Pros

  • Powerful enough for modern PC games and other heavyweight uses
  • Added kickstand angle and Windows 8.1 upgrades help for laptop and tablet modes
  • Six-hour battery is enough to power lengthy work or play sessions

Cons

  • Tiny trackpad made worse by flawed software
  • Stylus is still easy to misplace
  • Many desktop apps not yet optimized for high pixel density

At A Glance

The Surface Pro 2 is the best attempt yet at a powerful PC hybrid, but software improvements would make it even better.