Yesterday was a big day for Microsoft, unveiling their follow ups to last year’s Surface tablets. The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 look to shake things up by building off of a solid foundation started in 2012, now powered by Windows 8.1.

While both devices remain at the same price points, the have improved substantially. The Surface 2 is now lighter, thinner and sports a 1080P display while the Surface Pro 2 has upgrade graphics, processor, better display, higher quality speakers and more than double the battery life.

That’s in addition to the newly re-worked kickstand, power connector and all the other refinements added to the updated Surface series (plus all of those accessories).

Customers can now head to the Microsoft Store to start the reservation process:

The pricing, as reported yesterday, is as follows:

Surface 2 (Windows RT 8.1)

  • 32GB - $449
  • 64GB - $549

Surface Pro 2 (Windows 8.1 Pro)

  • 64GB/4GB RAM - $899
  • 128GB/4GB RAM - $999
  • 256GB/8GB RAM - $1299
  • 512GB/8GB RAM - $1799

Both devices are expected to ship on October 21 and should be on your doorstep on the 22nd. For a full list of country availability for the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, see our earlier coverage.