Microsoft announces the Surface Pro 2 tablet

surface-pro2When it comes to the world of tablets, there are truly just two different choices of mobile operating systems to choose from that offers a wide array of apps – iOS or Android. Other mobile platforms are not exactly the most popular, but Microsoft sure is pushing their Windows platform pretty hard on the tablet front, never mind the fact that their initial batch of Surface tablets did not do as well as expected, causing the company to write down the existing stock previously that affected the company’s earnings report. Definitely bitten once and not shy the second time, Microsoft as just announced its latest Surface Pro 2 model, in addition to a bunch of other accessories to complement it, of course.

Microsoft claims that the Surface Pro 2 is the “most productive tablet on the planet”, and I am quite sure that many from both iOS and Android camps will decry that particularly blasphemous statement in their own eyes. To each his own, I guess. Microsoft has touted that the Surface Pro 2 benefits from significant updates, where among them include improvements to processing power and battery life, display and camera resolution, as well as a kickstand which will now feature a second, wider angle, allowing it to b a whole lot more comfortable to use on a desk or on your lap, depending on which working style you prefer the most. There are also enhancements made to Windows 8.1 Pro that makes the Surface Pro 2 all the more powerful and customizable.

If you are won over by the new Surface Pro 2, your purchase will include free Skype calling to landlines in over 60 countries for one year, as well as unlimited Skype Wi-Fi at more than 2 million hotspots worldwide for one year, in addition to 200GB of free SkyDrive storage for two years. The Surface Pro 2 will hope to be a true laptop replacement in due time, where it runs on an Intel Core i5 processor, accompanied by 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB configurations, with prices starting at $899 onward.

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