1. vEEP pEEP's Avatar

    I see Nokia 2520s are on sale for $299 at a Microsoft store.

    Should I buy one?

    I only will use it with WiFi 📶 as a just for home use.

    Mostly browsing.

    Or would I be better off buying something else?

    I'm ok with RT.

    Opinions from 2520 users?
    11-23-2014 06:09 PM
  2. phaapane's Avatar
    It's a pretty solid device, so why not? $299 doesn't sound bad, especially if you're not an iPad fanboy. Surface 2 rt is pretty similar device to 2520 spec- and price wise, so you might want to check that one too before making a decision. It doesn't have 3g/4g but you mentioned that you don't need it, so it really doesn't matter. :-)
    11-24-2014 05:05 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    For that price, I wouldn't find the 2520 particularly compelling, considering you could find other tablets for less.

    For general web browsing, most tablets will suffice. (heck, my dad is happy with a last-gen Lenovo IdeaPad Lynx with a lower performance CloverTrail Atom) The Surface 2 had a $200 sale or so recently. There are relatively solid Atom tablets for the same price area, although they might not have quite the same fit and finish as the Surface/Lumia. (as well as an official keyboard option)
    8 inch tablets are available if you so desire.

    Off the top of my head, similar tablets worth looking at:
    ASUS Transformer Book T100
    Microsoft Surface 2 (especially)
    Surface RT/1 (performance is best described as OK, but sometimes "ehhhh")
    Dell Latitude 10 and other older tablets.
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    11-24-2014 06:25 PM
  4. Dantunano's Avatar
    Im also considering to get one, here in Spain you can find one for 260€. I already had a Surface RT 1 with 64GBs and Win8.1RT wasnt that bad, but not having a SIM tray annoyed me.

    My only concern is... Will Lumia 2520 get Windows 10 when available? Who is now giving support for this model, Nokia or MS? If not, having a Surface 2 would be a safer bet (but again, I can't live without 3G or 4G connectivity!)
    11-26-2014 07:49 PM
  5. nallWhite's Avatar
    MS should support it.
    11-26-2014 08:33 PM
  6. darkoman4's Avatar
    If you really have to, get it from Nokia Lumia 2520 10.1" GSM WinRT Tablet - Computers.Woot . It is refurbished but sold through Woot, and they are very good. Also, it is unlocked
    Last edited by darkoman4; 11-26-2014 at 10:25 PM.
    11-26-2014 10:13 PM
  7. Dantunano's Avatar
    Thank you Darkoman, but Woot doesn't ship outside of the United States, neither has stock at this moment.

    By the same reason Im not considering the Surface 2 LTE (AT&T locked with whatever LTE bands you use in the USA, warranty issues and hefty price...). Here we get full 2 years warranty if buying a national seller.
    11-27-2014 02:56 AM
  8. eomes's Avatar
    I'm also wondering if it's worth getting the 2520 at this point. I prefer it to Surface 2 because of the SIM tray as well. Also it seems much nicer to be held in hand which is how I would be using it. The main concern of mine is if it's going to support Windows 10 and continue to receive firmware support.
    11-29-2014 05:17 AM
  9. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    Turns out I cannot get it. They will not shop it to a US address if the credit card billing address is not in the US. Failed with PayPal as well.

    Ended up getting an HP stream 7 for $75, with a year subscription to office 365. Why not?
    11-30-2014 09:37 PM
  10. vlad0's Avatar
    If you need LTE .. there are very few options and the 2520 is a very good one.
    12-02-2014 03:27 PM
  11. Jethro Bodine's Avatar
    Since you said you don't need LTE and would only use WI-FI, I cannot recommend the 2520 as an optimal device for the needs you specify. Stick to an honest-to-goodness Windows 8.1 tablet, not an RT. There are too many limitations with the 2520 to justify if if you aren't planning to use it with your cellular data plan.
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    12-10-2014 12:56 PM
  12. Madeye234's Avatar
    yes I have an 2520 - and I use mine for LTE which is great, but for general wifi only browsing? then stick with the other suggestions for full 8.1 at this point. However, the 2520 has still held its own in terms of specs and you do you get full 1080p HD and a nice bright screen. I also have a 64 GB microsd card and a bluetooth mouse.
    12-10-2014 11:51 PM

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