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Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and New Accessories Available for Purchase

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Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced that its newest Surface models - Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 - as well as an expanded portfolio of new Surface accessories are now available for purchase at Microsoft retail stores, select third-party retailers, and authorized commercial resellers in 21 initial 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 United Kingdom and the United States. The new Surface products will be available in China in early November.

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My Surface 2 and Type Cover 2 should be here tomorrow, can't wait!
 

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4th generation Intel Core i5 Processor isn't telling me much. Even at the link and the purchase page it doesn't say anymore than that. Unacceptable MS. Unacceptable.
 

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Had to dig up a review to find the cpu. It's a Core i5-4200U. 1.6Ghz Dual core + HT, 2.6Ghz boost.
 
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You just gotta believe.
 
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anandtech has published reviews of both the tablets in question. check their website for a detailed review. As usual MS decides not to release surface in India. :banghead:
 

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Have fun not selling any Surface Pro 2's MS. You clearly didn't learn last time, people arent willing to drop that kind of cash on a tablet regardless of specs.
 
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looks better than last time, definitely still steep pricing.
 
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I'm waiting until next generation for a broadwell update. You get a little bit more battery life and get almost the same performance. Really not worth the upgrade.
 

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Have fun not selling any Surface Pro 2's MS. You clearly didn't learn last time, people arent willing to drop that kind of cash on a tablet regardless of specs.
Anand called the last generation the best ultrabook on the market. Which is an interesting point. I don't see these as tablets. It's a laptop, without the top (or bottom). Tablets are big smartphones, this is a small PC.
 
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Anand called the last generation the best ultrabook on the market. Which is an interesting point. I don't see these as tablets. It's a laptop, without the top (or bottom). Tablets are big smartphones, this is a small PC.
When Surface Pro first launched, it wasn’t just a good device, it was arguably the best Ultrabook on the market. Surface Pro 2 launches into a much more competitive marketplace. I don’t know if I can make the same statement about it vs. Ultrabooks today. That’s not a bad thing as it is still a very different type of device, but it does make for a more difficult buying decision.
Hmmm... I would rather have an ultra book vs. a Surface Pro 2. An ultra book actually has a certain job, a job which can't really be done as well on a Surface Pro 2. A tablet also has a job, which can't really be done as well on a Surface Pro 2. It's a compromise between the two... It isn't fulfilling one role the best as other devices do that are designed to fill that role. You are left with a $900 compromise.
 

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Hmmm... I would rather have an ultra book vs. a Surface Pro 2. An ultra book actually has a certain job, a job which can't really be done as well on a Surface Pro 2. A tablet also has a job, which can't really be done as well on a Surface Pro 2. It's a compromise between the two... It isn't fulfilling one role the best as other devices do that are designed to fill that role. You are left with a $900 compromise.
I'd rather have a new netbook (if we're being realistic). If we aren't, I'd have this.
 
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Hmmm... I would rather have an ultra book vs. a Surface Pro 2. An ultra book actually has a certain job, a job which can't really be done as well on a Surface Pro 2. A tablet also has a job, which can't really be done as well on a Surface Pro 2. It's a compromise between the two... It isn't fulfilling one role the best as other devices do that are designed to fill that role. You are left with a $900 compromise.
What exactly doesn't the Surface Pro 2 do well? It's portable, has a physical keyboard which acts as a cover, 1080p touch screen, and active pen support. Obviously people prefer different form factors (hence having competition) but I keep seeing comments like yours and I'm wondering what exactly it fails at besides being "different".
 
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Hopefully, there will be more acceptance with this tablet.

Windows 8 was just a rush job which made it suck for awhile but after some time with updates its a pretty good operating system.
 
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Got my Surface 2 and Type Cover 2 today.



 

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I really want a Surface Pro 2, personally. I love the 2 birds 1 stone approach that it offers. I just can't afford it, unfortunately.
 
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What exactly doesn't the Surface Pro 2 do well? It's portable, has a physical keyboard which acts as a cover, 1080p touch screen, and active pen support. Obviously people prefer different form factors (hence having competition) but I keep seeing comments like yours and I'm wondering what exactly it fails at besides being "different".
It's either a really crappy laptop or a really expensive tablet with a wide selection of programs that either nobody wants to use or can be gotten on a cheaper tablet or better laptop - not to mention that the keyboard is essentially a $120 one of these with no actual USB cable.
 

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I'm waiting until next generation for a broadwell update. You get a little bit more battery life and get almost the same performance. Really not worth the upgrade.
It was Surface RT that wasn't selling. Surface Pro did fine for it's price segment.
 

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It's either a really crappy laptop or a really expensive tablet with a wide selection of programs that either nobody wants to use or can be gotten on a cheaper tablet or better laptop - not to mention that the keyboard is essentially a $120 one of these with no actual USB cable.
I don't even know where to start. :wtf: