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New Microsoft Surface 2 Tablets Have Arrived
Posted By Joshua Sophy On September 27, 2013 @ 2:08 pm In Technology Trends | 6 Comments
There has been plenty of buzz about the new Microsoft 2 Surface tablets. And now the devices have finally been unveiled .
But small businesses looking for Windows tablets or tablet desktop hybrids may find both Microsoft devices  too pricey.
The new Microsoft Surface 2  (pictured above, blue, right) replaces the Surface RT and the new Microsoft Surface Pro 2  (pictured above, purple, left) replaces the Surface Pro. The second device is more like a tablet/desktop hybrid with what Microsoft claims is the power of a full PC.
The Microsoft Surface 2 will start at $449. However, an optional touch or type cover keyboard helpful when using software like Microsoft Office will run an extra $120 to $130. Upgrading from the standard 32 GB device to 64 GB pushes the device to $549.
Similarly, the Microsoft Surface Pro 2, which is what most business users will likely want, starts at $899 for a 64 GB device. An optional dock which provides added screen support and serves as a charger for the device adds nearly another $199 to the cost. Purchasing 128 GB, 265 GB or 512 GB devices will only further up the cost.
Both devices feature a 10.6 inch screen, front and rear cameras and improvements over the first generation Surface devices. For example:
The new Microsoft Surface devices introduced earlier this week should be available in stores Oct. 22, but you can pre-order your device immediately.
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 unveiled: http://blog.surface.com/b/surface/archive/2013/09/23/announcing-surface-2-surface-pro-2-and-new-surface-accessories.aspx
 may find both Microsoft devices: http://smallbiztrends.com/2013/09/new-microsoft-surface-pro-2-pricey.html
 Surface 2: http://surface.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/html/pbPage.PDPS/productID.286867200
 Surface Pro 2: http://surface.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/html/pbPage.PDPS/productID.286866600
 offerings from companies like Nokia: http://smallbiztrends.com/2013/09/nokia-new-windows-8-rt-tablet.html
 Dell are on the horizon: http://smallbiztrends.com/2013/09/new-dell-tablet-windows-8-1.html