On Tuesday, the big day for Surface and Microsoft fans arrived, with the general availability of the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. These brand new and faster Microsoft designed tablets are available at retailers and will give customers new ways to enjoy.
The release of the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 units were announced last month, and have come out with rave reviews by tech journalists and others. The updated specs. longer battery lives, and other enhancements have made these the Windows RT tablets to get from Microsoft.
Highlights Of Surface 2
The Surface 2 is the entry level tablet for Windows RT fans, and features the touchscreen interface with Windows RT 8.1. It comes with Office Home and Student 2013 RT, has a 106-inch ClearType Full HD display, and a kickstand for mobile viewing of documents, videos, and more.
The biggest enhancements though to the Surface 2 come with the improved camera on the unit. It now has a 3.5-megapixel front camera and a 5-megapixel front camera, which vastly improves on the original Surface tablet. It captures 1080P video and features low-light improvements. But, by far the big battery life improvements over the previous Surface RT tablet will keep mobile users very happy.
The Surface Pro 2
The Surface Pro 2 device from Microsoft though is the more professional tablet from Microsoft, and can run any Windows program on it, versus the metro programs for the Surface 2. It has a 10-point touchscreen for remarkable accuracy and gives professionals and amateurs great choices when they want to use drawing on the unit.
The specs on the Surface Pro 2 have been vastly improved with it only weighing 2 lbs, comes in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage capacities, has a 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD Display, an i5 Fourth-Generation Intel Core processor, a 720p HP front and rear camera, and full-size USB 3.0 ports for external devices. With the ability to run virtually any Windows program, it is a no compromise unit.
These Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 devices from Microsoft are ones to get, and should be huge sellers for Microsoft. With improved specs and battery life, they will be hard to beat.