12-20-2013 06:18 AM
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  1. SANDEEP NAIR1's Avatar
    guys i cant decide between the surface 2 and the lumia 2520. for me..it comes down to built-in kickstand,built in USB port in the surface to LTE connectivity and NFC on the lumia device. now the problem is i want LTE but i also need full USB on the tablet.. guess i cant have both.. but i m already making a huge compromise by not buying a full windows tablet that will act as my main device. any help on this will be much appreciated. if there is any user who has used both devices please share your experience.
    also is the $150 power keyboard backlit? and the trackpad bit of the power keyboard appears to be dangling.. is it stiff .. can it really be used in presentation mode when u hold the tablet in the air?
    12-13-2013 03:31 AM
  2. MikeF74's Avatar
    You may want to wait. The persistent rumor is that LTE will be coming to the Surface 2 in early 2014. I have not used the 2520's keyboard yet because they are not available for purchase. I guess it'll be a toss up as to what is available first -- LTE of Surface 2 or the release of the 2520's keyboard.
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    12-13-2013 06:19 AM
  3. khader_moham's Avatar


    here's a cool video about the lumia 2520 keyboard, it does something about easy presentation
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    12-13-2013 06:49 AM
  4. SANDEEP NAIR1's Avatar
    i ve looked at all the videos in youtube about the keyboard. 2:03 in the video...
    @mike: i sold my macbook pro a year ago.. i liked windows 8 and believe i can do things faster on a touchscreen. 2014 huh? if i can wait until then there ll be better bay trail tablets out there then my dilema would only worsen having all those choices. i really like the hp omni 10 specs. none of the video reviews say anything about it being a backlit keyboard or not.. i read in a website that it is.. so wanted to confirm.
    12-13-2013 08:47 AM
  5. MikeF74's Avatar
    Early 2014, which I don't think has ever been officially confirmed, can mean anywhere from 2 weeks to about 4 months away. I can guarantee you one thing though, any announcement will come at least 30 days after xmas so there isn't a rush to return anything sold over the holidays. Then add a few weeks for good measure so people don't feel like they were toyed with.
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    12-13-2013 12:17 PM
  6. JaimitoFrog's Avatar
    guys i cant decide between the surface 2 and the lumia 2520. for me..it comes down to built-in kickstand,built in USB port in the surface to LTE connectivity and NFC on the lumia device. now the problem is i want LTE but i also need full USB on the tablet.. guess i cant have both.. but i m already making a huge compromise by not buying a full windows tablet that will act as my main device. any help on this will be much appreciated. if there is any user who has used both devices please share your experience.
    also is the $150 power keyboard backlit? and the trackpad bit of the power keyboard appears to be dangling.. is it stiff .. can it really be used in presentation mode when u hold the tablet in the air?
    USB 3 on Lumia works. just get make sure to get an OTG adaptor.

    I dislike trackpad on any laptop. I prefer trackpoint in ThinkPad. I think this is non issue since you can use the touch screen.

    As for backlit, it is not a big deal either, since I never used a laptop w one. typing fast requires tactile feedback. the screen is bright enough if u need to look at it I think.
    Last edited by JaimitoFrog; 12-14-2013 at 02:40 PM.
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    12-13-2013 04:23 PM
  7. nwtravler's Avatar
    I had the Nokia for a couple weeks, it was a good tablet. The unknown date for getting a keyboard and that Nokia wouldn't give the people who bought the first day the free keyboard made me return it and get the surface 2. I like the surface 2 better, the kick stand, type keyboard, more touch friendly screen, and full size USB are things I would really miss.
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    12-13-2013 06:40 PM
  8. spectre51's Avatar
    I had the Nokia for a couple weeks, it was a good tablet. The unknown date for getting a keyboard and that Nokia wouldn't give the people who bought the first day the free keyboard made me return it and get the surface 2. I like the surface 2 better, the kick stand, type keyboard, more touch friendly screen, and full size USB are things I would really miss.
    How is the screen more touch friendly?

    Sent from my Sony Xperia Z Ultra
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    12-13-2013 10:56 PM
  9. nwtravler's Avatar
    The screen on the Surface 2 just seems slicker, when you scroll your finger moves easier along the surface, the select accuracy also seems a little better. It was like the Nokia had excessive drag on your finger making scrolling less fluid.

    How is the screen more touch friendly?

    Sent from my Sony Xperia™ Z Ultra
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    12-14-2013 01:02 PM
  10. nwtravler's Avatar
    Also with the bundle deals they have on the surface 2 right now, a 32gb surface 2, type keyboard, sleeve case, and $25 app card, the total cost was only $50 more than the Nokia alone. If you need LTE the Nokia is your device, I use my phone as a hotspot since I just need it for a few minutes at a time. The camera on the Nokia is better and has some cool functions, that was a selling point to me when I bought it but then I remembered I don't use my tablet to take pictures anyway and if I do it's just for work and they don't have to be fantastic just for reference. For real pictures I want to keep I use my phone. Both are great tablets and in my opinion better than the ipad or android especially if you want to use them for business. The Samsung Note 10.1 2014 is very cool and has some features I would really like, it's great for someone who wants a tablet, but for real productivity, connectivity, and getting the job done I don't think you can beat the Windows tabs.
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    12-14-2013 01:10 PM
  11. taymur's Avatar
    Just saying, to get LTE on a surface 2 you will need a mobile thingy, on the other hand, to get a USB support its only a 1$ purchase for the 2520, so if it was to me the 2520 seems better.
    Last edited by taymur; 12-15-2013 at 09:25 AM. Reason: some spelling mistakes
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    12-14-2013 01:10 PM
  12. JaimitoFrog's Avatar
    The screen on the Surface 2 just seems slicker, when you scroll your finger moves easier along the surface, the select accuracy also seems a little better. It was like the Nokia had excessive drag on your finger making scrolling less fluid.
    that was only right after when the OEM screen protector is first removed, which can leave a bit of residue that can be felt. after some usage, the screen has no lag at all. you can also put a screen protector on. the L2520 screen does attract a lot of fingerprints, compared to say L1020 phone's screen.
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    12-14-2013 02:45 PM
  13. SANDEEP NAIR1's Avatar
    i think i should wait.. perhaps windows phone 8.1 will decide RT's future. and one is not sure how well the nokia tablet will be supported after microsofts take over..
    12-15-2013 01:49 AM
  14. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I do suggest the Surface, although the Lumia has nice exclusive apps.
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    12-15-2013 02:18 AM
  15. TotalLamer's Avatar
    I'm going with the Lumia for the simple fact that the Surface 2 is completely unavailable anywhere.
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    12-15-2013 11:20 AM
  16. kuau's Avatar
    I ended up with the 2520 after trying the Surface 2, I think for a tablet only device for consumption, not business, I preferred the Nokia.
    To me its easier to old and type on the screen. The only thing I miss is the kickstand.
    My USB3 adaptor I got works perfect, though I hardly ever use it.
    Great screen, very good battery life, yes it is a finger print magnet though. Oh well nothing is perfect. I was also lucky enough to qualify for the free kb offer though I have not received it yet.
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    12-15-2013 12:54 PM
  17. jpmfan's Avatar
    I ended up with the 2520 after trying the Surface 2, I think for a tablet only device for consumption, not business, I preferred the Nokia.
    To me its easier to old and type on the screen. The only thing I miss is the kickstand.
    My USB3 adaptor I got works perfect, though I hardly ever use it.
    Great screen, very good battery life, yes it is a finger print magnet though. Oh well nothing is perfect. I was also lucky enough to qualify for the free kb offer though I have not received it yet.
    what USB 3.0 adapter did you get? Thinking about getting one for mine
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    12-15-2013 02:14 PM
  18. GizmoEV's Avatar
    what USB 3.0 adapter did you get? Thinking about getting one for mine
    I bought this one: Afunta 15CM Standard USB3.0 Female to Micro USB 3.0 Male OTG(On-The-Go) Cable for Samsung Galaxy Note3 N9000 N9002 N9005 and it works fine with my USB 2.0 devices (USB memory stick, L920, and 500GB HD). I don't have a USB 3.0 device to try.
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    12-15-2013 09:04 PM
  19. Guyses Net's Avatar
    I just think the surface 2 feels more bulky than the 2520, that and the Nokia apps made me chose the 2520.
    12-16-2013 11:22 PM
  20. Byrese's Avatar
    I just got my wife the Lumia 2520 on eBay. Only $450! Great deal considering what its going for at stores. Also can you believe on Ebay its going for even more then that. These ppl are idiots. Ppl are buying Surface 2 for $600 on Ebay used when they can go to Microsoft and get it for $450. Idiots I tell you. Anyway, has anybody got a 2520? How do u like it? I'm thinking about giving up my Surface RT.
    12-18-2013 12:19 AM
  21. trywithaustin's Avatar
    I bought this one: Afunta 15CM Standard USB3.0 Female to Micro USB 3.0 Male OTG(On-The-Go) Cable for Samsung Galaxy Note3 N9000 N9002 N9005 and it works fine with my USB 2.0 devices (USB memory stick, L920, and 500GB HD). I don't have a USB 3.0 device to try.
    It does work with a USB 3.0 device too and I did give a try with a Seagate 1TB HD (USB Powered)
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    12-18-2013 12:07 PM
  22. photobriangray's Avatar
    For anyone mentioning the LTE advantage, just remember that with Bluetooth 4.0 and internet sharing enabled on the phone, the shared wifi always shows up as a network you can select once the phone is paired. Though the phone says internet sharing is off and bluetooth not active, selecting the the network kicks on the sharing and once done the internet sharing shuts down on its own after a couple minutes. No need to pull your phone out of your pocket...

    I have the 1020 with GDR3 and have used this several times recently. So cool to see it there.
    12-18-2013 05:47 PM
  23. GizmoEV's Avatar
    That does sound nice. I assume, however, that WiFi on the phone has to remain enabled for this to work. Or does Bluetooth 4.0 automatically turn it on when it is needed?
    12-18-2013 08:28 PM
  24. bjax's Avatar
    Aargh, I think you bought the one I was going for! I'm hoping another one pops up soon at that price.
    12-18-2013 11:00 PM
  25. Darryl Dixon's Avatar
    I purchased the 2520 from AT&T. I am considering returning it due to the lag and unresponsiveness when surfing the web. The response time is almost at an unacceptable level. And this is not a defect, it is the norm. When I was in best buy I compared the Surface, Ipad, Android 10.1, and the 2520. The 2520 was the only tablet that required you to tap the links several times in order to get a response. Another 2520 owner voiced his displeasure with the device for the same reason in one of the online reviews I read recently. And the keyboard situation seems like it could be another red flag to stay away from the 2520.
    12-19-2013 12:46 AM
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