Microsoft Surface 2

More of a refinement of its predecessor than a full makeover to it, the Microsoft Surface 2 brings the Surface line up-to-date with a Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, an improved 1080p display, and a new two-stage kickstand. The Surface 2 is available in silver, compared to the original's black. Besides the color change, though, the new model looks mostly similar to the original Surface RT.

  • Status: Announced
  • Availability date: Oct. 22, 2013
  • Price at launch: $449.00

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Basic Specs

Thickness .35 inches
Weight 1.49 pounds
Screen size (diagonal) 10.6 inches
Operating system Windows RT
Launch OS version 8.1
CPU brand Nvidia
CPU family Tegra 4
RAM size 2 GB

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Height 10.81 inches
Width 6.79 inches
Thickness .35 inches
Weight 1.49 pounds
Color Silver
Speakers Stereo
Display
Screen size (diagonal) 10.6 inches
Technology LCD
Resolution (X) 1920 px
Resolution (Y) 1080 px
PPI 207.82
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Software
Operating system Windows RT
Launch OS version 8.1
Processor
CPU brand Nvidia
CPU family Tegra 4
Clock speed 1.7 GHz
Cores 4
Memory
RAM size 2 GB
Storage
Internal size 64 GB, 32 GB
External storage Yes
External storage support microSD
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 4.0
Front Camera
Effective pixels 3.5 megapixels
Rear Camera
Effective pixels 5 megapixels
Video resolution 1080p
Ports
Video out Yes
Headphone 3.5mm
Data connections Proprietary, USB 3.0
Sensors
Sensors Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer
Battery
Quoted use time 10 hr
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