Microsoft announces Surface 2, ‘the most productive tablet ever built’

The second wave of Surface tablets is upon us. Microsoft’s Panos Panay has just announced the Surface 2 on stage in New York. He describes it as “the most productive tablet ever built,” while noting that the second generation Surface tablets are the product of over 18 months of development work.

Checking off the usual upgrade boxes, the Surface 2 is thinner, lighter, and faster than the original Surface slate. It’s also adding a new silver color option to go with the classic black, there’s a new 1080p ClearType display, and Microsoft has “increased the CPU speed dramatically.” Nvidia’s Tegra 4 is, as expected, at the heart of the new Surface, which Microsoft promises will last for up to 10 hours while playing back video. There’s also a full-size USB 3.0 port for transferring files.

Source: The Verge

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