Microsoft has officially announced it’s second generation of Windows 8 Tablets, the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2.
Still running on Windows RT, the Surface 2 is thinner, lighter, and faster than the original Surface tablet. The new version now sports a 1080p ClearType display and is now equipped with Nvidia’s Tegra 4 GPU, promising upto 10 hours of battery life while playing videos.
The new Surface Pro 2 is now equipped with an Intel Core i5 Haswell processor, a 1080p ClearType display and a much longer battery life.
Both tablets now feature a kickstand what will support a table-level angle (for when you want to actually work on the device) and a much lower angle for working on your lap.
Microsoft also pulled the wraps off the Surface Docking Station. The DockStation adds a number of additional ports like four USB ports, a Mini DisplayPort, Ethernet, audio in and out, and a power port.
As for pricing, the Surface 2 will be available in 32GB and 64 GB variants costing $449 and $549 respectively. The Surface Pro 2 will start at $899 and will be offered in 64GB and 128GB configurations with 4GB of RAM. 256GB and 512GB versions with 8GB of RAM.
Both models will be initially available in 22 markets including: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA.