Nokia just revealed its very first tablet, the 10-inch, Windows RT 8.1-running Lumia 2520. As far as tablets go, it's pretty standard fare.

Here's what we're working with: 1080p video, a 6.7-megapixel Zeiss lens on the back and a 2-megapixel shooter on the front. It supports 4G LTE and has Microsoft Office built-in. The 2520 runs on a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip, and has an 8,000 mAh battery. Available in red, white, cyan, and black for $500, this baby goes on sale by the end of the year. Although we just can't see many people lining up for what's basically a run-of-the-mill 10-inch tablet.


However, it's nice to have another option when it comes to Windows tablets. Your other choice would be Microsoft's Surface 2, its second-gen tablet which we reviewed earlier this week. The Surface straddles the line between laptop and tablet, and it's sort of a weird product. And the update didn't necessarily make Surface any less strange. It's also expensive, starting at $900. The Lumia 2520, on the other hand, has better cameras and will cost you nearly half the price. And you still get all the almost-laptop functionality you get from Windows RT. Neither product might be perfect, but there's nothing wrong with a little variety.


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