Nokia Lumia 2520 – A Windows RT 8.1 Tablet Review

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  1. Joe says:

    Surface 2 is better, although the 2520 does have LTE. I also can't help but laugh at your BayTrail Atom comments, especially considering the Tegra 4 and Snapdragon 800 both have far better graphics performance than BayTrail, which has crap graphics performance. The BayTrail has great CPU performance. It's GPU however was gimped to an extreme degree.

    "In general, I feel Windows 8.1 is optimized for x86 class devices. The Snapdragon 800 and 2GB of RAM on the Lumia 2520 performs admirably. However, the first launch of applications after reboots take longer than on the Intel Atom Bay Trail devices previously tested. "

    Please stop with the silly suggestions that the BayTrail tablets are faster. That is complete nonsense! The BayTrail tablets you guys are using have far lower resolution screens. It's not even a reasonable comparison. It's far easier to push 1280×800 compared to 1920×1080.

    • JohnTW says:

      I am referring to how it "feels" using the device, not benchmarks. BayTrail tablets launch applications noticeably faster than ARM based Windows 8.1 tablets. Test them side by side.

      Surface 2 might be better for your use case, but not for mine. 10.1" inches is better for me, as is a higher quality and brightness display and world's better speaker performance.

  2. JohnTW says:

    Just took delivery of the replacement Lumia 2520. No more "pixel anomalies" but similar backlight bleed.

  3. Darlington Jones says:

    Why would anyone want to buy RT when you can get a Transformer T100 for $299. Sure, the hardware is inferior to the 2520, but I really don't care. And judging on how many have sold over the holidays, the masses don't care either. It's a no-brainer. Full Windows experience for $299.

    • JohnTW says:

      Hardware quality is more important to me than just about anything. I don't need the "full" Windows experience in a tablet. But many do, and the Transformer T100 is a great device. Just because it works for you, it doesn't mean it will work work for everyone.