Microsoft has announced new Surface tablet model, dubbed the ‘Pro 2′. It will ship with Windows 8.1 as standard and boasts several new features.
The Verge reports that the tablet appears unchanged on the outside – it still has a 10.6-inch screen – it does come with new inner workings.
Microsoft’s VP of Surface Panos Panay stated that the device is 95% faster than current laptops, thanks to its Intel’s Core i5 Haswell processor, and that it has increased battery life of 60%.
It has a new kickstand that offers greater freedom of orientation, and it comes with a 1080p display. Panay added, “This is power,” and stated that Surface Pro 2 delivers the, “full power of a PC in a tablet form factor.”
The Surface Pro 2 starts at $899 and goes high-end at $1,799. It comes in a 4GB RAM edition with either 64 or 128GB of storage, and an 8GB RAM model with either 256 or 512GB of storage.
It can be bought ahead of release tomorrow, September 24 at 8am PDT.
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