Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review

Has Microsoft's beefy Windows 8.1 machine found its feet?

Surface Pro 2

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The Suface Pro 2's front and rear-facing cameras are both 0.9-mexapixel snappers. They're also underwhelming, to say the least.

We were disappointed to discover that they're just as poor as those found on the Surface Pro. Outdoor shots in brightly-lit areas come out the best, though they still lack any vibrancy and are often blurry in the absence of an auto-focus function.

The Surface Pro 2 particularly struggled with taking pictures where light was shining onto objects from behind, which caused exposure to appear over or under exposed (a manual slider to alter exposure slightly helps with this).

If you're after a tablet that takes clear pictures, it may be worth investigating Apple's new iPad Air or Google's second-generation Nexus 7 tablets, which both have 5-megapixel rear-facing cameras.

Picking up a smartphone with a decent snapper may be a better option still - the iPhone 5S and HTC One being two options that excel in this area.

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Kane Fulton
Kane has been fascinated by the endless possibilities of computers since first getting his hands on an Amiga 500+ back in 1991. These days he mostly lives in realm of VR, where he's working his way into the world Paddleball rankings in Rec Room.