dock, you get to use Surface 2 Pro all the time, both as your mobile companion and as a desktop computer.
And here’s a short presentation with all of the mentioned reasons why Surface 2 Pro rocks.