Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 under scrutiny
The company did not want to give up your tablet, even after losing about a billion dollars last year with Surface RT. Microsoft has focused its efforts on promoting the success of the devices. The new tablet Microsoft Surface 2 is now official. Before radically rethink of the basic concept of Surface, the successor is a valid improvement effort on the original point from The Verge. Now, the Surface RT is a little big to attract the way what would a tablet either, but also lacks sufficient power to replace a laptop. Indeed, the new model offers significant improvements in both areas.
While the Original Surface processor Windows not successfully executed, the processor of the new version promises to increase performance up to four times, according to an article in Fortune. Meanwhile, RT Surface is heavier and thicker than many 10-inch tablets, at the other end, its successor is even thinner than the iPad today, the device you intend to compete. The slightly grainy screen of the tablet last year has been replaced by a display that shows images in HD (1080 p). Also, the screen can be folded back to an angle of 44 degrees, Microsoft has said that this feature improves the user experience when placing the device on your lap.
Among other developments, are the new versions of Touch and Type Cover Keyboard Cover. In this way, the Type Cover 2 is quite similar to the previous year’s edition, although the technology says that the experience of writing has improved. But the biggest change comes with the Touch Cover, which is thinner and has more than a thousand touch-sensitive areas, this is a huge step forward, if one takes into account that the previous version was a little over 80 areas.
Surface Pro 2
Like its predecessor , is a 10.1 inch tablet with many features that can make it a laptop or even a PC replacement. Microsoft has said it is “the most powerful tablet, professional and productive than ever made.” This latest update has not changed much visually, but incorporates a processor 50% faster than before, which gives it enough power to the device, for example, to edit video on a professional level. From The Verge claim that keep computer tablet mode is slightly uncomfortable as it is a bit thick and heavy. The dimensions have not experienced major changes to the Original Pro Surface.
Overall, the performance is good. For starters, the previous version does not have a low yield, so it is difficult to say to what extent the new model is better, at least to test it in real world situations, say in the specialized portal technology. The device has the following ports: USB 3.0 full-size micro SDXC card slot, headphone jack, mini Display Port, port cover. Microsoft claims it can support external resolutions up to 3840 × 2160 pixels. And the company wants the new model to replace the user’s home computer.
Finally, the battery life of the Surface Pro 2 is even 75% better, unlike before. The equipment will be available in 64 GB and 128 GB with 4GB of RAM , and 256GB editions and 512 GB with 8 GB of RAM .