Microsoft Surface 2 Tablet, NVIDIA Tegra 4, Windows RT 8.1, 10.6", 64GB, Wi-Fi, Magnesium
Thinner, lighter and faster, with a stunning new Full HD screen, the Surface 2 is great for work and play. Running Windows 8.1 RT, Surface 2 comes with Microsoft Office Home and Student RT Edition, giving you access to your favourite Office apps out of the box, as well as thousands more to download from the Microsoft Store, including Xbox, music, movie, games and social networking apps. It also comes with subscriptions to SkyDrive and the Best of Skype, helping you get the most of your tablet as soon as you turn it on.
Super thin with a depth of just 8.9mm, Surface 2 is a thinner, lighter, yet still robust tablet, making it perfect to carry with you or slip into a bag while you travel. The VaporMg casing with a magnesium finish delivers excellent protection with a sophisticated look.
The 10.6", 16:9 display features a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, giving you a stunning Full HD picture, with 50% more accurate colours than in the previous model. The speakers have been improved too, so you can enjoy HD movies with immersive sound.
Use your Surface 2 on your lap or on a desk with no additional accessories, thanks to the improved kickstand. The kickstand is able to be placed at two angles, ensuring you a great view from any position.
Surface 2 is equipped with front and rear-facing LifeCam cameras to give you great quality photos and videos and crisp images when video calling on Skype. The front facing webcam features 3.5 megapixels spread over a 1/3" sensor, for a high quality image, even in low light, while the 5 megapixel rear camera is great for snapping high resolution photos and videos. 2 microphones also ensure that friends and family get the best sound possible over web chats.
Surface 2 features connectivity options normally found in larger, bulkier machines. A superfast USB 3.0 port will enable you to connect USB 2.0 and 3.0 devices, whether it's an external hard drive or a mouse, while HD video out will let you plug your Surface into an HD TV to share content with others on a big screen. A micoSDXC port will also give you the option of increasing storage space on your Surface and transferring data from microSD compatible devices much faster and quicker than with a cable.
A battery life of up to 10 hours will keep Surface 2 going all day without needing to plug in to recharge.
Surface comes with a 2 year subscription to SkyDrive, giving you 200GB's of cloud storage for free. SkyDrive can automatically sync your files and folders, saving them to the cloud as well as on your Surface, giving you access to them anywhere in the world. SkyDrive also gives you access to the Microsoft Office Web Apps, so you can create and edit documents, spreadsheets, Powerpoint presentations and OneNote files on the go.
You'll also be given a year's free access to Skype's International Calls and Wi-Fi hotpot access, making it easier to keep in touch with people all around the world.
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Windows 8.1 RT:
Windows 8.1 RT has been designed to exclusively work with tablets and low power devices, to help you get the best out of your device without sacrificing battery life.
Windows 8.1 RT runs up to four times faster than Windows RT, giving you instant access to apps, games and documents.
The Microsoft Store features over 100,000 apps available to download, covering everything from news and productivity to gaming and social experiences.
You can run two apps at once thanks to the split-screen function, giving you control of your music as you work, or letting you look up an actor while you watch a movie.
Multiple user accounts will enable your whole family to get involved with Surface 2, with each account fully customisable and including parental control apps to keep your children safe.
Surface with Windows 8.1 RT comes installed with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT
Surface with Windows 8.1 RT features device encryption and comes with Windows Defender
*System software uses significant storage space; your storage capacity will be less. See surface PDF (opens in a new window)
- Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
- Up to 10 hours
- Bluetooth Enabled Information Wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
- Computer Support Helpline Information We offer access to a 90 day helpline when you buy a new laptop or desktop computer from John Lewis. The service is available for a period of 90 days from the date you make your purchase.
- Free 90 day computer support
- H211 x W378 x D52 mm
- Graphics card Information Generate the images you see on your computer screen
- NVIDIA ULP GeForce
- Graphics card type Information A dedicated graphics card enables you to run advanced programmes such as games or design packages more smoothly. Computers without graphics cards run these programmes through their processors.
- Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A solid state drive has fewer moving parts so allows for a quicker start up as well as providing more security if your computer is dropped.
- Headphone socket
- Location Services
- Memory Card Slot Information A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card.
- microSD (up to 64GB)
- Model name / number
- NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
- Operating system Information Determines the interface you see on screen and the types of programmes you can run.
- Windows RT 8.1
- Pixels Per Inch (PPI) Information The resolution of an image within a certain space. The more pixels per inch, the higher the detail on the screen.
- Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
- 1 x USB 3.0, Micro HDMI
- Processor Information The processor (also called CPU) is the "brain" of your computer and enables programmes to run.
- Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4
- Processor speed Information Determines how quickly programmes run. Processors with 'Turbo Boost' can enhance their performance to deal with more demanding tasks.
- Screen finish Information A matte screen is easier to view in bright light. Gloss screens can provide more vivid colours.
- Screen Resolution Information Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
- Screen Type
- ClearType Full HD IPS LCD Display
- Accelerometer, gyroscope, Compass
- SIM Card Type Information The size of SIM card required
- Wi-Fi Only
- Touch Screen
- Voice Recognition
- Webcam (front-facing) Information Used for making video calls
- 3.5 megapixels
- Webcam (rear-facing) Information A camera on the back of the device, typically used for taking photos and videos.
- 5 megapixels
- Wireless Display Information Allows wireless data streaming to a WiDi-enabled TV.
- Wireless networking
- Wi-Fi- 802.11a/b/g/n
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