Microsoft’s most awaited tablet Surface was released last year but unfortunately, it couldn't grab much attention from the consumer class. The tab was very nicely built but it was overpriced, and lack of apps in the app store was the biggest drawbacks it had. And also, when people can get a full fledged tablet around a thousand dollars, no one really showed much interest to get a Surface tab. We can call this first Surface tablet project somewhat like a failure.
But Microsoft has now announced another two tablets named the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2. These will have identical looks to the predecessors, but will have better features than the previous ones. So what change it’s going to bring?
Surface Pro 2 from Microsoft features Windows 8.1 and the Surface 2 will have the Windows 8.1 RT version. So, Surface 2 is actually the new version of the previous Surface RT.
Microsoft Surface 2 – The new Surface RT Tablet
The display is like before, 10.6 inches and this tablet now comes in a choice of two colors, black and silver. This tablet is pretty lite in configuration, but it still has a lot more to offer. The tablet features a 1080p full HD display and hence, it has a higher pixel density. And the processor is Tegra 4 based on ARM architecture, providing you superb graphics support and fluid performance.
With the kick stand in the back and the wireless keyboard placed in front, it pretty much looks like a laptop. However, the battery should be enough to keep you running through at least 10 hours of video playback and even more with casual works. The front camera resolution is 3.5 megapixels and the rear camera is 5 megapixels. For faster data transfer options, it’s got USB 3.0. And like any other familiar brands in the market, this one’s got a Surface logo in the back. Let people know that you own a Surface tab!
Surface Pro 2 – The New Surface tablet, Pro version
The display is exactly the same as the Surface 2, 10.6 inch display with a 1080p full HD resolution. This tablet comes with Windows 8.1 instead of the Windows 8.1 RT. The processor is Intel Core i5 Haswell version. According to your needs, choose the memory storage and this tablet comes in 64 to 512 GB options. For connectivity, the tablet has basic Wi-Fi connectivity, USB 3.0 port, you can increase the memory by inserting a micro SD card slot up to 64 GB and there’s an HD output port. For your writing requirements, the tablet has a digital pen. Microsoft claims of having a 75% bigger battery than its predecessor.
Free Skype Offers
Microsoft Surface tab 2nd generation customers will get free landline calls to over 60 countries in Skype. Also, Microsoft is offering free Skype WiFi and a whole 200GB space in SkyDrive for free, that’s a two years’ offer. Pretty good for the buyers out there; and Microsoft expects to have customers attracted by these offers.
As you already know by now, the Surface Pro 2 is the costlier version like before, and the Surface 2 which is the successor to the Surface RT is the inexpensive one. Starting price of Surface Pro 2 will be $899 when it comes out. ‘Surface 2’ price would be less than that. And if you get the new power cover which is technically a keyboard with an extended battery, it will cost you $199. Pretty cool accessory for a gadget like second generation Surface tablets.
If you haven’t tried a Surface tablet before and planning to buy windows tablets, Surface tablets are the best picks. And about the issues, they have just gotten better.