Microsoft announces Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

Microsoft announced on Monday both new version of the Microsoft Surface and tons of new accessories like: Touch Cover 2, Type Cover 2, Power Cover, Docking Station for Surface Pro, Wireless Adapter for Typing Covers, Car Charger with USB and Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition

Both Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 will come with Windows 8.1 OS. Microsoft describe them as “faster than 95 percent of laptops today,” and the Surface Pro 2 that can be customized with 256 or 512 GB memory 8 GB RAM (or 64GB and 128GB with 4GB of RAM), will have the same internal memory space like most laptops. Yet, it will be sold starting nearly 900$ (Same as most laptops!)

As for the Surface 2, it will come with an internal memory of 32 or 64 GB and will be sold starting 450$.

New features and enhancements will include USB 3.0 external interface, 1080p ClearType resolution screen, 50% more battery life, 3-4 times faster CPU, increased bus speeds for memory and improved Wi-Fi

The two tablets will be released on October 22 in 22 markets, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the U.S. As for preorder, it will start on September 24 at Microsoft Stores and Best Buy US and Canada.

The first Microsoft Surface was not very well reviewed. According to a lot of sources, it had a lot of problems especially with the software. Stay tuned to see if the next generation fixes all those problems!

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