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.
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.