Editors Liked

  • Clear, bright, 12-inch, 2,160-by-1,440-resolution display
  • Easier to use as a standalone tablet
  • Greatly improved kickstand
  • 10-finger multi-touch support
  • Infinitely adjustable, full-friction kickstand
  • Pressure-sensitive stylus included

Editors Didn't Like

  • Heavy and bulky for a slate tablet
  • Some software bugs
  • Lacks full SD card slot
  • Type Cover costs $130 extra
  • Integrated pen storage is flimsy
  • Only one USB 3.0 port
  • Kickstand still digs into your legs when used in your lap
  • Doesn't work with last-generation Surface accessories
  • Performance is not better than that of the previous iteration