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200 GB storage included for 2 years 1


Unlimited minutes & Wi-Fi for 1 year2

Surface 2 runs office

The tablet that runs Office

Works with full, touch-optimized versions of your favorite Office apps, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.3

Exclusively on Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets: 200 GB of online OneDrive storage for 2 years, and unlimited Skype worldwide minutes for a year included.

Great apps for work and play

We've got the apps you want, so you can do the things you really do every day. Netflix and Twitter, sure, but Surface is the only tablet that lets you play Halo. And no need to bring your Kindle – just fire up the Kindle app and pick up reading right where you left off.

Touch and Type Cover 2, now backlit

Take Surface from tablet to laptop in a snap. The new Touch and Type Covers are backlit, so you can keep an eye on the keys even in low light. Our best-selling Type Cover 2 comes in three new colors: cyan, purple, and magenta.

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Crystal-clear display

Crystal - clear display

Your videos and photos look better than ever on the 1080p Full HD display.

Surface 2 kickstand

New dual-position kickstand

The sturdy Kickstand now features two positions, so you can choose the angle that works best for you and work comfortably from your desk or on your lap.

Surface 2 cameras

Sharper front and rear-facing cameras

With front and rear facing cameras it's easy to take selfies or have a great Skype session.

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Starts at

Surface 2

Starts at

Surface Pro 2

Starts at

Weight and size

10.81 x 6.81 x 0.37 in
1.5 lbs

10.81 x 6.81 x 0.35 in
< 1.5 lbs

10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 in
2 lbs

Battery life

Up to 8 hours
7-15 days idle life
Charges in 2-4 hours with included power supply

Up to 10 hours5
7-15 days idle life
Charges in 2-4 hours with included power supply

7-15 days idle life
Charges in 2-4 hours with included power supply


Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3

Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5


32 GB4


32 GB or 64 GB4


64/128 GB4    256/512 GB4

4 GB RAM      8 GB RAM


Windows RT

Free upgrade to Windows RT 8.1

Windows RT 8.1

Windows 8.1 Pro

Screen resolution

1366 x 768

1920 x 1080

1920 x 1080


Two 720p HD cameras,
front and rear-facing

3.5 megapixel front-facing camera
5.0 megapixel rear-facing camera

Two 720p HD cameras,
front and rear-facing


USB 2.0

USB 3.0

USB 3.0

LTE Compatibility

Not available

Available option6

Not available


Includes Surface Pen with Palm block technology

1Get 200 GB of additional OneDrive storage for 2 years. See onedrive.com/surface for terms and conditions.
2Get 1 year of unlimited free voice calling to landlines in over 60 countries. Calling excludes special, premium and non-geographic numbers. Free WiFi at Skype hotspots worldwide with your purchase of Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2. Internet access fees may apply. Calling to select countries and lines only. Other terms and fair usage policies apply; see skype.com/surface for details.
3Surface comes with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT. Surface 2 comes with Microsoft Office 2013 RT. Some functionality may be limited. See office.com/officeRT
4System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage. 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. For more information, see surface.com/storage
5Up to 10 hours of battery life for video playback. Battery life for other uses will vary.
6Service activation on qualifying data plan required; additional fees apply. Coverage not available everywhere; LTE is available in select markets and through select carriers. Speeds will vary based on site conditions. For details on LTE support, contact your carrier for details.