Off the bat, Microsoft has come swinging in a New York City press event this morning, with news of the Surface Pro 2 tablet. It runs Windows 8.1, as before, sports quite nearly the same physical look (with the new addition of a 2-position kickstand) and the statement that it is 95% more powerful than most Windows 8 laptops, with twice the graphical power — 4th generation Haswell graphics and processors most likely are responsible.
The pros of those improvements include 75% better battery life, a Surface Docking Station, 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0, mini DisplayPort, Ethernet, and support for the Surface Power Cover, which assists with conservation of battery life. Microsoft will price the Surface Pro at $449.
All of these improvements also apply to the Surface 2, which will be priced lower than the Pro at $349 and will use Windows RT 8.1 instead of the Windows Pro 8.1 that mostly all PC users will have.
Via: Surface Blog