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    Pros and Cons of Surface 2

    Surface 2 tablet computer by Microsoft Corp.

    $449 with 32 gigabytes of storage; $559 with 64 gigabytes

    Pro: Thin, light tablet with brilliant screen display, excellent battery life and fast performance. New Windows 8.1 operating system and new kickstand feature make for better usability.

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    Con: Offers no compelling advantages over rival iPad and Android tablets; limited selection of apps.

    Hiawatha Bray can be reached at bray@globe.com.