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Microsoft Surface 2 (4G) – Preorder now from Microsoft Online Site

Microsoft’s Surface 2 (4G) will be available for pre-order in the UK as of today. Microsoft announced earlier today that the latest iteration of the Surface 2, the Surface 2 (4G) is now available on their online Store in the UK. The tablet will also be available in certain high street retailers and online stores from 8th May. The Surface 2 4G has been available in the US for three weeks already, it is however limited to AT&T.

Microsoft says the Surface 2 (4G) is “allowing more people to stay connected and be even more productive on the go,” the device comes with cellular connectivity hence the 4G as well as the standard WiFi. The tablet is said to be available on a variety of networks with up to 4G LTE speeds.

Microsoft’s press release implied that only a 64GB version of the Surface 2 (4G) will be available at launch with an estimated retail price of £539. They’ve thrown in some fantastic extras as well, new customers will receive free Skype calling to landlines in more than 60 countries and unlimited Skype Wi-Fi at more than 2 million hot spots worldwide for one year, also 200 GB of free OneDrive storage will be provided for two years.

The Surface 2 (4G) comes with a micro-SIM card slot allows users to choose a mobile network provider. Microsoft’s Surface 2 (4G) comes with much the same kit inside as its predecessor the Surface 2. On the inside it’s packing a Nvidia Tegra 4 processor with 2GB of RAM. There’s 64GB of storage built-in and a microSDXC card reader (plus full sized USB 3.0 port). You get a ClearType 1920 x 1080 pixel 5-point multi-touch screen. A 3.5 megapixel front-facing and a 5.0 megapixel rear-facing camera are built-in. Battery life should last you up to 10 hours. The OS is Windows RT 8.1 and it weighs in at a whole 10g more than the Surface 2.

One of the team here managed to get his hands on the tablet at the Gadget Show Live 2014 and had this to say: “Yeah, It’s nice”. He’s a hard man to please so this is a compliment.

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