An announcement had been made by Microsoft Corp. that there was a growth in the family of Microsoft Surface tablets. Microsoft has unveiled two contemporary models of Surface which are Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 and several other new accessories of Surface will also be accessible at the Microsoft retail stores. Commercial re-sellers and third party retailers are also selected in twenty two initial markets which includes Norway, Finland, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Ireland, Newzealand, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, US and the UK and China as well. The announcement of additional markets will also be done shortly.
The features of Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2
The top 2 parameters of design in the improvement of Microsoft’s Surface Pro Tablets and Surface was something known as “lapability” and battery life, according to the unit which was responsible for creating the new versions of accessories. Various processors are used by Microsoft that have the ability of boosting the battery life and has made a Power Cover Keyboard which again includes in it an extra battery that helps in extending the life.
. The Surface 2 includes the operating system of Windows RT 8.1 along with Microsoft Office 2013 RT renditions of Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, OneNote and Excel. A one month trial has been provided by Surface 2 for the new Microsoft Office and three hundred and sixty five customers.
. The Surface 2 is accessible in models that have less internal storage . The Surface 2 includes models of 64GB and 32GB.
. The CPU of the Surface Pro 2 benefits from the fourth generation Intel Core i5-4200U along with I.6GHz and also with 2.6 GHz of Intel Turbo Boost. NVIDIA Tegfra 4 helps in running the Surface Pro 2 along with quad- core processor of 1.7 GHz.
. There is a wireless connectivity associated with both the Surface tablets.
However the prices are different for the two Surface tablets. The Surface Pro 2 costs $899 for 64GB, $999 dollars for 128GB, $1,299 for 256GB, $1,799 for the model of 512GB and a Surface Pen is available for each of them. The Surface 2 costs $499 for the model of 32GB and $549 for the model of 64GB.
Can Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 be regarded as tablets?
You can type very easily on a Surface tablet than on an iPad. Like ordinary tablets, these Surface tablets also include touch screen keyboards. The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 works the best when an optional cover is attached to them and on the inside, there is another keyboard as well. The Type Cover 2 is a good one. The Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2 can be found in four colors which are black, purple, pink and blue. There are silent keys and the covers have backlighting and when you type on it you will feel similar to a laptop keyboard.
For the tablets, a sleek mouse that is wireless has been designed and it is very helpful. It has been created in such a way that it can cope-up with the Pro rendition of Surface.
The Surface 2 also includes a version of Microsoft Office which includes the calender program and the Outlook email and this has happened for the very first time.