1. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I know it's a great device with strong battery life, a great screen, an attractive design, and super-fast charging, but is it still worth buying?
    It's highly unlikely a successor will ever be released, considering the Surface series by Microsoft, but I'm still very interested in the 2520 and have heard great things.
    But Windows 9 is coming out, will the 2520 get it? With such a massive update coming up, is it worth buying the 2520?
    I'm honestly not experienced with Windows tablets, my expertise rests in phones and laptops/desktops so I have very little knowledge on the matter at hand. I'd appreciate some help, thanks.
    09-06-2014 08:55 PM
  2. rdubmu's Avatar
    I believe the Surface Lineup will overtake the windows Rt Lumia devices.
    09-06-2014 09:00 PM
  3. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I don't have the money to buy a Surface, and the 2520 is on sale.
    09-06-2014 10:25 PM
  4. rdubmu's Avatar
    I don't have the money to buy a Surface, and the 2520 is on sale.


    With a 2 year contract, at least here in the US.
    09-07-2014 12:02 AM
  5. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    10 dollars a month isn't a problem.
    My question is, is the 2520 still a tablet worth buying in the first place?
    09-07-2014 02:13 AM
  6. vancevep's Avatar
    I just bought a used 2520 on eBay for $199.95. It will arrive some time this week. Based on the reviews for the 2520, I have no doubt that it will be a great tablet for me. And buying it off contact means I can use it over Wi-Fi only if I choose and avoid an additional line charge/contract on VZW.

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    09-07-2014 03:53 AM
  7. aximtreo's Avatar
    I bought one this week with the power keyboard on eBay as well. I have had the original Surface RT and like it but found it somewhat lacking in looks and the battery life wasn't the greatest; hence the 2520.

    I have a question and haven't found an answer for it as yet. The 2520 has a Snapdragon 800 processor. This is the same processor as some other tablets running full Windows 8.1. What keeps me from loading the full Windows version on the 2520?

    Thanks for any heads up on this question.
    09-07-2014 08:36 AM
  8. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Probably efficiency issues. Even though the processor has the necessary power it's not set up to run full Windows efficiently. You wouldn't get the speed like with RT.
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    09-07-2014 11:12 AM
  9. Squachy's Avatar
    I bought one this week with the power keyboard on eBay as well. I have had the original Surface RT and like it but found it somewhat lacking in looks and the battery life wasn't the greatest; hence the 2520.

    I have a question and haven't found an answer for it as yet. The 2520 has a Snapdragon 800 processor. This is the same processor as some other tablets running full Windows 8.1. What keeps me from loading the full Windows version on the 2520?

    Thanks for any heads up on this question.
    You cant run full windows 8.1 on the snapdragon processor.
    Its the CPU architecture that's different.

    Any small tablet running full windows 8.1 is running an intel atom x86 processor at the minimum. In fact every tablet running full windows has an intel processor or an AMD processor.

    Any small tablet using either the Snapdagon 800 (Lumia 2520) or the NVidia Tegra lineup (Surface non-pro) or any other CPU has an ARM based processor and runs Windows RT 8.1
    ARM and x86 are incompatible with each other.
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    09-07-2014 02:30 PM
  10. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    How long will this $99 with two-year contract on AT&T last? If it lasts until Christmas I was planning to buy a new Nokia Lumia 1520 Glossy Red(better than my black) and bundle with the 2520.
    09-07-2014 03:18 PM
  11. ggobi's Avatar
    i have been using a Lumia 2520 for over 8 months now for work and pleasure. It replaced an iPad. I chose it for specific reasons ( windows,
    and office primarily), and i am not disappointed. I can get away with carrying this around for work as opposed to a laptop, and also keep my self amused when i am travelling or after work. Having said that there i also run into frustrating issues, and miss certain capabilities and apps. If you have any specific usability questions, i may be able to help.
    09-11-2014 07:06 AM

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