Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Windows RT 8.1, 10.1", 32GB, Wi-Fi & 4G LTE, Black - £249.95 @ John Lewis - HotUKDeals
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Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Windows RT 8.1, 10.1", 32GB, Wi-Fi & 4G LTE, Black

Special Offer: Save £150 (saving already applied to price). Offer ends 30th July 2014.
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#1
Well it has LTE, but I for one sort of assumed RT was already obsolete.
4 Likes #2
Great spec for the price! Heat!
#3
I would go with the Surface instead purely for the USB port, touch cover can be handy too
#4
Such a shame the Windows app store is so poor quality (with only a handful of exceptions).
Would be a very useful device if it had full Windows.
1 Like #5
I think RT is great for family members who are not very good with computers (like my partner) because you can't get spyware or viruses on it. It comes with office and will print to most new printers <3yrs old. The store is getting better with new apps being added everyday its the perfect companion if you have a Windows Phone too. IE has flash player so you can still play facebook games etc too.
#6
Great find. Quality product.
#7
forcedv
Such a shame the Windows app store is so poor quality (with only a handful of exceptions).
Would be a very useful device if it had full Windows.


Yes it has such a basic feel to it and low quality design. Awful to navigate as well. Needs a complete overhaul.
#8
I used to be a salesman for this product (so maybe a little biased) but I genuinelly think it's the product i've had the most confidence in selling. Great piece of kit so long as you understand you're buying a tablet, NOT a PC, which is where most people have an issue.
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tempz
I used to be a salesman for this product (so maybe a little biased) but I genuinelly think it's the product i've had the most confidence in selling. Great piece of kit so long as you understand you're buying a tablet, NOT a PC, which is where most people have an issue.

'which is where most people have an issue'

No blame for MS then? Actually I think the issue is Microsoft's, specifically poor MS Marketing. Head of Marketing should go. Calling two distinct tablets Windows Surface 8 and Windows Surface Pro 8, Having WinRT, and Windows RT (two very different things but sounds like the same), Windows 8 RT, was designed to confuse.

Stating MS Office on Windows 8 (RT) is the FULL product when it isn't (no VBA)

Its not as though MS weren't told of the confusion. 'RT' didn't really stand much chance. Microsoft wanted to 'blend' two distinct products in terms of marketing, to follow the 'one Windows' mantra and it just hasn't worked.

MS should have just released a non-Metro fronted Windows 8 (there were enough underyling improvements there to justify a standalone Windows 8 release), and said you can also download this free add-on 'mini OS' to run mini-apps on your desktop, Amazon Kindle style. People wouldn't have been forced, and Microsoft would probably have a better ecosystem and more people using it than they do. Once people were using it, they could have integrated it further, more slowly.




Edited By: tightar5e on Jul 28, 2014 01:56: .
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forcedv
Such a shame the Windows app store is so poor quality (with only a handful of exceptions).
Would be a very useful device if it had full Windows.

When did people become convinced that they need apps? A typical PC used to be used for email and internet. That pattern actually hasn't changed much, a handful of software is all people regularly use but somehow expect a huge variety to choose from. 70% of apps on Apple's store have never been downloaded.
#11
windwoo
forcedv
Such a shame the Windows app store is so poor quality (with only a handful of exceptions).
Would be a very useful device if it had full Windows.

When did people become convinced that they need apps? A typical PC used to be used for email and internet. That pattern actually hasn't changed much, a handful of software is all people regularly use but somehow expect a huge variety to choose from. 70% of apps on Apple's store have never been downloaded.
Right there is the problem, you think it's a PC whereas other people buying it thinking it is a tablet. Thus apps expectations are different. I have more apps on my tablets than my PC, mostly games admittedly.
1 Like #12
forcedv
Such a shame the Windows app store is so poor quality (with only a handful of exceptions).
Would be a very useful device if it had full Windows.

I really wanted to like this tablet, but I ended up returning it to John Lewis.

Honestly, full Windows wouldn't save this product. For example, have you tried using Spotify's desktop app on a touchscreen? It's impossible. The only way you can make this work is with a keyboard and mouse... which means you may as well have bought a laptop (with more storage, fewer accessories to carry, etc.).

The tablet is quite heavy by current standards (basically the same as iPad 2 / 3 / 4).

The screen dimensions mean that it's strangely squashed in landscape, and uncomfortably long in portrait. They also mean that the vast majority of the screen is occupied by the keyboard when you are typing in landscape. The only way to overcome this problem would be to use a Bluetooth keyboard (and Microsoft's Wedge keyboard could be a good choice, since its cover doubles as a stand), but - by then - you're just building a laptop out of electronic Lego. And the price starts to creep up.

The battery life is great, but you can only use the proprietary charger (mine was subject to the 'recall', which was the final straw for me - I don't appreciate being told to switch off a £400 tablet and wait for weeks for a replacement, even if it comes with an Amazon voucher).

Screen brightness is very good, but resolution is only so-so. I found that there was an uncomfortable yellow tint to the whites, which grew more irritating with each passing day.

I realise that many people believe that this is a great device for web browsing or email, but it was not in my experience. The bundled Windows mail app regularly failed to sync with my Exchange account, and I defy anyone to use desktop Outlook with only their fingers for input.

These are only my thoughts, but I really wanted a Windows device to go with my Lumia phone. I thought this would be great. In the end, I swapped it for an iPad Air, which has its own limitations but - in my experience - is far faster, better supported and more comfortable to use.

I hope these comments are helpful for anyone trying to decide. Even the now £320 saving over a 32GB 4G iPad Air wouldn't convince me to part company with £250 for the Nokia 2520 again. At least John Lewis is fairly generous about returns, if you end up hating the thing as much as I did!


Edited By: dwor on Jul 28, 2014 09:46: Grammar.
#13
Ive been using a surface2 rt for a few months now and its a great device very underrated in my opinion,ive had iPads and android tabs this is better than them all.Think I paid 230£ for it from Argos and I've been very pleased so if you are sat on the fence with these id just go for it.
#14
Do these RT tablet devices need some type of antivirus/security software?
#15
£149.99 and I would buy one.
#16
I bought one of these the last time John Lewis had an offer this was ~4/5 months ago and I've used it regularly since then.
I bought this specifically because of the 1920 x 1080 screen as I wanted to use it to read painting and modelling (toy soldiers) books in this it is very good. I've subsequently found it to be excellent for comics.
The screen is very clear and I've not had any problems with it even when I zoom it to view specific details.
Whilst I bought it for a specific purpose I've used it for everything videos, ebooks, web surfing, music and have never had a moments trouble with it and as such can recommend it.
It's main strengths are excellent screen, build quality - it feels and is very solid, It has Office built in overall I'm very happy with it and would buy this again.
I think the main issue for most people it that they are expecting a full fat copy of windows if you want that then this isn't for you.
If you want a device for surfing the web, reading, watching films, listening to music then this is a very good buy.
1 Like #17
longbowassassin
Do these RT tablet devices need some type of antivirus/security software?

Windows RT includes Microsoft's Windows Defender, which is free and built into the operating system.

In my experience, as long as you install the regular updates and don't stray too often into the darker recesses of the internet, this should be perfectly adequate for scanning email attachments and keeping your computer / tablet safe from harm.

Edited By: dwor on Jul 28, 2014 14:26
#18
Nice product, but considering the deals on the Surface Pro recently I'd go for one of those
1 Like #19
Excellent price for genuinely lovely hardware, hot!

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