Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2: A First Look

With a series of hardware improvements and Windows 8.1, Microsoft gives its tablets another try.
3:00 | 09/23/13

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Transcript for Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2: A First Look
And yeah. Last year Microsoft made a big move it really sticks surfaced tablets the first tablets to be made by the company. Tablets had a detachable keyboards and Microsoft Office. They had a series of trade -- and ultimately they couldn't compete with the I -- But Microsoft is hoping its two new surface tablets called that -- -- we'll improve on that. We look at it is we're launching it we're launching -- the most productive tablets. On the planet but that plan. The other planets we're looking into those it's a lot harder to innovate for finance the tomorrow. OK so back to this planet the surface to the version of the tablet that just runs apps from the windows store is now thinner and lighter and -- -- new metal or silver color it also has a new to stop kicks -- that way you can be adjusted to another level. It also has a faster processor and a higher resolution 1080. All the things we really wanted to see in the first product. But the surface to -- which runs all types of windows programs Microsoft says they focused on one main thing we. Basically spend every bit of energy's improving about it. -- -- to pro exposed to have about eight hours of battery life may be even more but the meet these tablets more productive and the others out there are supposed to be the keyboard covers. There's the touch keyboard and then the regular keyboard covers -- epidemic -- to the tablet. And now they come with new colors but they also have a built in backlight so you can use them when -- working in the dark. Microsoft is also improve the web -- for Skype and even when you by the tablet you can get unlimited international calling with Scott. But with all the list changes the big question really comes down to Microsoft surface do better this time around. So we've improved every part of this product to make the best -- -- experiencing yet and then you know when you look at the improvement of how many apps that. Update to windows and windows 81 which is just anomaly that stuff makes a big difference I think people -- Time will tell on that. The surface to pro starts at 899. Dollars and a surface to look at 499. Dollars. Joanna stern ABC news planet earth.

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