The plates are the next generation of Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 received a number of updates that distinguishes them from their predecessors.
Speaking about the new models, the vice-president of Microsoft Panos Panay (Panos Panay) said that the company had the task of not re-invent the wheel, but to make the unit better.
As expected, the updated version of the Surface got quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 (predecessor – Tegra 3), a higher resolution 10.6 “screen ClearType – Full HD 1080p, USB 3.0 port and a slot microSD. The battery of the new device provides a battery life by 25% more than its predecessor. According to Microsoft, Surface 2 running Windows RT 8.1 with improved multi-tasking function is 3-4 times faster than the first generation of Surface.
The cost model with 32 GB of flash memory is $ 449. New products will be shipped with Microsoft Office 2013 RT, including e-mail Outlook.Owner Surface 2 will receive a bonus of 200 Gbytes SkyDrive cloud storage for free use for two years.
Along with the new model will be available the updated Touch Cover 2 Cover with LED backlight. The cost of cover is $ 119.99.
According to the company, the new version of the tablet Surface Pro 2 is 20% percent faster than the previous model Surface Pro. Battery life new items increased by 75% compared to the original by using the processor Intel Haswell. Paired with a new cover Touch Cover 2 tablet will run 2.5 times longer battery life than the original Surface.
Specifications Surface Pro 2 include 10.6 “ClearType screen with a resolution of Full HD 1080p and 1.5 times better color reproduction, port USB 3.0, the slot microSD, interface DisplayPort, 4 or 8 GB of RAM, 64/128/256/512 GB flash memory, as well as the operating system Windows 8.1 Pro. Price Surface Pro 2 starts at $ 899.
Together tablet also features a docking station with two USB 2 ports, one USB 3, mini-DisplayPort connectors, and Ethernet.
Selling Tablet Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 will begin on October 22. The emergence of new products should be expected in the markets of 21 countries. Starting from September 24 to pre-order the device is opened.