Microsoft video shows how Redmond improved the Type Cover on the Microsoft Surface 2

Microsoft video shows how Redmond improved the Type Cover on the Microsoft Surface 2
A short video running 94 seconds shows some of the improvements that Microsoft made to its Windows-RT powered slate. For example, a high resolution sensor has been embedded into Touch Cover and Type Cover to make the accessories more responsive. More colors are available for Type Color and the QWERTY is now back lit. 

The Microsoft Surface 2 is thinner and lighter than the original model and offers improved resolution. Microsoft also upgraded the silicon from the Tegra 3 used on the Surface RT to the Tegra 4 employed on the Surface 2.

The Microsoft Surface RT did not have what you would call a positive sales experience. Microsoft ended up having to take a $900 million charge for unsold units of the slate. Assuming that the Redmond based software giant learned its lesson from the poor experience it had with the first-gen slab, the Microsoft Surface 2 could be a marvelous turnaround story in 2013-2014.

source: MicrosoftSurface MicrosoftNews via WMPoweruser

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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



1. karim77

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Work hard Microsoft,success for a product is never to late :)

2. papss unregistered

I'd almost pick up a Nokia tab RT or not. I'm pretty interested in both the surface pro 2 and surface 2.

3. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Chances are the Surface tabs are going to be a better choice than the Nokia tab RT for the money.

11. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

yeah, cause its Nokia's first and Microsofts second versions

4. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Is that photosphere on 0:18?

9. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Microsoft had PhotoSynth before Android 4.2 came out.

5. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

They bragged last year about the build quality, and how the keyboard cover could sense 1000 different levels of pressure. Either the last cover really sucked or MS is lying about how much better this one is. But why didn't the first one sell to begin with? I doubt it was the keyboard cover.

6. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Vaio Tap 11 or this..

7. tttony

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 22, 2012

Microsoft will not surrender? Come on!!! Windows RT is dead!!

8. joe1blue

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

its only dead to a person that doesn't own one or haven't used one in a very critical situation, trust me I'm not just saying that because I own an RT, I honestly think they had a very slow start because of the bad starting price point.

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

even at half the retail price offered to me by Microsoft I could not spend it due the lack of apps and codec. Hope that would change in 2014.

10. VLaRueC

Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

Windows RT and Windows Phone will merge.

13. TuanGugu

Posts: 46; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

I am sold!!

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