Microsoft has announced the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets along with tons of new accessories. Surface 2 is the upgraded version of the Microsoft Surface RT and the company has made lot of changes as compare to the older tablet.
The new Surface 2 runs on Tegra 4 processor along with a 1080p display. It has 25 percent better battery life and it is both thinner & lighter than the original Surface RT. It now supports USB 3.0 and it is currently priced at $449 (32 GB variant).
Along with Surface 2 company also unveiled the Surface Pro 2 which now runs on the Intel Haswell processor which provides around 20% improvement in the performance and around 75% improvement in the battery life as compare to the Surface Pro.
Surface Pro 2 would be available in 4GB and 128GB configurations with 4 GB of RAM and 256GB and 512GB configurations with 8 GB of RAM. The price for the 128Gb variant is $899. At the event microsoft also unveiled the new Touch Cover ($119) and a new Power Cover ($150-$200) for the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2.
The devices would be available across 21 markets from 22 October .