In September last year, Microsoft announced the successor to its first Surface tablet. Aptly dubbed the Surface 2, this new tablet is powered by a Tegra 4 SoC and features an improved 1080p display and USB 3.0 connectivity. That aside, it also gets improved cameras all-round for a better Skype experience and also a revised kickstand with two positions, allowing it to be used in a more ways.
It has been quite a wait but Microsoft has confirmed that Surface 2 will be available locally from March 14 onwards, with prices for the 32GB variant beginning at S$618 while the 64GB model will cost S$748. Every purchase of Surface 2 will also get you 200GB of SkyDrive storage for two years as well as one year of free-calling to landlines in more than 60 countries in Skype.
In addition, for users who prefer a physical keyboards, Microsoft has also updated the Touch and Type Covers. Unfortunately, the new Touch Cover 2 is delayed, with availability to be confirmed; but the Type Cover 2 will be available at launch for S$183.
Update: The Touch Cover 2 (in Charcoal color only) will be available in limited stocks on the Surface 2's 14th March launch date for S$168.