After nearly a year of marketed Surface and Surface Pro, Microsoft today has introduced to the world its 2nd Generation of these tablet line with tons of upgrade both in terms of performance, hardware and software.
Surface 2 will still come with Windows RT 8.1 with full Offce RT offers that including Outlook apps. This tablet is the mid-range tablet from Microsoft targeted for end users who need more mobility tablet with more productivity on-the-go. Speaking of hardware upgrade, Surface 2 will comes with new Nvidia Tegra 4 SoC with 4GB of RAM, Full HD screen, 32GB/64GB internal storage with 200GB SkyDrive cloud storage as default and with new design kickstand that allow you to view in 55 degree angle. Last but not least, Surface 2 will also come with USB3.0 which will allow you to backup, transfer large files with 10x faster compare to USB2.0.
Surface 2 will come with $449 without Type or Touch Cover included.
Surface Pro 2 will still come with the same screen resolution, full HD. But major upgrade is its hard-core CPU. It will come with the latest Intel Haswell CPU, 4GB or 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 512GB of storage with 200GB SkyDrive for 2 years. It will has the same as kickstand to Surface 2 and will also come with USB3.0
Surface Pro 2 with start with $899 without Type or Touch Cover include.
Microsoft also upgrade Surface 2nd generation accessories with new design touch cover and type cover. These both accessories will come with LED Backlit light, but thinner 1mm compare to previous generation. For type cover, they also add 30Wh battery so that it can boost up Surface’s battery life. Last but not least, Microsoft also introduced Surface Dock with USB3.0,
Surface Docking station
Touch Cover 2 with LED Backlit
Type Cover 2 with LED Backlit
The first generation of Surface Pro and Surface RT was a painful experience for Microsoft with nearly $1 billion lost, so let’s see how will these 2nd generation will help Microsoft gain the share from Apple iPad product lines?