Microsoft’s new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets now on sale in the UK

Surface 2 and Pro 2Microsoft announced its two new Surface tablets back at the end of September, but at the time it only confirmed the prices in dollars. That’s now changed, as the tablets have been put up for sale on Microsoft’s own web store, complete with UK pricing.

The Surface 2 comes in two flavours, 32GB or 64GB, and have been priced at £360 and £440 respectively. Equipped with a 10.6-inch, 1080p display, the Surface 2 runs Windows RT 8.1, the latest version of Microsoft’s cutdown version of Windows. Other features include a 5-megapixel camera, a two-stage flip-out stand, and a quad-core Tegra 4 processor.

It’s joined by the Surface Pro 2, which runs the full version of Windows 8.1, making it more of a device for business than pleasure. Its spec is more complex than the Surface 2, but all have the same 10.6-inch, 1080p resolution screen. An Intel Core i5 processor runs the show.

You have a choice between 64GB or 128GB of internal memory accompanied by 4GB of RAM, or if you choose the 256GB or 512GB option, you’ll get 8GB of RAM. The pricing looks like this: The basic 64GB is £720, the 128GB is £800, the 256GB is £1040, and finally, the 512GB model costs a massive £1440.

If you’re planning on purchasing a new Surface tablet, you can get the 32GB Surface 2 and the two smallest Surface Pro 2 models right now, but the 64GB Surface 2 won’t be out until the end of the month. The upper range 256GB Surface Pro 2 tablets will be coming on December 15, but there’s no date provided for the 512GB monster.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars