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Surface 2 review: Cautious upgrades don't help a tablet in desperate need of relevance

At a Glance
  • Microsoft Surface 2

    PCWorld Rating

    Microsoft's second attempt at an entry-level Surface tablet includes negligible spec bumps, and not much more.

At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    Microsoft's second attempt at an entry-level Surface tablet includes negligible spec bumps, and not much more.

    MSRP: $449

    Pros

    • Great battery life.
    • Beautiful, high-res screen.

    Cons

    • Too few distinguishing upgrade features.
    • Desktop remains in Windows RT 8.1.
    • Apps ecosystem continues to stumble.

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