Surprisingly (for me), Microsoft announces the latest Surface 2 (running on Windows 8.1 RT) and Surface Pro 2 (Running on Windows 8.1 Pro) today. It will be available for pre-order from tomorrow (24th September – I believe it will be in US time).
The tablets will be available in selected markets from 22nd October, according to the Surface Blog.
What is interesting is the Surface Pro 2. It will be running on Core i5 with the 4th Gen Intel Chip (Haswell), has front (3.5 MPX) and back (5 MPX) camera, dual step kickstand, higher screen resolution, Stylus, new covers (including one clever Surface Music Cover which you can find more information at http://www.surfaceremixproject.com).
And finally, the Surface Pro 2 will be coming in 256GB and 512GB SSD. I was hoping it has a 4G SIM Card module in it but it could not be confirmed.
As for Surface 2, it is similar except for the OSes, processor (running on NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor) and without the stylus. I will not be going into details as there are not much. Instead I will be showing you the videos.
Introduction of the new Surface tablets
Surface Pro 2
Surface Music Cover
These are not all. Some cool accessories – a wireless adapter for Type and Touch Covers (which has backlit), a car charger, Arc Touch (Surface Edition that uses Bluetooth).