View Poll Results: Are you going to buy a Microsoft Surface 2 Tablet?

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  • Yes

    127 61.06%
  • No

    34 16.35%
  • Undecided

    47 22.60%
12-06-2013 08:19 PM
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  1. Coreldan's Avatar
    Nope, got the Surface RT for like.. 570 euros when it first launched with the touch cover. While I ofc wouldn't mind more powerful hardware and all that, I gotta skip for financial reasons.

    One thing for sure though, when and if it becomes a time to upgrade my current Surface RT, I hope it to be Surface. It's most likely not a Surface 2, but some later model, I just hope they are still around at that time. If nothing else, I'll pick up a cheaper a Surface 2 then some day :D
    09-24-2013 03:52 AM
  2. camptime's Avatar
    I got my Surface RT day 1 in Australia and due to the currency conversion paid more than US pricing. So I am in the same boat as you. To be honest, I don't have any issues with my Surface RT today. My issue is me, getting the Surface 2 is a want, not a need. :D
    Mine was a day one release as well I wish I picked mine up after the initial release though as the quality of build is defiantly better on my wife's. mine has died so It will have to be returned.
    09-24-2013 04:36 AM
  3. montsa007's Avatar
    I'd rather save for a Lumia 1020 :D, i have some unexpected contracts coming my way so could use the extra change to fund the 1020
    09-24-2013 05:29 AM
  4. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    I'm tempted since I like the improvements they've done. However, the price must come down. Besides, I just bought an Envy x2.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    09-24-2013 05:57 AM
  5. Vallos's Avatar
    While I love every improvement they have done, I'm mainly getting it because my girlfriend wants my Surface RT. Otherwise I would be more than content staying with the original - and the new type cover!
    09-24-2013 08:06 AM
  6. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I'm undecided. Main reason is that I can't seem to find a reason for one. If someone can provide reasons for me to pick one up I may consider it. What I mean by reasons is other than specifications. I own a L920 and I have a W8 laptop already. The Surface 2 will be almost the same price as my laptop and more expensive if I got the touch cover.

    As it is I am slightly underwhelmed by WP8, currently waiting for the WP8.1 update in hopes of more functionality. Is there a reason to get the Surface 2?
    09-24-2013 08:07 AM
  7. Daniel Gandolfo's Avatar
    I am going to wait a bit to see if there is a trade in for the RT to the Surface 2!! Maybe it will happen!
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    09-24-2013 10:05 AM
  8. martinmc78's Avatar
    Would love to get one as my girlfriend wants my RT.

    Just works out as bad timing unfortunately with the xbox one launch a month later I can only afford to get that.
    09-24-2013 10:17 AM
  9. azcruz's Avatar
    Mine was a day one release as well I wish I picked mine up after the initial release though as the quality of build is defiantly better on my wife's. mine has died so It will have to be returned.
    I had issues with mine a well. It got corroded and took long to get an opportunity to have it replaced in Singapore when I was there last month.
    09-24-2013 09:19 PM
  10. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'd rather get a Lenovo Yoga 2.
    09-24-2013 09:24 PM
  11. DalekSnare's Avatar
    It's too expensive to be just a tablet. I won't get it for the same reason I wouldn't get an iPad. But I'd get one if it was the price of the Kindle Fire HD. That's a good unnecessary non-real-computer price, although obviously you can't get Surface 2 quality hardware for that money. The pro is really nice though since it's actually useful as my mobile PC, so it's a premium tablet I can justify buying since I don't have to also buy a laptop.
    09-25-2013 12:14 AM
  12. mook6_99's Avatar
    As long as my saving up pays off and I can afford it hell yes, I use surface for my "laptop" since I have a full computer also running windows 8 its just like an extension of that and with everything on the cloud storage isn't an issue, gonna give my old surface to my kid he has been wanting to give up his nexus 7 to help pay for it and I can't deny him that ;)
    09-25-2013 01:07 AM
  13. LMZR's Avatar
    I voted yes, but i wish i could have changed it to Undecided.

    I cannot justify spending $529 AUD on a 32GB tablet that might only have 16GB or less available, and i'll have to wait out on getting a Type cover, as they're $150! I could simply get the Nexus 7 32GB for $332AUD. So yeah, it's quite obvious i'm on the fence.
    09-25-2013 05:33 AM
  14. HalM's Avatar
    This is pretty simple for me. If MS adds the API's so Cisco can produce the AnyConnect VPN client, I am all in. Otherwise, I'll find something else, probably an upcoming Nexus 10.
    09-25-2013 07:07 AM
  15. Villain's Avatar
    undecided.

    - had the Pro is an awesome powerful device and although it more of an ultrabook than tablet it still is a secondary device and IMO no way a replacement of a desktop or laptop so in that sense it's still very over priced.

    - Didn't like the Surface RT especially comparing it with the Pro but realistically almost everything I use while mobile is a Microsoft service.

    - was warming up to the Surface RT and Nokia is going to launch a sharp RT tablet a better camera and LTE.


    market confusion lol
    09-25-2013 11:45 AM
  16. Only Mama Knows's Avatar
    Of course not.
    09-25-2013 12:27 PM
  17. cooldudefred's Avatar
    Yes because I would only need it for homework and web browsing and leave gaming to my pc. So hell yeah!
    09-25-2013 12:48 PM
  18. Leahtt's Avatar
    On the fence.
    I like both the Surface 2 and the Pro 2. Can't make up my mind.
    The Pro 2 would suit me better but in New Zealand the price is rather high.
    However, the build quality and specs look superb.
    09-26-2013 02:56 AM
  19. anony_mouse's Avatar
    According to the poll, 50.7% of people will buy a Surface 2. That equates to about 3.5 billion people!
    HeyCori and HeavyHanded like this.
    09-26-2013 04:09 AM
  20. thecaringkind's Avatar
    I'd like to but again its the price point. At the current price the touch cover should be included. Period. As it stands now there just isn't enough value or bang for the buck. In six months it will retail for $350 especially if the app ecosystem doesn't improve substantially.
    09-26-2013 05:25 AM
  21. ohgood's Avatar
    According to the poll, 50.7% of people will buy a Surface 2. That equates to about 3.5 billion people!
    you spilled a bowl of zeros on the number of buyers.

    No, I will not be buying one.
    09-26-2013 05:46 AM
  22. rx74ray's Avatar
    I have a Surface RT, which I really love, but I'm seriously tempted to get the Surface 2 for the faster processor and 1080p screen. I also like that it's slightly thinner and lighter than the RT. However, I'm wondering if I should hold out to see what the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet has to offer. One question I have is how does the Surface 2's 1.7 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor compare to the 2.15 GHz quad-core Qualcomm 8974 processor that is rumored to be in the Lumia 2520? Are they comparable, or would one be significantly faster than the other? I would love to see WPCentral do a comparison of the Surface 2's specs with the Lumia 2520's rumored specs.
    I did look into some benchmarks and comparisons of the two. Basically they perform almost the same. Tegra 4 is a bit faster in Raw processing power and GPU, but it is not as power efficient as the QUALCOMM 800. My main concern is the consistency of the Tegra's performance. Tegra 3 in Surface RT did not always work well. There were days it was great and other times that it was just laggy, specially when battery was below 30%. I do hope they figured it out.
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    09-26-2013 02:20 PM
  23. PipoDj's Avatar
    If Microsoft sells this baby in our country i wouldn't even bat an eye and let them take my money for Surface 2. But alas! Philippines isn't that much of a market for them :( Anyway, if it's true that Nokia will release a tablet 2520, THAT i will be getting... but oh the most beautiful tablet of all (Surface) is what i covet!
    09-27-2013 04:36 AM
  24. Leahtt's Avatar
    Today I pre ordered a Surface Pro. Not sitting on the fence now. I think it will meet my needs better than the Surface 2.
    09-27-2013 07:21 PM
  25. jaimeastin's Avatar
    Yeah, on the fence to sell my surface rt or keep it... I'm getting a surface two, this time the launch is a few days before my birthday :)

    I don't need the pro. For any application where I would, I my xps13 fits the bill better. When I really want to program, that's where I need large monitors. That's it. I'm buying a portable monitor for my ultrabook for traveling.
    09-27-2013 08:08 PM
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