Surface 2 upgrade amounts to little

Is the Microsoft Surface 2 a tablet worth buying? Not based on a recent review by PCWorld writer Jon Phillips. The reviewer claims that Microsoft's second attempt to create an entry-level Surface tablet is too cautious to give the struggling tablet significance.

Tough competition

Surface tablet sales have always been sluggish. It’s no mystery either. The tablet market is jampacked. Consumers can choose from innovative products from companies such as Google, Microsoft and Samsung. The Surface 2 from Microsoft doesn’t stick out among this competition.


This, Phillips writes, is Microsoft’s fault. The company really should have produced bolder changes for its Surface tablet. Instead, Microsoft settled for making relatively minor tweaks. The tweaks do improve the tablet. Nonetheless they don’t improve it enough to really make it a top option in the crowded tablet marketplace.


According to Phillips’ review, the Surface 2 tablet is faster than its predecessor. It’s also thinner and sturdier. But it still comes with issues. The main one? There aren’t enough apps in the Windows store, and the store offers few must-have apps. Until that changes, Phillips says, don’t expect the Surface 2 to surge in popularity among consumers.

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