Microsoft Surface 2 Review – Past the Surface

Welcome to Twenty First Tech’s Review of the Microsoft Surface 2. Check out what we felt were hits, and what we felt were misses.

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The new touch/type covers might not work with your Surface RT/Pro

Own a first generation Surface RT/Pro and thinking of upgrading to a touch or type cover 2? Well technically speaking, you can do so as long as you have around $200 – Microsoft claims that the new covers are fully compatible with the Surface RT and Surface Pro.

But they may not always work. Continue reading “The new touch/type covers might not work with your Surface RT/Pro”

Should I Upgrade? – Surface 2 vs Surface RT

Welcome to our third article in the series of Should I Upgrade, where we compare devices with their predecessors to see if they are a worthy purchase. Today we look at the Surface RT and Surface 2.

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Revisited and Reviewed: Over a year with the Microsoft Surface RT

Episode 2 of revisited and reviewed. In our first episode we covered the Lumia 1020. This time we take a look at Microsoft’s first generation RT tablet, the Surface RT. And see how it performs as a tablet back then and now.

June, 2012. Microsoft unveils the Surface tablet to lots of fanfare. The device, with its sleek magnesium body and keyboard touch cover, generated a lot of hype in the media. But unfortunately,it was met with much criticism and didn’t sell well. Microsoft even lost $900m on a price write-down.

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Surface 2 to be announced on 23 September in New York

Microsoft has begun firing out invitations for an event which is to be held in New York City on September 23rd. The media have been invited to what we expect to be the unveiling of the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets, running Windows RT and Windows 8.1 respectively.

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Microsoft cuts Surface Pro price by $100

Following the price cuts for Surface RT devices by $150 per unit, Microsoft has also reduced the price of Surface Pro devices by $100 today. The discounted price is now live in US Microsoft Store online. Surface Pro unit with 128GB now costs $899.00, $100 down from the original price of $999. Continue reading “Microsoft cuts Surface Pro price by $100”

Surface RT price slashed by $180

Just awhile back, Microsoft announced that the prices of the Surface RT will be slashed in Microsoft Stores in the US by US$150. The 32GB Surface RT is now US$349 (without the touch cover) while the Surface Pro starts at US$899.

Now in Singapore, the Surface RT’s starting price has been slashed by S$180 to S$488 (the Pro is $1198) Continue reading “Surface RT price slashed by $180”