Introducing Surface 2: full tech specs and info

Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets

Now that Surface 2 has been officially unveiled and as Pano Panay, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, said “Surface 2 is not subtle, but is a revamp”, however the big question still remains: will the tablet live up to customers expectations? This is something we’ll find out starting October 22nd in the U.S., Canada, and 21 other markets. In the meantime lets dig into what $449 and $549 will get you.

For more information about the new line of Microsoft tablet, check out my previous recap on pricing, spec details, and accessories.

Surface 2 specs

Operating SytemWindows RT 8.1 with Microsoft Office 2013 RT versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook. Works exclusively with apps available in the Windows Store.
Chassis 10.81” x 6.79” x 0.35”
Volume up/down and power buttons
Usable Storage32GB = 18GB free
64GB = 47BG free
Display10.81” x 6.79” x 0.35”
Less than 1.49 lbs
Magnesium (Silver)
Volume up/down and power buttons
ProcessorNVIDIA Tegra 4 (T40) 1.7GHz quad core
WirelessWi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 4.0 low energy technology
BatteryUp to 10 hours of video playback
7–15 days idle life
Camera + A/V3.5MP front-facing camera
5MP rear-facing camera
1080p video capture
Stereo speakers (digitally enhanced for fuller sound)
Two microphones (with noise cancellation)
PortsFull-size USB 3.0
MicroSDXC card reader
Headset jack
HD video out port
Cover port
SensorsAmbient light sensor
Weight1.49 pounds
ColorMagnesium (Silver)
Power supply24W power supply
Direct internet connectivityNo (but LTE is coming in 2014)
AvailabilityOctober 22, 2013
Pre-installed appMail, Calendar, People, Internet Explorer 11, Photos, Music, Video, Games, Skype, Fresh Paint, Calculator, Reading List, Reader, Scan, News, Weather, Sports, Travel, Finance, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink, Help, Camera, SkyDrive, Sound Recorder and more
Price32GB $449
64GB $549
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty
About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].