Tech giant Microsoft launched revamped Surface tablets at a price starting from USD 449 in a bid to take on bigger rival Apple’s iPad.
The two new Surface models will be available at Microsoft retail stores, and select third-party retailers in 22 initial markets, including Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the US and the UK, from October 22.
The brand new Surface Pro 2 packs a full version of Windows 8.1 Pro, a 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD display, support for microSD, USB 3.0, and mini DisplayPort. Both 64 GB and 128 GB capacities are available with 4 GB of RAM. The 256 and 512 GB capacities will each have 8 GB of RAM. The Surface Pro 2 will start at $899 and will include 200 GB of SkyDrive storage (again, for two years).