Surface Pro 2: technical specifications, pricing, & details

Surface Pro 2 with pen (purple version)

Microsoft has already unveiled Surface Pro 2 to the world and the device is a very significant upgrade from its predecessor. The team working on the next generation of the tablet has improved battery life by 75% from the original version, graphics is 50%, the 1080p display has 46% more color accuracy. According to Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, Pano Panay, Surface Pro 2 is 95% faster than most laptops today, and the device has improved 20% overall.

Knowing all the numbers is good, but everyone really likes to know what they are paying for. So here is the full tech specs for Surface Pro 2, which by the way will be available starting October 22, 2013 in U.S., Canada, and 21 other markets:

SEE ALSO: Microsoft launches Surface 2: pricing, specs, and accessories

Surface Pro 2 specs

Operating SystemWindows 8.1 Pro with one-month trial for new Microsoft Office 365 customers
Exterior10.81” x 6.81” x 0.53”
VaporMg casing
Volume and power buttons
Storage64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB
Usable Storage64GB = 37GB free
128GB = 97GB free
256GB = 225GB free
512GB = 481GB Free
Display10.6" ClearType Full HD display
1920 x 1080p
16:9 (widescreen)
10-point multitouch
Pen inputPen input and pen (included with purchase)
Pen digitizer features 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity
ProcessorFourth-generation Intel Core i5-4200U (1.6 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz) with Intel HD Graphics 4400
4 GB or 8 GB of RAM — dual-channel LPDDR3
TPM 1.2 (Trusted Platform Module – for Bitlocker Encryption)

Update: In December 2013, Microsoft updated the processor to the Core i5-4300U.
Memory64GB and 128GB models = 4GB
256GB and 512GB models =8GB
WirelessWi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 4.0 low energy technology
Battery42 W-h
Cameras and A/V720p HD front- and rear-facing cameras
Built-in microphone
Stereo speakers with enhanced signal processing
PortsFull-size USB 3.0
MicroSDXC card slot
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort
Cover port
SensorsAmbient light sensor
Power supply48W power supply (including 5W USB for accessory charging)
Weight2 Pounds
ColorDark Titanium
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
Price64 GB + Surface pen $899
128GB + Surface pen $999
256GB + Surface pen $1,299
512GB + Surface pen $1,799
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 15 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 21 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].