Microsoft introduced the second generation of tablet Surface Pro

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As expected , Microsoft today officially unveiled the Surface Pro 2 – a new version of its flagship 10.6-inch Windows-tablet. And the changes in the new version came out more cosmetic than revolutionary. The new processor, a new stand, new accessories, new performance. But first things first lock of.

“We have improved the overall performance by 20 percent”, – said Panos Panay, vice president of Surface by Microsoft.

“If you thought that this tablet was so fast, but now you say that it is fast as lightning.”

According to Panay, the tablet has now become as fast as 95 per cent on the market leptopv, and its graphics performance has increased overall by 50 percent.

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Powered updated Surface Pro 2 processor-based Intel Core i5 series Haswell. Microsoft says that with these processors the company managed a 60 per cent increase the battery life of the battery. In addition, the company held a great deal of work on the cooling system innovations, making it quieter and much more efficient than the original Surface.

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In addition to this, the new Surface Pro 2 promises to solve one of the major causes of complaints that were associated with the original model. Its built-in stand. It was, frankly, as the fifth leg of the dog. She was awkward to use, if necessary, when the tablet had to be placed on your lap. The new stand is going to be more convenient, since it is now allows you to set the angle of inclination of the two for a total of up to 55 degrees (in the original stand alone device hanging down by 22 degrees).

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Full HD-screen device also undergone some changes in a positive way. It has become more bright, juicy, crisp and 46 percent better conveys the color scheme.

“That’s the power of it,” – says Panay, confident in the fact that now-a-Surface Pro 2 will be able to provide the consumer with “all the charm of a full-fledged computer, enclosed in a tablet form factor.”

An updated version of the operating system based on Windows 8.1 will ship on October 22, that is actually just a couple of days after the start of the mass release of the OS.

Cost for Surface Pro 2 will start with $ 899 and end in 1799 dollars. In this case, the tablet will be available in two basic configurations – with 4 GB of RAM and 8 GB. The version with 4 GB of RAM will offer a choice of 64 GB or 128 GB of permanent storage. For the rich there are versions with 8 GB of RAM, which in turn will offer a choice between 256 GB and 512 GB of permanent storage. Pre-orders for the tablet are likely to start tomorrow.

Anyone who buys himself Surface Pro 2, will receive a bonus access to some services Microsoft. Such as free access to Skype calls a year, endless access to branding access points Wi-Fi Skype, but other than that – two years of free access to 200 GB of storage in the cloud service SkyDrive.

In conclusion, it is worth noting that Microsoft introduced several new accessories for its tablet Surface. Surface Pro line will get a docking station (summer of 2014), which transforms the tablet into something more like a traditional computer with additional connectors USB, which you can connect a mouse and keyboard, as well as a connector Mini DisplayPort, which lets you connect to an external device monitor. In addition, introduces a new line of accessories Connects the keyboard Power Cover, which will offer additional built-in battery that increases the total time of the tablet, as well as a new keyboard Type Cover 2 with lights. The cost of the latter will be $ 130.

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