Surface 2 tablets from Microsoft is a definite upgrade over the Surface RT tablets that were released in 2012. Surface 2 is faster with a crisp screen and the cameras are also upgraded. So, if you are planning to have a Surface tablet, then the newer one would be the best bet for you.
Experts say that there are two notable issues in Surface 2 tablets that can keep the device from achieving excellence. First, this Windows device is not compatible with the legacy Windows programs, which means that the old Windows programs that used to work on your Vista or Windows 7 computers will not work here. Second is the lack of app support. Windows App Store has made gains in their app count, but it is nowhere near the app stores offered by Google, Apple, or Amazon.
If you are seeking legacy software compatibility, then you should opt for Surface Pro 2, as the device offers the overall look and feel of Surface 2 and runs full version of Windows 8.1 operating system. The full version of the Windows 8.1 OS works with all old Windows programs, but the catch here is that you need to pay around double the price for the legacy Windows programs. In addition, Surface 2 Pro is thicker and heavier than the Surface 2 model.
The Pros of Surface 2
Microsoft Surface 2 tablets offer sturdy build, improved and smooth gaming performance, and high quality cameras. Additionally, there are changes in the Windows RT 8.1 operating system as well, making it easier to use. There are also features like the built-in photo editing tool and Xbox Music, which further make the tablet fantastic to use.
Another advantage of opting Surface 2 is that Microsoft Office 2013 is offered for free. Besides that, the latest kickstand angle of the device makes sure that the tablet does not fall off from your lap.
If you were a business owner, looking for tablets to be used in your office, then Surface 2 can prove to be a cheap and feasible option. The best option would be to order wholesale tablets from online dealers, so that you could save much on the purchase.