Microsoft has recently announced the much awaited Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. The new Surface tablets don’t have a very new design but Microsoft has improved the CPU inside.
Both Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 still got the same 10.1 inch display and overall dimensions are still identical with previous Surface tablets. But the overall weights of both Surface tablets have been slightly decreased.
Let see what are the official specifications of new tablets announced by the Microsoft one by one.
Surface 2 Specifications
As expected, Surface 2 runs on Tegra 4 chipset which got quad-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz. The internal RAM storage is 2GB and internal storage is available as either 32GB or 64GB. Option to expand storage is also provided supporting microSD card.
The display uses LCD panel which offers resolution of 1920×1080 pixels i.e. full HD resolution display. The tablet supports multi touch feature.
Surface 2 also features 5MP camera at rear and 3.5MP camera at front. The rear camera is capable of recording full HD quality videos. The connectivity features provided within are Bluetooth (4.0), Wi-Fi and USB 3.0 port.
Surface 2 operates on Windows RT 8.1 operating system which brings some performance and visual changes in the last year’s Windows RT 8 OS. There are ambient light, gyroscope, compass and accelerometer sensors inside.
Microsoft has quoted the battery life to be 10 hours. Surface 2 can be used in tablet mode and also in laptop mode by using the kickstand accessory. Microsoft has also released Surface 2 in a new silver color.
Surface Pro 2 Specifications
Microsoft has manufactured Surface Pro 2 in a manner that it’s going to replace laptop and even PC. It is packed on Intel’s Haswell Core i-5 processor which is clocked at 1.6GHz but features only two cores at CPU. There is a separate GPU inside of Intel HD graphics 4400 brand.
The internal RAM storage is 4GB which can be upgraded up to 8GB while there are four options to choose as internal storage, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. The storage can be still expanded using microSD card. This kind of CPU and storage combination is good enough to provide laptop or PC kind of performance.
For the connectivity features, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 are there. There is also USB 3.0 and mini display ports for faster data connectivity.
The display measures 10.1 inch diagonally and is added on LCD panel which offers resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The multi touch feature is also included.
The Surface Pro 2 runs on Windows 8.1 operating system which is the latest version of last year’s Windows 8 OS. Cameras are added at both rear and front and there is also a 3.5mm audio jack.
Microsoft is offering a new power cover keyboard and docking station which offers 30 watt of battery. This new accessory helps Surface Pro 2 to get 2.5 times better battery life than previous year’s Surface Pro.
Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Price
Microsoft has announced the price tags of both the tablets. The Surface 2 starts at $499 with 32GB internal storage while the 64GB one will cost $549. While the Surface Pro 2 price starts at $899 and ends up at $1,799.
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