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Microsoft launches Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Tablets - Digital Advices

Microsoft launches Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Tablets

Microsoft  launched two new Surface tablets, with more powerful chipset, improved battery life, better screenand better quality accessories. Microsoft improved their Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets that was launched last year and now released second generation tablets. Both tablets has 10.6-inch full HD display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution and runs on Windows 8.1 operating system.

surface 2 and surface 2 pro review

As you know the Surface tablet runs on Windows RT operating system, which is not capable of running standard apps we run on windows machine , but the Surface PRO is more like our PC which is capable to run all the applications that we use in our system .

The Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 score a new two position kickstand which pops out to give screen angles of 24 degrees and 40 degrees, with the latter angle claimed to make the tablets easier for taller people to use and more convenient to use when propped on one’s lap.

Both new models have improved cameras. The front camera, often used for video conferencing, has an improved sensor that gives a clearer image in low light.

Surface 2 specifications

The Surface 2 is the second generation of the Surface RT. It is thinner, lighter and comes in both black and white colors. It has a Tegra 4 chip, a new 1080p Clear Type HD display, the new kickstand from the Surface Pro 2, 10 hours of battery life, USB 3.0, free 200GB of SkyDrive storage, and free Skype and it runs Windows RT 8.1.

 surface 2 specs and priceHere are the specifications for Surface 2

[icon name=”icon-chevron-right”] Chipset: Nvidia Tegra 4 with 2GB RAM

[icon name=”icon-chevron-right”] Display: 10.6-inch, ClearType Full HD (1920×1080)

[icon name=”icon-chevron-right”] Battery: up to 10 hours

[icon name=”icon-chevron-right”] Weight: 1.5 pounds (680 grams)

[icon name=”icon-chevron-right”] Thickness: 0.37 inches (9.3 mm)

[icon name=”icon-chevron-right”] Connectivity: USB 3.0, Wi-Fi, HD video-out, Bluetooth 4.0

[icon name=”icon-chevron-right”] Card support: microSD up to 64 GB

[icon name=”icon-chevron-right”] Cameras: 3.5 megapixel front-facing camera, and a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera.

[icon name=”icon-chevron-right”] Colors: black, white

[icon name=”icon-chevron-right”] Storage: 32GB and 64GB

[icon name=”icon-chevron-right”] OS: Windows RT 8.1

[icon name=”icon-chevron-right”] Software: Office Home & Student 2013 RT, Outlook RT, Bing apps

Surface Pro 2 specifications

The brand new Surface Pro 2 packs a full version of Windows 8.1 Pro, a 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD display, support for microSD, USB 3.0, and mini Display Port. Both 64 GB and 128 GB capacities are available with 4 GB of RAM. The 256 and 512 GB capacities will each have 8 GB of RAM. The Surface Pro 2 will start at $899 and will include 200 GB of SkyDrive storage (again, for two years).

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Here are the specifications for Surface 2

[icon name=”icon-angle-right”] Chipset: Intel Core i5 with 4GB or 8GB

[icon name=”icon-angle-right”] Display: 10.6-inch, ClearType Full HD (1920×1080)

[icon name=”icon-angle-right”] Battery: up to 7 or 8 hours

[icon name=”icon-angle-right”] Weight: 2 pounds (907 grams)

[icon name=”icon-angle-right”] Thickness: 0.53 inches (13.4 mm)

[icon name=”icon-angle-right”] Connectivity: USB 3.0, Wi-Fi, HD video-out, Bluetooth 4.0

[icon name=”icon-angle-right”] Card support: microSD up to 64 GB

[icon name=”icon-angle-right”] Cameras: front and rear, 720p support

[icon name=”icon-angle-right”] Colors: black, white

[icon name=”icon-angle-right”] Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB

[icon name=”icon-angle-right”] OS: Windows 8.1 Pro

[icon name=”icon-angle-right”] Software: Bing apps, no Office version included.

Microsoft released lot of accessories for the Surface Tablet including Touch and Type covers that costing extra amount. It offers also 200 GB Skydrive storage for 2 years and 1 year unlimited voice calling to landlines over 60 countries from Skype. The tablets will available in 21 countries to purchase from 22 October 2013 and the pre-order has also started.

For pre ordering visit Surface 2 website

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