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Surface Pro 2 Points of Interest

Price: Starting at $899
  • Improved raw CPU performance by 20%
  • Shift to Haswell results in lower heat/power draw
  • 75% !!!! more battery life
  • Power cover is an auxiliary battery that improves battery life out to 12 hrs.
  • Docking station available
  • More powerful than 95% of currently available laptops


  • Optically bonded display with the least amount of reflectivity in the industry
  • Keyboard is backlit as well, and dims in 9 seconds
  • Supports 4k resolution display out



Surface 2 Points of Interest

Price: Starting at $449
  • Doubled bus speed for Wifi, memory, increased CPU speed
  • Nvidia Tegra 4 SoC w/ 72 GPU cores
  • 25% battery life improvement
  • Fully 1080p screen
  • Full Microsoft Office Suite
  • 100,000 apps in the Windows Store
  • USB 3.0 only (no more 2.0.)
  • 200GB Skydrive free for 2 years
  • Amazing low light skype ability. Impressed the Anand bloggers.


drool.gif Holy mother of refresh.... These devices are certainly a force to be reckoned with.
Edited by coachmark2 - 9/23/13 at 2:49pm
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Heisenberg
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Redemption
(18 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core 2 Extreme @ 2.8GHz (upgrade) Intel GMA 950 2 x 2 DDR2 667MHz (upgrade) 120GB Mushkin ECO2 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
Replaced with 42 W/hr aux battery Mint 17.3 1280x800 Dell 65w Dell Adapter 
CaseOther
Latitude D630 Chassis Intel 7260-802.11ac 2x2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Not telling AsRock something Pixel Pusher 2 x 8 GB AMD Radeon RAM @ 1600mhz (All the VM's) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 128GB (8 second boot) Western Digital RE4 1TB Western Digital RE4 2TB Pioneer Blu-Ray Reader/Writer 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dell U2713HM IBM Model M (CLICKY!!) 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec HCG-900 NZXT Source 210 (it was cheap) Logitech G502 Schiit Modi 
AudioAudio
Sennheiser HD 598 M-Audio AV40's 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-4200U Microsoft BGA1168 Intel HD 4400 8 GB LPDDR3 Dual Channel @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SK Hynix 256GB SSD Windows 8.1 Professional 1920 x 1080p IPS Display Microsoft Touch Cover 2 
Power
48w PSU 
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