In a bit of a early surprise announcement, Microsoft announced the Surface 2 will be available for pre-order starting at 8:00 AM September, 24th (Tomorrow).
We were a little caught be surprise (as a lot of folks were) but we’re watching the launch video and searching for more details as we type. So, here’s what we have so far for Surface 2 pricing and availability…
Surface 2 (RT) Pricing
Surface 2 pricing will start at $449 for the 32GB version and $549 for the 64GB version. The original Surface RT will stay at $349 (for now).
- 32 GB $449
- 64 GB $549
Surface 2 Pro Pricing
Surface 2 Pro pricing will start at $899 for the Surface 2 for the 64GB with 4GB or RAM model and will go up to $1799 for a maxed out 8GB/512GB version. Yes, you read that right, there will be an option for double the RAM and up to 512GB of storage!
Here’s the full list:
- 64 GB + Surface pen $899
- 128 GB + Surface pen $999
- 256 GB + Surface pen $1,299
- 512 GB + Surface pen $1,799
Surface 2 Availability
According to Microsoft, “The new models will be available at Microsoft retail stores, MicrosoftStore.com and select third-party retailers in 22 initial markets, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States on Oct. 22 and China in early November. Additional markets will be announced in the coming months.”
We’re also writing up an analysis of the specifications in comparison to the original and a list of the new accessories including a docking station and powered backlit keyboard cover that will greatly increase your battery life.
Tim Rolston is a professional geek with over 23 years of experience working in Information Technology and dealing with everything from large-scale storage to remote systems management and automation for organizations such as Texas Instruments, Mobil Oil, and the University of Michigan (where he was an Academic IT Director).
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