MICROSOFT Surface Pro 2 - Intel® Core™ i5 - Ex display £299.99 @ SVP
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MICROSOFT Surface Pro 2 - Intel® Core™ i5 - Ex display £299.99 @ SVP

£299.99
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Found 6th Dec 2016Made hot 6th Dec 2016
Whats in the box: Microsoft Surface Tablet + Charger

These Microsoft Surface Tablets are Ex Demo units from a major retailer and in Excellent ( A+ Grade ) with no signs of use but may have a VERY minor buff or scuff on the casing due to handling. The unit are supplied in its original retail packaging or will have been professionally Plain Boxed. The units carry a 3 Months Warranty for Peace of Mind.

VERY Limited stock avaliable at this amazing price and SAVE a fortune on the current online selling price!!!

30 Comments

3 Months Warranty is poor for £299!

Original Poster

certainly is that's why I'm still in 2 minds

Great machine for the price. You'll need a keyboard to get the most from it.

Poor.

Ex Display - BIG NO. They have been used and abused by thousands whilst on display and wont last long.

Any codes

This is why I wouldn't buy from SVP (ignoring their poor customer service reputation)

with no signs of use



but may have a VERY minor buff or scuff on the casing due to handling



So which is it SVP? No signs of use or signs of being used. It literally can't possibly be both.

Thus would be an ok price if it was new.

The picture shown is from a Surface Pro 3 which was relased in Oct 2013.
Personally I would save up and go for a 3 or 4 (because of the screen size, those are 12" instead of 12" for the Pro 2 + more recent device)

The Li-ion battery will have been charging 24/7 for months while on display, which is extremely bad for it and will have significantly reduced its lifespan. Just so you're aware.

xs_damage1

The Li-ion battery will have been charging 24/7 for months while on … The Li-ion battery will have been charging 24/7 for months while on display, which is extremely bad for it and will have significantly reduced its lifespan. Just so you're aware.



​I'm sorry, but you don't know what you are talking about. When battery is fully charged and the device is still plugged in it just runs of the mains. No battery usage at all, until you unplug it. Plus it's li-ion battery, it loves to be fully charged.

xs_damage1

The Li-ion battery will have been charging 24/7 for months while on … The Li-ion battery will have been charging 24/7 for months while on display, which is extremely bad for it and will have significantly reduced its lifespan. Just so you're aware.



Many reasons not to buy this, but battery health is not one of them.

with no signs of use

but may have a VERY minor buff or scuff on the casing due to handling



​Maybe it shows signs of being used emotionally and no signs of being physically used.

p_ist_a

​I'm sorry, but you don't know what you are talking about. When battery i … ​I'm sorry, but you don't know what you are talking about. When battery is fully charged and the device is still plugged in it just runs of the mains. No battery usage at all, until you unplug it. Plus it's li-ion battery, it loves to be fully charged.



This is a quote from Microsoft:

Battery care

Operating temperature. Surface is designed to work between 32°F and 95°F (or 0°C to 35°C). Lithium-ion batteries are sensitive to high temperatures, so keep your Surface out of the sun and don’t leave it in a hot car.

Recharge any time. The battery doesn’t need to be empty or low before you recharge. You can recharge the battery whenever you like. However, it’s best to let the battery run to below 10 percent at least once per month before you recharge it.


So it appears leaving it charging, will potentially shorten it's like, if only from the fact a constantly on surface will get warm depending on what's running may even get hot (certainly hot enough to damage a lithium battery if close to the heat source), and the battery is never going to be conditioned. Though it doesn't seem to be as bad as the old laptops that get used as desktops and despite never being run on batteries, the battery still wears out.

mike

Is Steve still the owner of SVP? I can't imagine he is with the wording of the advert and the poor warranty, where's the old SVP gone! I was nearly all over this but not so sure now. Oh well

I got a brand new SP1 (very similar device) 3 years ago for cheaper than this via HUKD which is still going strong but for that money now you'd be better picking up a 2nd hand SP3 or save a bit more for the SP4 (or an Asus Transformer Pro etc).

I use this as a digital picture frame. Works very well indeed.

Do these have ssd?

Stevie Badman

Do these have ssd?



Yes, it has a built in stand. Very useful.

Rogier_Arpignot

Yes, it has a built in stand. Very useful.



​i think he means solid state storage. The answer is yes.

rprp

​i think he means solid state storage. The answer is yes.



and a stand.

Bought exactly same specs, but a new one, two years ago for 328 pounds. It seems, price of Surface Pro2 is not going down at all.

wow svp still around not used them for about 8 years

Rogier_Arpignot

and a stand.



Haha I love that the stand is treated as just as important

Lithium Ion batteries degrade slowly with age anyway, whether they're used or not, deeply cycled or not. I would expect these, even if they had been taken great care of, to have lost a third of their battery capacity being over two years old.
And because Surfaces are hard or impossible to repair, I'd not touch one with only three months warranty.

At this price I'd expect to get the keyboard and pen!

Rogier_Arpignot

and a stand.



But it's the crappy Stand with only 3 angles from memory

I would certainly not write off the comments regarding battery condition. It is widely known that Li-ion batteries are most healthy when kept between 40-80%. Therefore constantly being at 100% for 2 years will definitely have a noticeable effect. Not too the point where they're not usable though.

i bet the battery and chips have been melted on this

RedRain

i bet the battery and chips have been melted on this


Is RedRain rhyming slang for Brain? X)

MarkT1967

Is Steve still the owner of SVP? I can't imagine he is with the wording … Is Steve still the owner of SVP? I can't imagine he is with the wording of the advert and the poor warranty, where's the old SVP gone! I was nearly all over this but not so sure now. Oh well



He has been gone years and years and years, SVP have been awful since!
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