Microsoft launched its two new Surface tablets, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. both the devices got revealed in an event hosted at the New York City. As per the details given out by the company, both the devices will be getting released on October 22nd. It will be available initially in 22 markets. The device will be available both at the company website and also at third party websites like the eBay, FlipKart etc. Let's see what all are the highlights of the two tablets:
1. Surface Pro 2:
As per the claims of the company, the Surface Pro 2 Tablet is much faster than any of the laptops currently available. If the claims are accurate, the device has a 95% faster than other laptops. The Surface Pro 2 Tablet has a 50% increase in its Graphic performance and also 20% increase in its overall performance.
This 20% increased overall performance speed is due to the Haswell architecture, which gives an extra life to the battery of the device. The kickstand of the Surface Tablet has a modified version in the latest device. It has a second viewing angle right now, for those who use it a “lap” top and also a “Desk” top.
There is a new Power Cover for the Surface Pro 2. Power Cover is the name the company has given for the keyboard cover. The new cover can charge the Surface tablet while the device is working, which will give an extra life of 2.5x to the device. A new docking station is also available for the Surface Pro Tablet. This extra docking station can power up to two monitors and the Audio in/out.
Type Cover II, the latest version of the Type Cover, will be coming in multi colours this time. It will be having automatic keyboard back lighting too. As the Type Cover II is 1mm thinner than its previous version, it allows faster key board input as the distance between the keys are shorter. Though there are now words about whether the device will be travelling to India soon, we could figure out that the expected price of the device is $899, i.e., approximately 57,000/- Indian Rupees.
Just like the Surface Pro 2, the Surface 2 tablet is also thinner and lighter. The device will be coming in Black and White colours. This device also packs a two angle kickstand like the Surface Pro 2 tablet. The device has the same screen as the Pro 2 device. With a Full HD display, the device will be featuring 1080 pixels resolution.
The new Surface device will be running n Windows RT 8.1, which will allow the screen to be split in to three sessions, which can help in improved multi tasking. The previous model Surface had a 12 core GPU. Now, it has been upgraded to 72 cored GPU, so, there will e dramatic changes for sure. The front camera of the device has been equipped with an improved sensor, which, as per the claim of the company, can improve the lighting. The screen can adapt to the lighting intensity and can light up your face while chatting using the camera over Skype. There is an attractive offer along with Surface 2 tablet. The offer is that, every purchaser of the device will be getting free access to Skype for one year and access to Skype hotspots around the world.
The Surface 2 will be priced at $449, approximately 29,000/- Indian Rupees. Both the devices will be making its entry to the online and offline stores in the coming month.
New York City witnessed the launching of the two Surface Tablets.
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