Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2: all the new features
But, that’s in the past. Taking a step back in order to better take in the full picture, several things become immediately obvious. First, while Apple is no longer as dominant, that's probably because the market for tablets has become even more ruthless. Tabs are truly on a ride to the bottom, and it appears that smaller, more affordable tablets are increasingly becoming the norm. This isn't to say that the extremely lucrative high-end tablet market has disappeared – in fact, at least in Apple’s case, it has become an increasingly important source of revenue, as Apple is monetizing the crap out of it in the form of app purchases and the like. This, we guess, is what Microsoft is shooting for, especially with its workstation-grade Surface Pro. And what about the budget-friendlier Surface 2? Well, while the deal Redmond is looking to cut for you has become more appetizing, it really is the Windows RT platform that is holding it back.
Microsoft Surface Pro 2
1. Same 10.6'' display, but better
On the positive side, Microsoft claims that the new screen has a 46% better color accuracy and record low reflectivity, partially making up for the above slight.
2. Intel inside
3. Power Cover
4. A workstation on the go
5. Type/Touch Cover 2
6. Kickstand, improved
7. Windows logo out, Surface logo in
8. 200GB of free SkyDrive storage
9. One year worth of free Skype international calling
10. Runs on Windows 8.1 Pro
11. Pricing and options
Microsoft Surface 2
1. New, better dispaly
2. Tegra 4 inside
3. A slew of accessories
4. Kickstand, improved
6. Runs on Windows RT 8.1
7. Pricing and options
3. terabyteRouser (Posts: 452; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
you're crazy. awesome isn't cheap.
a galaxy phone costs $700, but a fully blown laptop that's a few hundred more is expensive?
2. Commentator (Posts: 2494; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
What about the Surface Music Kit cover? Seems pretty cool.
4. LikeMyself (Posts: 302; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)
Surface Pro 2 not overpriced at all. It just lacks a CD/DVD driver.
I'm still waiting for its opponent.
Mind you, it's horrible to see people who don't even know a smartphone could be updated,with their iPad or Android tablet thinking it's the same thing as desktop :(
5. jove39 (Posts: 1328; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
"I'm still waiting for its opponent"
6. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 312; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
LOL, first PA publishes a post called "Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2: all there is to know", and now there's "Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro: all the new features". I guess the first article didn't actually contain all there is to know?
7. Credo (Posts: 695; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
I'm so getting the Surface 2!! I hope the Type Cover 2 comes in cyan to Belgium!