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Microsoft officially launches its 64GB, LTE Surface 2

We reported last week that Microsoft had plans to introduce an LTE version of its underdog Surface 2 tablet. Today, Microsoft confirmed those plans, and officially announced the 64GB tablet that is currently tied to AT&T’s LTE network.
 
According to Panos Panay, Corporate VP for Microsoft Surface, LTE connectivity has been a much-requested addition to the Surface 2. “Many of you have told me that you’d like the capability to be online, even when Wi-Fi isn’t available, so you can work, play, share, and communicate wherever you are,” said Panos in a blog post.
 
“In simple terms, we are CONTINUOUSLY being asked for a Surface that allows you to use mobile broadband.”

 
As previously reported, the LTE version of the Surface 2 commands a $130 price premium over its W-Fi-only sibling, making for a price tag of $679.
 
Microsoft says that its latest tablet will be available starting March 18 from Best Buy/BestBuy.com and Microsoft Retail Stores/MicrosoftStore.com.

Source: Microsoft



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Holy balls
By Motoman on 3/17/2014 12:39:17 PM , Rating: 1
This thing isn't worth half that price. Especially considering it's RT, and therefore isn't actually Windows.

If it was real Windows, it might be worth half that price. But when I can get quad-core Android 10.1" tablets for ~$150 you're going to have a real hard time convincing me why I'd pay $300 for a Windows tablet...let alone $679.




RE: Holy balls
By Manch on 3/17/2014 2:56:13 PM , Rating: 2
Do a search for either Lenovo miix 2 or Dell venue 8 pro android. Have the best of both worlds for $200


RE: Holy balls
By Motoman on 3/17/2014 4:48:44 PM , Rating: 2
Well...firstly the cheapest I see either is $250. Secondly, I can't really see the point in a 8" tablet. Especially if I wanted to run actual Windows programs like Word or Excel and do anything.


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