Microsoft Announces Surface Pro 2 and Surface RT 2 Tablets

Surface Pro 2

Microsoft has just unveiled its new generation of Windows Surface tablets. The Surface RT 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets running Windows RT and Windows 8.1 operating system respectively. Both physical designs are not really far from their predecessors and actually almost identical to each other, however if you look at the specs sheet and according to what Microsoft told at the press even this Monday, these Surface tablets have been upgraded for the better. I don't really care about the form factor, it still looks gorgeous to me anyway but what I care about the most is the performance of a device. As long as it serves my needs very well then I am in for the buy. Read more after the jump.

Surface Pro 2

The Surface Pro 2 houses a 1.6GHz Core i5 Haswell processor, the same chip that also makes the battery life to up to 75% from its predecessor according to Microsoft during the announcement. Wow, that's a big increase. Seems like the people from this company heard what many of the previous Surface users were complaining, battery life. Microsoft also added that with the Surface Pro 2, we can expect a 50% better color accuracy plus the company added that this particular tablet is faster than 95% of the laptops on the market today. Now, if that is true then I would really go for this one than having a smaller version of laptop while on the go. Two gadgets in one device, a tablet and a laptop, that's what I just need. 

Microsoft also introduced a dual-stage kickstand on this one for better viewing experience. 

Currently, the people in the US will need to have at least $899 to get their hands on these new Windows 8.1-powered tablet. It comes in several options and sizes. For 4GB or RAM, 64GB and 128GB of internal storage are available while for 8GB of RAM there are 256GB and 512GB to choose from. 

Surface 2
Powered by Windows RT, Surface 2 sports a full 1080p HD display, thinner, lighter and longer battery life are some of the changes you can get from this new installment of Surface tablet. This one is powered by a 1.7GHz Nvidia Tegra 4 processor. Cameras have been also improved on this one pegged at 5MP for back lens and 3.5MP for the front one. Its kickstand also adjustable to two different angle positions for viewing pleasure purposes. I think one of the best offerings of the first Surfaces are the attachable keyboards that Microsoft partnered with these slates which of course have been enhanced with these next-gen Surface tablets. The price? It starts at $449.

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