Microsoft Surface 2 was launched last month and thanks to Ian, the media is able to purchase it at a media discount. The retail price of a Surface 2 is SGD$618 for 32GB and SGD$748 for 64GB. I bought the 32GB version.
Been using it for a few weeks and I love the slightly bigger screen as compared to the iPad Air. Everything is pretty snappy with the NVIDIA Tegra 4 1.7GHz quad core processor and 2GB of RAM.
Because there is no LTE variant of the Surface 2 in Singapore, this is pretty much a stay-home device. Oh and there is Plex App for Windows which cost USD$5.99 that allows you to stream movies/tv shows from your Plex server!
I don’t really use Microsoft Office much these days but Windows RT 8.1 comes with Microsoft Office 2013 RT versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook.
Remember to update to Windows 8.1 Update the moment you get your Surface 2 as the update is out!
|OS||Windows 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.|
|Exterior||275 mm x 173 mm x 8.9 mm
Magnesium (Silver) color
Volume and power buttons
|Storage||32GB or 64GB|
|Display||10.6″ ClearType Full HD Display
|CPU||NVIDIA Tegra 4 (T40) 1.7GHz quad core
2 GB of RAM
Bluetooth 4.0 low-energy technology
|Battery||10 hours of video playback
7–15 days idle life
|Cameras and A/V||3.5MP front-facing camera
5MP rear-facing camera
1080p video capture
Two microphones (with noise cancellation)
Stereo speakers (digitally enhanced for fuller sound)
|Ports||Full-size USB 3.0
MicroSDXC card reader
HD video out port
|Sensors||Ambient light sensor
|Power Supply||24W power supply|
|Warranty||one-year limited hardware warranty|
|Apps (included)||Mail, 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, OneDrive, Sound Recorder and more|
(SGD inclusive of GST)