Microsoft has just announced the Surface Pro 2, a laptop that is also a tablet. The Surface Pro 2 is a successor to the Surface Pro released last year. The Surface Pro 2 brings some key improvements including the latest Intel® Haswell processor running Windows 8.1. In addition, the new laptop/tablet will also feature a dual-angle Kickstand and optional docking station for your work. The competitors have also released their products for providing productivity in a compact form. The Samsung ATIV Book and Apple MacBook Air both promise a light weight laptop that is capable of performing your every day task.
The key difference between the three models listed below is that Microsoft is promising powerful performance with a great battery life in a tablet form factor thanks to the Intel i5 Haswell processor. There are few other areas where the Surface Pro 2 has the upper hand including higher storage capacity, rear facing camera, as well as smaller and a lighter body. Microsoft is also introducing the new dual-angle Kickstand which allows you work comfortably with Surface on your desk or in your lap. The Pro Pen with palm-blocking technology lets you draw, take notes, and mark up documents.
To make your purchasing decision easier, Microsoft Surface Pro 2 will come with 1 year of unlimited free voice calling to landlines in over 60 countries using Skype. You also get 200 GB of additional SkyDrive storage for 2 years when you buy a Surface Pro 2. The Surface Pro 2 is available to pre-order via Microsoft with prices starting at $899.