There is a first time for everything and that includes a Surface 2 LTE Windows tablet. Up until now, Microsoft offered only Wi-Fi connectivity in its Surface slates which was one of the main complaints about this otherwise quite interesting device. Following requests from customers, Microsoft took to working on a cellular version of the tablet and here it is. The Microsoft Surface 2 LTE Windows Tablet is now on sale for $679. Let’s do a quick math and it comes out as $130 more expensive than the Wi-Fi only model.
As confirmed back in September, Microsoft’s next generation Surface Windows tablets, the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 are now available for purchase. You can grab each slate from Microsoft retail stores, online as well as from such retailers as Staples, Best Buy, or Walmart. Out of the two devices, the Surface 2 is more affordable coming with a price tag of $449. The Surface Pro 2 is more pricey starting at $899. Models with 256 GB and 512 GB of storage will be up for grabs in December.
The second generation of Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet is finally official. Coming to the market under the name Surface 2, the tablet brings a refreshed design and hardware improvements. The Surface 2 will hit the market together with its more advanced brother, the Surface Pro 2 and will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow (September 24). The device will be priced lower than its predecessor, starting at $449 for the most basic model. The Surface 2 will start shipping on October 22.