LTE version of AT&T's 64GB Microsoft Surface 2 to be released tomorrow
While you won't have to put yourself into a pair of two-year handcuffs to purchase the table for $679, you will need an AT&T micro-SIM. And yes, that means that a T-Mobile micro-SIM should also do the trick, since the two operators share LTE band 4 and 1900MHz (3G). But since T-Mobile is not officially supporting the tablet, if you go this route you will miss out on updates, bug fixes and the like. And even with the new LTE support, the tablet gives you the same 10-hour battery life it offered on the Wi-Fi only model.
Even though the slate is branded with the AT&T name and runs on the AT&T 3G and 4G LTE network, the device can be purchased Tuesday only from Best Buy, Microsoft Stores and MicrosoftStore.com. You cannot buy it from AT&T. But you will receive some freebies like 200GB of free OneDrive storage for two years, and a year of unlimited Skype WiFi calling and landline calls.
We should also point out that the exact name of the tablet is the "Surface 2 (AT&T 4G LTE)." And yes, as we stated above, it does come with 64GB of native storage. Enjoy!
3. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
What I can't Fcking understand is why make an lte compatible tablet with only one carrier ?! I mean that's just stupid. And especially a tablet that is meant to be the best (productivity wise) on the market, that you can actually carry aroundother countries, hence being used by business people...
4. arenanew (Posts: 243; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
u duffer go and wash ur face its is very useful and for office usage and i will definately buy
7. joey_sfb (Posts: 4082; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
It is more useful than a Dell Venue 8 Pro (64GB), a full fledge windows 8.1 that is available at $299?
8. vincelongman (Posts: 2489; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
8" is too small for office usage thoguh
Dell have a 11" version, I think its also $600+
9. joey_sfb (Posts: 4082; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I waiting for a 4G ram version. 2G is insufficient to run windows 8.1. I had an Asus netbook and those who own one would know what I mean.
10. vincelongman (Posts: 2489; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Far enough, 2GB is ok if you don't multitask much, but definitely agreed that 4GB is much better
There's quite a few Windows 8.1 hybrids/tablets with 4GB of RAM, however the prices are high, like $800+
If money's no issue then you could probably get a Surface Pro 2 or Asus T300 or HP Pavilion/Spectre 13 x2 or Dell XPS 11/12/Venue 11 Pro.
If you're in the US look out for sales at the MS store, I got a HP Pavilion 13 x2 for $450 (usally $900) (i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 10+ hours battery, however its only 766p screen)
2. Credo (Posts: 704; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
Happy with my Surface 2 Wi-Fi model. I'll wait for the Surface Pro 3!
5. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2018; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
I'll wait for the Surface pro Phablet ;-) ha