The perfect tablet for college

Meet Surface—the tablet built for both work and play.

Surface is the ultimate tablet for class. The cover doubles as a super-fast keyboard, so you can type just like you would on a laptop.1 With split screen view, you can record your professor’s lecture and take notes in OneNote at the same time. When you have some down time, flip back the keyboard and read, game, or catch up on your favorite shows with one of the thousands of apps in the Windows Store.

“I went from lugging a huge bag around with my laptop, books, and notes to ONLY bringing my Surface to class.” – Jeff, college student from Provo, UT

Take notes in Office

With an attachable keyboard1 and the ability to run Office2, Surface is the ultimate tablet for note taking. You can type notes in OneNote just like you would on your laptop, and draw directly on the screen with your finger or the Pro Pen.3 With a rear-facing HD camera, you can even record the lecture at the same time.

Kick back with thousands of apps

Fold back the Surface keyboard, and you have the perfect hand-held, touchscreen tablet. Take your pick of thousands of apps in the Windows app store—from games to movie streaming to music and more.

Do two things at once

Surface lets you run two apps, side by side. Whether you’re writing a paper and need to cross reference the reading assignment or you’re watching a movie and want to check your Twitter feed, Surface lets you multitask with ease.

Connect and share with ports

The Surface USB port lets you plug in a wireless mouse or share files with a thumb drive. Its video out port allows you to connect to an external monitor4 so you can work like you would on a desktop, or to a TV so you can stream movies and watch with your friends.

What students have to say

We’ll stop talking now. Real people say it better anyway.

  • Surface Student Reviews
    I absolutely love my Surface. It's perfect for note-taking because it comes with Office and the battery life is amazing. It’s usually the only thing I take with me when I leave for class in the morning. It’s fun and easy to carry around with me all day.” - Isabel, college student from NYC, NY

  • Surface Student Reviews
    If you merged my tablet and school laptop together, it would be this device. I use my Surface all the time--OneNote is perfect for it, since you can type notes just like you would on a laptop. Beyond that it is my news, social media, and game device.” - Kris, college student from Edwardsville, IL

  • Surface Student Reviews
    I used to carry around my laptop and a bunch of notebooks wherever I went. Now, my Surface Pro is the only thing I take to class with me. It’s thinner, lighter, and can do all the same stuff my laptop does. I also love that Surface easily saves all my stuff to OneDrive. If I ever want to work on my old laptop or a desktop in the computer lab, my files are always accessible and ready to go.” - Andy, college student from Cambridge, MA

Life with Surface

We followed up with a few students to see how they use Surface throughout their day. Check it out!

Life with Surface

We followed up with a few students to see how they use Surface throughout their day. Check it out!

Get the Surface for you

  • Surface

    You already have a laptop, but you want a tablet that you can use on campus all day—from taking notes, to writing papers, to entertaining yourself between classes.

    • NVIDIA Tegra 3
    • Windows RT
    • Office Home and Student 2013 RT (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote)
    • Up to 8 hours of active battery life
    • USB 2.0
    • HD video out port
    • 0.37 inches thin
    • 1.5 lbs.

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    Starting at $299.00
  • Surface 2

    Surface 2 is thinner, lighter, and faster than the original Surface. Perfect for taking notes, writing papers, and entertaining yourself between classes.

    • NVIDIA Tegra 4
    • Windows RT 8.1
    • Office 2013 RT (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and Outlook)
    • Battery life: lasts for up to 10 hours5 of video
    • USB 3.0
    • HD video out port
    • 0.35 inches thin
    • 1.49 lbs.
    • Available with AT&T 4G LTE6

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    Starting at $404.10
  • Surface Pro 2

    You need a laptop that will be your primary device for school. While Surface Pro 2 might look like a tablet, it has the speed and power you’d expect from a high end laptop.

    • Intel Core i5 Processor
    • Windows Pro 8.1
    • Pro Pen comes included
    • USB 3.0
    • Mini DisplayPort
    • 0.53 inches thin
    • 2 lbs.

    Note that Microsoft Office is sold separately with Surface Pro 2.

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    Starting at $809.10

1 Keyboard covers sold separately.
2 Surface and Surface 2 comes with Microsoft Office 2013 RT. Some functionality may be limited. See
3 Pro Pen only comes included with Surface Pro 2.
4 Adapter required; sold separately.
5 Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback and Internet browsing. Video playback was tested with a repeated 95-minute movie downloaded from Xbox Video. All settings were default except: Wi Fi was associated with a network, Auto-Brightness disabled, and Bluetooth Radio was turned off. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.
6 AT&T service activation on qualifying plan required; additional fees apply. Coverage not available everywhere. Contact AT&T for details.