‘Roaring Success’ Microsoft Surface To Get New Sister Version

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The Microsoft Surface Pro which is a “roaring success” at JB Hi Fi is set to get a sister product with Microsoft confirming that they will launch an LTE Surface 2 this week.

Panos Panay, Microsoft Surface corporate VP at Microsoft revealed in a blog posting last night that the US Company will launch their first 3G/4G version of the Surface tablet with US carrier AT +T.

JB Hi Fi who are a major Telstra dealer said recently that the Surface Pro which sell for $1,126 with 128GB of memory is one of their top selling tablets. According to Scott Browning the Company could sell even more if they had stock across their network.

Terry Smart the CEO of JB Hi Fi said “One of the real attractions with this device is that it is a full blown tablet with a processor set similar to a notebook”.  

In the USA he tablet will carry a $679 suggested retail and will include 64GB of built-in storage, this is $130 more than the cost of the similarly configured Wi-Fi-only version.

“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. In simple terms, we are continuously being asked for a Surface that allows you to use mobile broadband,” Panay wrote.

The new Surface 2 will include most of the features of the Wi-Fi version, including increased speed and battery life, dual-position kickstand, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 RT and Outlook 2013 RT, FullHD screen, upgraded front- and rear-facing cameras and a full-size USB 3.0 port.

It is not known when the International version will be launched.
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