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.
Con: Offers no compelling advantages over rival iPad and Android tablets; limited selection of apps.Hiawatha Bray can be reached at email@example.com.