Microsoft has recently launched their two new surface tables namely surface 2 and surface pro 2. They are clamming of improving its predecessor in all aspect starting from powerful chip set to better display and even more backup hours. Moreover they have done a kind of up gradation to the previous surface with addition of a little new features. Among the two the surface pro 2 is the high end model here comes the details, take a look.
Made up off magnesium little thinner and lighter than its predecessor. The surface pro 2 weighs about 907gm. Though Microsoft is calling it a surface tablet, it is much larger and heavier than that of android running tablet. The magnesium body is painted that’s look pretty good and up to some extend it is scratch proof.
Generally when the device sit comfortable in the palm you find touch screen key board pretty enjoyable else not that much comfortable. Rather than using touch screen you may find more comfort using a kickstand and a touch cover with keys having back lighting too. That makes you feel like using a laptop.
Almost all the port are located on the both side except one power button that is on the top. There are USB v3.0 port are available that speed up the data transfer. There are couple of loudspeaker are there with Dolby digital sound technology. On the left side of the Surface 2 Pro a 3.5mm audio jack is also there.
And there are few other accessories that comes with pro 2 are a touch pen, a wireless mouse, a touch cover which comes in 4 different colour. There is a specially designed touch cover available for music lover, where you can create remix easily also a lot of other things.
Processor and storage:
The surface pro 2 runs on fourth generation Intel Core i5-4200 “Haswell” dual-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz but capable of running at up to 2.6GHz. Comes with two versions either 4GB or 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM accordingly price varies. The Intel HD4400 graphics provides 50% better performance than its predecessor.
The new chipset makes the system faster and use less energy in the process. Microsoft is clamming it is faster than 95% of laptop out there to justify that they have also given a demo of processing 6k(9x Full HD resolution) video in real time. The battery life has also improved significantly by 75% due to the “Haswell” processor. More over the overall performance is increased by 20% than its previous version.
The 64GB model cost $899 ,128GB cost $999 , 256GB cost $1299 and 512GB is priced as $1799. But this is too much , microSD card slot is there you can use that instead of paying such hefty amount. In addition to that 200GB of Skydrive is available which is free for two years.
It has a significant 10.6” Clear Type touchscreen with pixel 1920×1080 is there as that of last year’s surface pro. But is has improved the color accuracy. That gives more natural color which everyone want.
They have not done anything extra with the camera that was in it’s predecessor. It is the same 0.9MP camera capable of recording 720p video. One thing they have improved is the sound clarity to Dolby digital making it a little bite loud and clear.
OS and connectivity:
Comes with Windows 8.1 pre-loaded. Here you can just open cascaded windows like laptop. It comes with internet explorer version 11. It supports Wi-Fi a/b/g/n sadly LTE is not there. On the other side you are getting free international calls on skype and free Wi-Fi for one year. Where as MS office 365 is free for one month. After that you can either buy or use the subscription version.
The battery life has improved significantly by 75% as that to surface pro which only 5 hour. So you can comfortably run full day without worrying at all.
I can say Microsoft has developed the product keeping eye on fully professionals and their requirement. They have tried to provide one kind of substitute or more appropriately I can say an alternative to the laptop, desktop and other tablet in current market. A device that can meet the requirement of all three in more or less.
- runs on fourth generation Intel Core i5-4200 “Haswell” dual-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz but capable of running at up to 2.6GHz
- It supports Wi-Fi a/b/g/n.
- Free international calls on Skype and free Wi-Fi for one year.
- Faster than 95% of laptop out there.
- Significant 10.6” Clear Type touchscreen with pixel 1920×1080.
- USB v3.0 is there to speed up the data.
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