Microsoft Surface 2 (4G): pre-order now for £540 ahead of 8 May release date

Microsoft Surface 2 (4G): pre-order now for £540 ahead of 8 May release dateIt's taken a while to happen, but Microsoft is at long last taking pre-orders for its Surface 2 (4G) tablet ahead of its official rollout on 8 May.

The Windows RT 8.1 tablet was notable by its absence when Microsoft announced the second generation Surface last September, but fast forward six months and finally the wait is over.

To be fair, Microsoft said at the time we'd be into 2014 before the micro-SIM-supporting slate would break cover, but we were hoping for early 2014 rather than not far from halfway through the year.

The Microsoft Surface 2 (4G) is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, and features a 10.6in full HD display. The only storage option is 64GB, but users will get 200GB of free OneDrive storage (for two years, anyway) and there's a microSDXC card slot too.

Connectivity options includes the rarity of a full-size USB 3 port, plus Skype users get free unlimited minutes and free access to Wi-Fi hotspots for a full year. Office 2013 RT comes pre-installed.

Microsoft is promising 10 hours of video playback before you'll need a recharge, and all that for the small matter of £540. Oh, plus whatever you're paying for the 4G contract, obviously.

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equ7  Apr. 11, 2014 at 23:06

For such news their pr department cant even be bothered to pay people to coment it seems


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