Meet Microsoft’s brand new tablet – Surface 2: Specs, Images, Video

Microsoft unveiled an improved Surface 2 tablet today, which is definitely a refined version of the Surface RT. The Surface 2 is comparatively lighter, sleeker and faster, with a display of 1080p, the 2-stage kickstand and Nvidia’s Tegra 4 processor and will hit the stores on October 22nd.

Surface 2 Specs

Surface 2 Specs

Better positioning: The new built-in Kickstand comes with two positions, which will enable you to choose and adjust the angle, best suitable to your requirements.   Longer battery life: Surface 2 comes with a battery back-up of 10 long hours, which means you can cover your entire workday or even a long flight, without the need to charge.

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Cover-it-up: the new surface covers protect your surface screen, help you type faster and enhance your productivity. The Touch Cover 2, priced at $129.99 (colored) & $119.99, serves as a keyboard & protective cover in-one but its lighter, smoother and enhances typing speed up to twice than before and what’s more, the backlit keys are an amazing add-on.

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High on speed & entertainment: with the high-speed NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, the new Surface 2 is always on-the-go, be it work or play. Moreover, it gives the perfect platform for 1080p video with its Widescreen HD display. You can also share the video on a bigger screen with the HD Video Out port. The full size USB 3.0 can move files and charge accessories at lightning speed.

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It’s not just a Tablet: The new Surface 2 has so much more to offer like the Outlook 2013 RT helps you easily manage your emails, to-do lists and calendar; you get an additional SkyDrive Storage capacity of 200 GB absolutely free for 2 years, so you can save and share files online and the most remarkable of all, you get 1 year’s free subscription of Skype for international voice calling.

Accessorize: Along with the new Surface 2 & Surface Pro tablets, Windows has also touched base with many innovative accessories.

Wireless Adapter for typing covers: these covers come with the built-in wireless technology and are priced at $59.99. Simply connect these to the surface tablet and type away from anywhere in your room.

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The Surface Music Kit gives you full freedom to create your own music by mixing and matching tunes. Go Surface 2!

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Portable devices: Microsoft has also come up with Surface Edition Arc Touch Mouse, priced at $69.99, which is ideal for on-the-go users. With the BlueTrack Technology, the device is very comfortable and easy to use. Another portable device is the surface car charger with a USB port, to enable easy charging while driving.

Surface 2 will be shipped along with Windows RT 8.1, bringing enhancements in areas such as search, multi-tasking, personalization, cloud connectivity, built-in apps and a better Windows store experience.

Surface 2 pricing

Microsoft is retaining the original Surface RT at $349.00 and the new Surface 2 is priced at $449.00.

Meet the new Surface 2, watch video here. Go here to check out the Surface Pro 2 specifications.

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