Microsoft has said that the latest generation of its Surface tablets will come in a variety of sizes and resolutions, offering consumers greater choice and the opportunity to find the model that best suits them.
Microsoft is bidding to enter the tablet market in a more convincing manner with the release of the second generation of Surface tablets. Although the original devices were very good, they failed to capture the imagination of consumers and the whole entry into the tablet sector seemed a little half-hearted. Following improvements to the Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems, though, Microsoft is ready to take another swipe.
Panos Panay held a Q&A session at the company’s headquarters where he confirmed that an LTE version of the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets would be made available.
He also said that the company were working on creating Surface tablets in a variety of different sizes and resolutions which should help sate the desire of a broader range of consumers.
The Surface 2 is thinner, lighter, and a lot more powerful than its predecessor. Among the major improvements that will be included are a full HD display and the use of the Tegra 4 processor to really give the device the power it needs under the hood. A USB 3.0 connection also means that you will be able to connect a better range of peripherals, including Xbox 360 controllers. A 5mp rear camera and 3.6mp front camera also help ensure that buyers will have more functionality and more to play with.
The Surface tablet range has yet to set the world on fire. The original Surface and Surface Pro were a decent introduction but they offered too little, too late. Microsoft hopes to remedy this with the introduction of the second generation of the tablets, which will come in a variety of sizes and resolution options.