1. miguel11691's Avatar
    How can install programs on it like it is was a pro?
    Is it worth it for 200.... A 64GB with a Keyboard
    I like to root phones like Android and apple and of course Microsoft... Can it be done on this ?
    Can I burn Dvd and CDs with an external Dvd burner?
    09-27-2015 11:26 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    You can't install programs on it like the Pro. Only the store.

    I would not buy it for that price. I would get something like an ASUS Transformer T100 UNLESS you highly value the build quality, which is top notch. The device is at the end of its line though software-wise.

    You cannot root it. It was once possible with the original Surface RT but not anymore.

    I'm not sure it will power a CD/DVD drive.
    WillysJeepMan likes this.
    09-28-2015 12:03 AM
  3. bdball's Avatar
    Thanks to Microsoft, it is no longer worth anything. Definitely not $200!! I'm afraid you would regret punching one at this point.

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    09-28-2015 09:42 PM
  4. jandevries12's Avatar
    I agree. Don't buy it. The Surface 2 has reached end-of-life...
    10-04-2015 02:36 AM
  5. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    I agree. Don't buy it. The Surface 2 has reached end-of-life...
    Certainly not at $200. But a few months ago I picked up a 32GB Surface 2 + TypeCover + 32GB micro SD card + Incipio case (all in mint condition) from a reputable ebay seller for $115.

    I couldn't pass it up for that price. As an MS Office appliance with a perpetual license (no subscription) it works wonderfully. With a proper understanding of the limitations (re: Windows RT vs. Windows x86) and the right price, it is still a fun and useful device.
    xandros9 and ShaneRay like this.
    10-05-2015 05:51 PM

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