Earlier we posted a news article discussing Microsoft's unveiling of their Surface 2 tablet, but this was not the only device they debuted this morning. They also included a revamped and redesigned version of their popular Surface Pro model which is not so cleverly named, the Surface Pro 2.

This year's model has increased specs including:

  • 1.6 GHz Intel i5 processor
  • Up to 512GB of flash storage (base model is 64GB)
  • Up to 8GB of RAM (base model has 4GB)
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 USB 3.0 port
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Ethernet port
  • Audio in/out
  • New 10.6″ HD 1080P widescreen display
  • Improved, longer-lasting battery
  • Pro pen stylus allowing you to draw, mark up documents, or take notes
  • Improved dual-angle kickstand
  • Type Cover 2 keyboard accessory is now 1mm thinner and includes backlighting
  • Optional docking station
  • Includes one year of unlimited voice calling to landlines via Skype as well as free Skye Wi-Fi at over 2 million hotspots worldwide
  • You also get 200 GB more Microsoft SkyDrive storage for 2 years, free of charge with every Surface Pro 2 purchase

The Surface Pro 2 will not be released until October 22nd (same as Surface 2), but pre-orders will begin tomorrow (the 24th) at 8AM EST. The base model which includes a 64GB Surface Pro 2 device packed with 4GB of memory will start at $899 just like the earlier Surface Pro's base model. Stay tuned for more information as it is released!

Source: Microsoft