1. jdom's Avatar
    is the Surface Pro 2 a big upgrade over the Surface Pro ?
    I can get an refurb Surface Pro 128GB for $599
    what do you think?
    11-30-2013 10:28 PM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    IMO, the Pro 2 is great if you're doing video editing, playing games or photoshop.

    If not, then the Pro is fine, especially at that price.

    However, battery life on the Pro 2 greatly eclipses the Pro.
    11-30-2013 10:39 PM
  3. Bo's Avatar
    That is very correct. Depending on what I'm doing, my SP1 battery doesn't last much longer than 2hrs. I may be able to double that if only doing light surfing and typing docs.
    11-30-2013 10:58 PM
  4. chezm's Avatar
    I dont know, i have a SP2 and if i was forced to only use single available kick stand option id get annoyed. i use the second kick (added to SP2) 95% of the time.
    12-02-2013 10:55 AM
  5. cgmonkey's Avatar
    12-02-2013 01:31 PM
  6. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Better Battery life, better screen (same resolution, but improved, according to Microsoft), better speakers, better processor and graphics, and a better kickstand (2 position).
    12-02-2013 01:33 PM
  7. rocketboy's Avatar
    Depends on your use case. The main I held out for the SP2 was for the battery life. If you get a warranty on the refurb model that's not a bad deal SP1. For casual stuff I doubt the increased performance of the SP2 is noticeable.
    12-02-2013 03:22 PM

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