The Windows Surface 2:Here's What You Need To Know

File-It-Under: Windows portables By: D.F.Skin  



As you know Microsoft just announced and revealed the new Windows Surface 2 which is the follow up,revamped version of the Surface  RT. Though tablet disappointed in lackluster sales last year, you have to admit the tablet has an impressive hardware package. Microsoft gives us a glimpse Windows Surface 2 hardware as the tablet will sport the new Cleartype 1080p display,this generations Tegra 4 processor.

Microsoft states that it has increased its Bus speed to its WiFi ,memory and also beefed up its processor speed  (The are no reports on the CPU clock speed). In addition, there will now be a USB 3.0 port on the tablet which is a upgrade from the USB 2.0 connection that's used in Surface RT.  Microsoft has boasted that though the new tablet will operate 3 to 4 times faster than its predecessor, it will still be able to achieve 25 % longer battery life, up to 10 hours of video playback.
The design of the new Surface 2 will be similar to last years RT model, it will be much thinner at 8.9mm, lighter at 676g and will be constructed from two pieces of solid magnesium . It will sport its signature two stage kickstand and also will work with with the new Touch Cover 2 which will be available in both white and black. Moving right along to the camera, Microsoft will add a third-inch camera sensor to the front of the tablet which will assist in managing light in video webcams, particularly videos recorded in dim light . While we're on video chat, Microsoft will bless Surface owners with free international calling and Skype hotspot access. Microsoft will also give away 200 GB of  free SkyDrive storage  for two years.
But wait, there's more, Microsoft has quoted a price that will retail at a $449 start price, with an option 32GB and 64GB. If you're interested in the Surface 2 then you're in luck, you can begin placing your pre orders starting tomorrow morning  Sept 24th  8AM ET to be exact. On Oct 22 they will ship in 21 markets.
Credit Source: :: Microsoft and Engadget::