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Microsoft Surface 2 Announced

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Surface 2

Microsoft has officially announced the Surface 2 Windows RT 8.1 tablet. It is slimmer, has a higher resolution and faster than the original but In an interesting move, Surface 2 will be selling alongside Surface RT instead of replacing it. A comparison of the two is shown below:

 Surface 2Surface RT
Dimensions10.81" x 6.79" x 0.35"10.81" x 6.77" x 0.37"
Display10.6-inch 1920 x 108010.6-inch 1366 x 768
Weight< 1.49 lbs1.5 lbs
ProcessorNVIDIA Tegra 4 (1.7Ghz)NVIDIA Tegra 3
Wireless802.11n802.11n
RAM2GB2GB
Storage32GB or 64GB eMMC32GB or 64GB
BatteryUnknown31.5 Wh
PriceFrom USD$449From USD$349

The drop in price for the Surface RT makes it an attractive 10” tablet leading into the Christmas period. Whether the price drop of Surface RT or the increased specs of Surface 2 will help boost sales of Microsoft’s foray into Windows RT tablets is yet to be seen. One thing is for sure though, we are spoilt for choice for good tablets now.

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