The Surface 2 is being revealed as we speak. The device is thinner, lighter, comes in silver and has a Full HD 1080p screen as expected. The device will be available in 32GB and 64GB configurations. It will sell for $449 and be available on 10/22. Preorders will be available from 9/24 at 8AM ET. The silver looks very nice I think that’s what I’m going to purchase.
The Surface 2 comes with the same 2 stage kickstand that the Surface Pro 2 has. The windows logo was removed from the back of the device, instead it now says “Surface.”
Microsoft is claiming the device is 3-4 times faster than the previous Surface RT. It also comes with USB 3.0 instead of USB 2.0 like the old device. They mentioned a 72 core GPU which would mean a Tegra4 in the device. Expect full benchmark comparison between the devices as soon as possible.
The Surface 2 will come with Windows 8.1 by default, hopefully we’ll be able to jailbreak it.
Cameras have been improved by 5x according to Microsoft. The front facing camera has a 1/3″ Sensor and has significantly improved low light performance as demonstrated by Microsoft.
The Surface 2 and Pro 2 are going to include free Skype Wi-Fi and International calls for one year. Surface 2 and Pro will also include 200GB of Skydrive space for one year.
Surface 2 is going to start at $449 and will be released on 10/22.