The biggest and universal complaint about the Surface RT was that it was sluggish. Microsoft seems to have zeroed in on that and delivered a much snappier device. Microsoft says the device runs 3 to 4 times faster than original Surface RT. Screen is now Full HD too and 25 percent better battery life. They are also bundling some impressive add-ons.
Surface Pro 2 looks to be a worthy upgrade to last year’s Surface Pro. The latest Intel Haswell processors are powering the device, 75 percent better battery life is a huge deal. That is the number one complaint for Surface Pro owners. It also now comes in White. Might not matter to a bunch of you but it does to others. The biggest disappointment about the Surface Pro 2 is the pricing. Starting at $899 I feel Microsoft misses an opportunity to strike a heavy blow to Apple’s iPad range especially the higher capacity end. The biggest positive is the improved performance touted for the device. When your device can handle 6K video processing that is some serious horsepower and graphic prowess going on. The docking station will be a nice add-on for the device but the pricing needs to be reasonable.
These are my super early impressions of the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. What stood out to you from the event? Does the starting pricing of $449 and $899 turn you off? Sound off in the comments and let me know.
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