Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 review score: none Making the bold choice to review both tablets as a single product, Wired called for more Metro apps: "Without more third party programs designed to run as touch-first (dare I say Metro) experiences, Surface risks becoming little more than a curiosity." Wired: video, SkyDrive, Touch Covers. Tired: lack of apps.
The Associated Press:
Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 review score: none The AP managed to raise the question—Should I buy it?"—then dodged it. In all, the AP was impressed by the battery life and hardware of the new Surface tablets, but added that they lack "the style and fun of their competitors". No Candy Crush Saga, alas.
Surface 2 and Surface Pro review score: none "Third party software aside, the Surface 2 is a beautifully built, compelling device," Fox concludes. "But will anyone buy it?" Fox appreciated Windows 8.1's integration into the Surface Pro tablet but was frustrated by the lack of apps.