Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro: Hands-on

23 September 2013
Microsoft is presenting two new Surface tablets, saying "reinventing the wheel is not the goal, making it better is." This better wheel of theirs features a more powerful chipset, improved battery life, better screen, more ports, even the accessories are better.

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AnonD-189818, 23 Sep 2013faster than 95% of laptops, now wait, how so.... the processors ... moreDo you know that Pro 2 has 8 gb Ram?!

  • Qch

AnonD-189818, 23 Sep 2013faster than 95% of laptops, now wait, how so.... the processors ... moreWell. Their claims are based on facts. MOST laptops sold had CPUs weakers than their i5. How many laptops sold (in volume) have, say, i7 on board?

  • Anonymous

With the new 2-in-1's coming out including their detachable keyboards, running full x86 windows, having 11+hour battery-life, all starting at 349.. seriously, whatever Microsoft is using that extra 150 for, it ISN'T paying somebody to think.

  • AnonD-189818

faster than 95% of laptops, now wait, how so.... the processors don't come even close to any basic 3rd gen notebook offerings,, nor does the ram,, if ur speaking about the app performance or response,, well is it now how a tablet should perform, but that don't necessarily mean its faster than all the laptops,, pc>laptop>smartphone hardware wise let it be mac or windows pc, not saying about the software or user interface, i hate when such big and prestigious companies make so foul claims, tablets is meant to have a lite user interface which is faster and the apps are more responsive , they are to be optimized that way.

  • AnonD-78488

Another surprise for the day. Good one, MS. and looking forward to the Nokia Lumia Sirius tab as well.

  • Anonymous

The Surface Remix Project looks cool

  • Anonymous

They could've made the rt replacement using the new Atom chip for the same price, used full windows but less free software, and it would be awesome! Instead they'll trick a couple people into getting an rt, who'll then give the surface overall terrible reviews, and the rest of their customers will have to choose between the very expensive pro or simply find a different brand for a significant savings.

  • AnonD-189799

I'm getting the new Surface pro2. I wanted the first one but the battery life was stupid. If it has 7-8 hours of battery time and a similar or lower price compared to the old Surface Pro, i'm buying this ASAP :D

  • AnonD-70078

still love my surface pro 1

  • AnonD-70018

Anonymous, 23 Sep 2013You have any idea how many people out there have no idea what's ... moreIf a person goes out and buys something this expensive without doing any kind of research that says more about them than a company's naming convention. It says very clearly in the article that the surface 2 is running Windows RT, and if you google anything about them you find the distinction between the two. I'm sorry, but if someone gets one without knowing which OS it runs, it's entirely their own fault.

  • AnonD-70018

Anonymous, 23 Sep 2013And why are you so uptight? It's almost like you came out with t... moreBecause I'm sick of hearing stupid arguments, most of the time making no sense when you try and use them in other contexts.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-70018, 23 Sep 2013What? What are you on about? Do you get annoyed when apple don't... moreYou have any idea how many people out there have no idea what's the difference between the 2? If you have an RT there people might ask why have that, now you take it away people will think it's Windows 8.1. Already someone is asking below. Obviously you fail to see why this could be an issue.

  • Sumer Ghandour

we care about Price ??
we don't want an expensive tablet

  • Anonymous

AnonD-70018, 23 Sep 2013What? What are you on about? Do you get annoyed when apple don't... moreAnd why are you so uptight? It's almost like you came out with the RT idea and no one is taking to it.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-70018, 23 Sep 2013What? What are you on about? Do you get annoyed when apple don't... moreI'm on about the fact that RT didn't sell well so why continue with it. Why not just let it run Windows 8.1 since now Haswell has given the the Pro better battery life, why not just give the 2 different tablet different specs.

  • Anonymous

does it come with 3g or 4g feature this time?

  • AnonD-70018

Anonymous, 23 Sep 2013So they are still trying to screw people this time round, just m... moreWhat? What are you on about? Do you get annoyed when apple don't put iOS after their touch device names and think they run OSX?

  • AnonD-48141

Vaio Tap 11 -nfc , full HD IPS TRILUMINUS , digitiger (supports adobe softwares and more ) dettachable keyboard , i5 4gig of ram (i7 verson 8gig of ram) ....WINDOWS 8 pro 64bit

  • Anonymous

AnonD-134497, 23 Sep 2013Surface 2 is also knows as Surface RT 2 but they have excluded t... moreSo they are still trying to screw people this time round, just making it less obvious?

  • AnonD-172491

If they got it right this time then its time to say goodbye to my android and iOS tablet