Microsoft to include free Skype calls and 200GB SkyDrive storage with Surface 2 tablets

Microsoft has chosen to include some interesting extras with the new Surface 2 tablets. As well as announcing the actual hardware today, this bundle include free Skype calls and SkyDrive storage to get you started with your new Windows 8 product. The best part? Both Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 purchases are eligible for the promotion. So what's included with each purchase?

You'll receive 200GB of SkyDrive storage for two years. That's a massive amount of cloud, which can be utilised for anything and everything. Fancy buying a Nokia Lumia 1020? Now you'll be able to upload high quality shots to share with friends without freaking out about your 20,000 photo album from taking up too much space.

That's not all as free Skype calls to landlines in 60 countries, coupled with free Skype WiFi at over 2 million hotspots for a single year are also included. Tablets are perfect products for keeping in touch with family and friends, especially when abroad and with this promotion pack, you'll be able to enjoy calls back home or video chats on the free WiFi.

So which Surface 2 are you? Answer in our poll!

Source: Surface Blog

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.