Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2: all the new features

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2: all the new features
A little over a year, and here we are it once again – Microsoft has finally deemed it’s time to release the next generation of Surface tablets onto the more demanding than ever consumer. It’s been a while since, so some of you may have gotten a little foggy on the context within which the original Surface duo of tablets was unleashed. Namely, the harsh, already battle-torn world of post iPad reality, where none could as much as question the superiority of the Apple slate.

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.

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Surface 2
  • Display 10.6" 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 3.5 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 4, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
Surface Pro 2
  • Display 10.6" 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Processor Intel Core i5, Dual-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB



1. HalaMadrid

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Awesome. But overpriced

3. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 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: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

What about the Surface Music Kit cover? Seems pretty cool.

9. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Thats the more reason to get one

4. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 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: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

"I'm still waiting for its opponent" which opponent?

8. infernal88

Posts: 113; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

ativ Q ????

10. GalaxyNoted

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 03, 2013

So I'm not the only one.

6. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 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: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I'm so getting the Surface 2!! I hope the Type Cover 2 comes in cyan to Belgium!

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