Microsoft Officially Unveils New Surface RT 2 Revamped
Microsoft also officially unveiled the newly revamped Surface RT 2. Here’s the breakdown of specs and features on the new Surface RT refresh:
[li]Supposedly more focused on productivity[/li][li]Faster - doubled the bus speed - increased the CPU speed - Tegra 4 processor[/li][li]New full HD display - same full HD display as the Pro 2 - 10.6-inch 1080p[/li][li]built from two pieces of Magnesium[/li][li]Battery life has been improved by 25% - 12 hours of battery life[/li][li]Now available in white as well as the original slate black color[/li][li]More than 100,000 apps in the Windows Store no available[/li][li]Full Office suite included this time, including Outlook - just like on the Surface Pro & Pro 2[/li][li]Surface 2 also features a 72-core GPU for vastly improved gaming performance - part of the Tegra 4 processor architecture[/li][li]New kickstand design that supports multiple viewing angles[/li][li]USB 3.0 port[/li][li]Rear camera that is five times better than the original optics - front camera improved as well[/li][li]free international calling with Skype along with each Surface 2 purchase[/li][li]Surface 2 comes with 200GB of SkyDrive storage[/li][li]“New cover now features 1,092 integrated sensors compared to 80 sensors in the first-generation cover. The result is a much more accurate typing experience” - new predictive typing feature that corrects words even when you miss keys or hit the wrong keys[/li][/ul]
As far as pricing info goes, we have word that the 16GB model of the Surface RT 2 will sell for $449. It should be launching October 22nd. They are actually calling this one the Surface 2 to differentiate it from the Surface RT.
The original Surface RT will still be available for $349.99. Furthermore, the original model will also get Microsoftâ€™s full Office suite with Outlook.
September 23rd at 8AM EDT preorders become available for all of the new Surface products.