Microsoft announces Surface RT 2
Now coming in a silver color variant, the Surface 2 packs a much improved 10.6-inch 1080p ClearType HD display. Windows RT 8.1 runs on top of everything as you’d expect, and of course, Microsoft also says that it’s thinner, lighter & faster.
Also, just like the Surface Pro 2, the Surface 2 looks the same on the outside; the Windows logo on the back is now gone, and the word ‘Surface‘ takes its place. The kickstand also goes farther as well, aiming to be able to go over your lap.
Apps have always been a problem for the RT platform, so MS highlights it during the event. They showed off Skype, Xbox Music, Office & SkyDrive – in which you get a lot of those when you purchase a Surface 2 (200GB SkyDrive storage for 2 years, Best Of Skype for 1 year & etc).
The accessories available on the Surface Pro 2 are also available for the Surface 2 as you’d expect. There’s a Power Cover that adds a 30wh battery to the device, a docking station that adds a load of USB ports, ethernet & such, a Type Cover 2 & Touch Cover 2 which are the same ones from last year but thinner, with more colors & now backlit, and there’s a Music Cover.
The Surface 2 will retail for $449 (Php19,500 converted), and along with the Surface Pro 2, it will be available on October 22 in the US. No word on local availability yet.
We will update this article once we get more info on the specs.