Meet Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 tablet

Posted on Monday, Sep 23 2013 @ 18:39 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Also revealed today is Microsoft's Surface Pro 2, the second-generation of Microsoft's 10.6" tablet. The new model runs Windows 8.1 and uses an Intel Haswell Core i5-4200U processor, up to 8GB low-power memory, and up to a 500GB capacity SSD. The new model is faster than its predecessor and promises 60 to 75 percent more battery life!

Just like the RT-based Surface 2, the Surface Pro 2 will start shipping on October 22nd. In the US the price will start at $899 for a model with 4GB RAM and 64GB SSD. In Europe, the same model costs 879EUR. There will also be 128GB SSD/4GB RAM, 256GB SSD/8GB RAM and 512GB SSD / 8GB RAM models for 979EUR, 1279EUR and 1779EUR, respectively.

Engadget adds that Microsoft also revised the kickstand with more functionality:
The kickstand has also been revised for the refresh, as it's now a two-stage affair, addressing the issues many users had with the old Pro's awkward angle. As for ports, Microsoft says the Surface Pro 2 is loaded up with support for three USB 2.0, one USB 3.0, mini DisplayPort, Ethernet, audio in/out and, of course, charging. The Surface Pro 2, when docked, can output up to a 3,840 x 2,160 resolution on an external display and is capable of editing 6K video, backing up the company's repeated assertion that this tablet is actually a "full power PC."
Microsoft Surface Pro 2

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