In the recent past, it was in the news that Microsoft was reorganizing their business and they surely have some new surprises that will come up very soon. One of them is the Surface Phone. The Surface Phone is going to be first Microsoft Surface smartphone which is going to be revealed tomorrow.
Microsoft has organized a launch event tomorrow which will be the launching day for the Surface Phone as well as two new Surface tablets. Recently, Microsoft had taken over the mobile business unit of Nokia and is speculated that they might have used the resources from the Finnish company to quickly pop out a new Surface phone.
Let us talk about the new tablet that is going to arrive tomorrow from the Microsoft camp. The Surface Pro 2 is going to replace Surface Pro tablet. The Surface Pro tablet came with third gen Intel Core i5 CPU and had 4GB RAM. Well, the Surface 2 Pro tablet appears to be even more powerful. It has got fourth gen Intel Core i5 Haswell CPU that is coupled with 8GB RAM.
The Surface 2 Pro is expected to come out with a price tag of 900USD. Microsoft is selling 64GB variant at that price. The Surface 2 Pro 128GB variant is also available. It is priced at 1000USD. The 256GB variant of Surface 2 Pro can be bought for 1300USD and the 512GB version can be purchased for 1700USD.
The older Surface RT tablet is going to be replaced by Surface 2. It is an entry level tablet which is going to be revealed along with Surface 2 Pro and Surface Phone. The Surface RT had been criticized not only by the expert reviews but also by users who purchased it. Well, this time around with Surface 2, Microsoft will aim at answering all the complaints that came out from Surface RT tablet.
Surface 2 will get its horsepower from Tegra 4 CPU. Since users of Surface RT tablet complaint that the device performed sluggishly, manufacturers have packed twice the RAM on Surface 2 compared to predecessor model.
As far as the operating system is concerned, the Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro will be powered with the latest Windows 8.1 which will offer complete desktop functionality. Even the original Windows 8 couple of issues, so with Windows 8.1 Microsoft will be solving issues like bringing back the Start button and boot to desktop mode.
The Surface 2 will also feature a kickstand which can stand upright in two different angles. The display screen will support full HD 1080p resolution. It is rumored that the Surface 2 will be available in white color as well.
The Surface 2 Pro will be blessed with a docking station which will make it quite easy to charge the tablet. It will come with 3USB slots that can be used to connect keyboard, mouse and other peripherals. It will also come with microphone and audio output jack and 1Gbps Ethernet port. The docking station we are talking about will only support Pro tablets that is the older Surface Pro and the new Surface 2 Pro.