Microsoft Surface 2 generates more interest than its predecessor did last year
Microsoft has done a heck of a job making the Surface 2 a more desired tablet. Consider that in July, the Redmond based tech titan took a $900 million write down of Microsoft Surface RT tablets wasting away in the warehouse. But since then, Microsoft increased the resolution on its Surface 2 slab from 1366 x 768 on the original to the current 1920 x 1080 on the 10.6 inch screen. The quad-core 1.3GHz Tegra 3 on the Surface RT has been replaced by the quad-core 1.7GHz Tegra 4 on the Surface 2, and the tablet is generating more of a positive buzz than the OG Surface RT did last year.
Microsoft has started to promote the Surface 2 in television spots against the Apple iPad Air and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Microsoft promoted the fact that the Surface 2 offers a full sized USB port, something neither tablet offers.
3. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Sales are also much better than last year.
As per Chitika, the surface usage is growing and its almost closing in on Nexus tablets from Google.
Surface web usage is at 6.4% vs 8.2% for nexus (this is non-iPAD tablet share).
Remember, nexus tablets are much cheaper and consists of three models (nexus 7, nexus 7 2013, nexus 10).
Also, nexus 7 (2013) released much in 5 months back and original nexus also available 6 months earlier than surface RT.
Its not bad for surface when you consider that Surface costs ($350+) while you can get nexus for $230 and old nexus is available for around $120-$150.
6. sprockkets (Posts: 1555; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Why would a surface tablet running full windows uniquely identify itself as to what model it runs? Full blown computers don't do that.
Willing to bet that 6.4 number is ALL the lousy Winrt tablets in existance.
4. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Its predecessor still generated more interest than the original chromebook or motorola xoom/htc flyer ever did.
5. philfoster (Posts: 34; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)
Windows RT still a failure, we want Windows 9
7. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1312; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Folks I said it before and I will say it again do not put the Windows on Arms tablets down why should Apple Ipads and Android Tablets be the Only Tablets allowed to use non windows desktop Touch screen only APPS. Standard Windows X86 programs just will not run on mobile ARMS CPUS"S because they were designed to only run on Intel/AMD x86 CPU's Microsoft and it's X86 software Partners have rewrite thei X86r software to run on ARMS Mobile CPU's this will take time. folks lets be for real most People use their Tablet for
WIFI or 4G connected internet based Enterprise Business, Entertainment, shopping, News,
Facebook, Twitter, Educational information, Web Information searchs, you can do all these things on a Surface 2 or Nokia 2520 with ease. true The Windows on arms tablets need more apps do not worry more apps are coming to this platform. The windows 8.1 surface 2 and the Nokia 2520 are the best office Production work and small game player Tablets on the market check out you video's about the Windows Rt , Surface 2, Nokia 2520 gaming power with a standard Xbox hand held game controller it's exciting.
8. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1312; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I meant check out the you tube video's to see how a xbox hand held controller can be used to play tons of games on a surface RT and will do it even better on The faste more powerful new Surface 2 or the Nokia 2520