October 13, 2013
The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is available for pre-order. There are four versions available, difference being its internal memory and RAM, 64GB with 4GB of RAM for $899 (ships October 21), 128GB with 4GB of RAM for $999 (ships October 25), 256GB with 8GB of RAM for $1,299 (ships December 15), and the 512GB with 8GB of RAM for $1,799 (ships December 25). As of this writing you get 200GB of SkyDrive Storage and unlimited Skype minutes.
All of the Surface Pro 2 tablets run on the Windows 8.1 Pro operating system (compatible with all Windows software / Microsoft Office), a 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n (Dual 2x2 MIMO antennas), USB 3.0 full size port, microSDXC card reader (up to 64GB capacity), Mini DisplayPort, Cover port, rear facing and front facing 720p HD cameras, TPM Chip used for enterprise security, stereo speakers, microphone, headset jack, two position integrated kickstand, and have a 10.6 inch ClearType 10 point multi-touch Full HD Touchscreen with 1920 x 1080 resultion, 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. The Surface Pen is included. Click-in keyboards are sold separately. It measures 10.81 inches (H) x 6.81 inches (W) x 0.53 inches (D), weighs 2lbs, a VaporMg casing, and has a dark titanium color. As of this writing the Microsoft Surface 2 Pro 256GB version has already sold out.
The Surface 2 is also available for pre-orders. The 32GB at $449 and the 64GB at $549 are equipped with a NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor and run on the Windows RT 8.1 operating system, and have Microsoft Office 2013 RT installed. Both Surface 2 versions ship October 25, 2013. Features include a 10.6 inch 5 point multi-touch screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, a front 3.5 megapixel camera, 5 megapixel back camera, two microphones, stereo speakers, HD video out port, Headphone jack, 3.0 USB full size port, microSD card reader, Cover port, and up to 10 hours of battery life. The Surface 2 has a built-in two position kickstand and measures 10.81 inches in height x 6.81 inches in width x 0.35 in in depth. It weighs 1.49 lbs. With the Surface 2 tablet you also get 200GB of SkyDrive Storage and unlimited Skype minutes.
Accessories for the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 include the new Type Cover 2 available in four colors, Charcoal, Purple, Cyan, and Magenta. It is backlit, enabling you to continue to work, socialize, and play when it gets dark. There is also a docking station that adds USB ports (2.0 and a 3.0), Ethernet port, Mini Display Port, and I/O audio jacks. You can still get the Surface tablet. It is now available with 32GB internal memory for $349 (with Touch Cover $399) and the 64GB version for $449 (with Touch Cover $499).
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