Meet Microsoft’s latest foray into the high-end tablet market: the Surface Pro 2. At first look one would think that the new tablet is not much different than the Surface Pro, both measure 274.5 X 13.5 X 173 mm and are housed in a black painted magnesium chassis and have a 10.6 inch 1080p 10-point IPS touchscreen. The Pro 2 retains the USB 3.0 port on the left edge along with a volume adjuster and headset jack while the left edge stores the mini-DisplayPort and magnetic connector for the AC adapter.
Microsoft tried to up the ante with the new tablet and in order to achieve this has packed the Pro 2 with a variety of improvements. It runs Windows 8.1 Pro, an improved version of the Windows RT. To enable the Surface to run all its new features, it is powered by Intel’s Core i5 Haswell processor, Intel’s HD Graphics 4400 and has a longer battery life than its predecessor. It runs legacy business application, has a docking station and a keyboard/cover that includes a supplemental battery which will allow users to use the device for up to 20 hours. To the consumer choice the several variants of memory capacity is offered: 64/128GB (with 4GB RAM) or 256/512GB (with 8GB RAM). As for tablet side, the Pro 2 is able to run as many apps simultaneously as you wish and includes Surface Pen.
Microsoft found a good niche with its Pro line which devices are more than tablets but not as large as laptops. The Pro 2 model is a perfect alternative to the tablets: it has 10.6 inch screen i.e. the gabarits of typical tablet it allows to make presentations, e-sign documents and work in MC Office. Moreover, as an accessory to the Pro 2 there’s a keyboard or type cover that varies in models and colors: black, pink, blue, purple and red. The Surface tablet got it’s lucrative niche and here came the makeover, Surface Pro 3. The latest device is not a tablet anymore: larger screen (12 inch) and 4th generation processor Intel® Core™ i3, i5, or i7. Microsoft claims that new device will fully replace the laptop because of obvious advantages, at least such as touchscreen and portability.
If the pumped up features of the Pro 2 are not enough to make you try it, how about all the perks that Microsoft decided to throw in like a year’s access to Skype hotspots, one year landline calling through Skype, and 200GB of free SkyDrive storage for two years!
The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is available in 4GB RAM or 8 GB RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB configuration and prices starts at US $899. Prices for Surface in Malaysia differs with every retailer that is why PricePanda tries to make selection easier by offering you the best available Pro 2 price and reviews under one site.