Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Launched
Microsoft today unveiled the Surface Pro 2, with several design and internal increments . Microsoft claims, the new tablet has 50 percent more color accuracy, better graphics performance, an improved speaker setup and better speed. The Surface Pro 2 is said to be 20 percent faster than the original.
The device has a 10.6 inch 1080p display and the battery life has got a 75 percent boost. The device supports the Haswell processor inside and runs much quieter than the previous edition. Connectivity options include, three USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, mini Display Port, Ethernet, audio in/out and the main charging port.
The Surface 2, on the other hand, has 1080p Clear Type display, the same one that we saw on the new Surface Pro 2. Inside the Surface 2, the tablet now has a Tegra 4 chip. Microsoft also says it’s doubled the BUS speed for the WiFi and the memory, and the CPU speed has increased “dramatically” as well. Additionally, there’s now a USB 3.0 port on board, a step up from the USB 2.0 connection used on the original. All told, says Microsoft, the new model should run three to four times as fast as its predecessor, and the battery life should be 25 percent longer.
These devices will be available with various accessories like the Microsoft’s new Power Cover to give the tablet 2.5x its standalone battery life or the Type Cover 2, which is now 1 mm thinner and backlit priced at $119.99.
Wireless adapters for typing covers for $59.99.
Another accessory for the music lovers or music makers to be specific is the Surface Music Kit:
Last but not the least Microsoft also launched a new Arc Touch Mouse-Surface Edition, which works on BlueTrack Technology and precision control:
The Surface 2 is priced at $449 and the Surface Pro 2 is priced at $899, both these devices are are up for pre-orders starting tomorrow.