Microsoft Surface 2 generates more interest than its predecessor did last year

Microsoft Surface 2 generates more interest than its predecessor did last year
Based on Google Trends for Search data relating to the four Microsoft Surface devices that have been released, the Surface 2 is the most searched among the Microsoft Surface RT, Microsoft Surface Pro, Microsoft Surface 2 and Microsoft Surface Pro 2. The sequel to Microsoft's Windows RT powered slab is surprisingly followed by searches for the original Microsoft Surface Pro.

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 The quad-core 1.3GHz Tegra 3 on the Surface RT has been replaced by the quad-core 1.7GHz Tegra 4 on the Surface 2, and the tablet is generating more of a positive buzz than the OG Surface RT did last year.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.


source: TechCrunch

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8 Comments

1. spectrums

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

hahah only interest? not buy? :lol:

3. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 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. http://chitika.com/insights/2013/surface-2-growth 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: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 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.

2. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Really want to have a surface...

4. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Its predecessor still generated more interest than the original chromebook or motorola xoom/htc flyer ever did.

5. philfoster

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

Windows RT still a failure, we want Windows 9

7. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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

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