Surface 2 vs. Surface Pro – Full Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between Surface 2 and Surface Pro 1 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Surface 2 vs. Surface Pro (1st Gen)

Key Features
What's new
  • Better design It’s now thinner (8.9mm), lighter (522g), and new platinum magnesium exterior.
  • Better performance Better single-core and multi-core performance and much better graphics performance (72 graphics cores).
  • Better battery Up to 10 hours of video playback.
  • New kickstand Now in two angles, original 22-degree, and new 55-degree.
  • Better display Higher display resolution with Full HD (1920 x 1080) display.
  • Optional mobile broadband It comes with optional 4G LTE support.
  • More Full-size USB 3.0 port, 3.5MP front, and 5MP rear camera, new thinner backlit type cover.
  • Windows 8 Pro You can do everything as you've ever done on your PC.
  • Laptop class performance Powered by 3rd Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB, and up to 128GB of SSD storage.
  • Touch & Inking It supports 10-point multitouch and Surface Pen with 1,024 pressure sensitivity.
  • Kickstand It comes with an integrated kickstand easy to switch between tablet and laptop mode.
  • Detachable Touch & Type Cover Be more productive with a full-size keyboard doubling as a protective screen cover.
  • More Magnet charging connector, Full-size USB 3.0 port, Bluetooth 4.0, HD front and rear camera.
What's missing
  • Can't run desktop apps You can't run desktop apps (x86 or x64) on this device. The only way to get apps is through the Windows Store.
  • No Windows 10 The latest OS you can get is Windows RT 8.1 Update 3
  • Platinum color only No longer available in black color.
AvailabilitySurface 2Surface Pro 1
Released20132012
Release Info
  • Introduced: September 23, 2013
  • Pre-ordered: September 24, 2013
  • Released: October 22, 2013
  • Introduced: June 18, 2012
  • Not available for pre-ordered
  • Released: February 9, 2013
PricingSurface 2 Wi-Fi
  • $449 - 2 GB | 32 GB
  • $549 - 2 GB | 64 GB
Surface 2 4G LTE
  • $679 - 2 GB | 64 GB
  • Intel® Core™ i5
    • $899 - i5 | 4 GB | 64 GB
    • $999 - i5 | 4 GB | 128 GB
Surface 2 Price
New Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Wifi - Platinum (Latest Model)
New Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Wifi - Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$509.00
Was: $549.99
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" Touch Screen Tablet STQ-00001 8GB RAM 128GB SSD Solid State Drive Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y Bundle + Signature Type Cover Keyboard + Deco Gear Power Bank + Lexar 64GB Card
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" Touch Screen Tablet STQ-00001 8GB RAM 128GB SSD Solid State Drive Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y Bundle + Signature Type Cover Keyboard + Deco Gear Power Bank + Lexar 64GB Card
By Microsoft
$599.00
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5 inches Touch-Screen Intel Pentium 4GB RAM, 64gb STV-00001 (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5 inches Touch-Screen Intel Pentium 4GB RAM, 64gb STV-00001 (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$359.98
Surface Pro 1 Price
Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen) (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB)
Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen) (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB)
By Microsoft
$1,699.99
Microsoft Surface Pro (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB) – Newest Version (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB) – Newest Version (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$1,519.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 2 in 1 Touchscreen PC Tablet 12.3" 2736x1824, 10th Gen i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 4 Core up to 3.70 GHz, USB-C, Backlit, Bluetooth 5.0, Webcam, Win 10 w/Black Type Cover
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 2 in 1 Touchscreen PC Tablet 12.3" 2736x1824, 10th Gen i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 4 Core up to 3.70 GHz, USB-C, Backlit, Bluetooth 5.0, Webcam, Win 10 w/Black Type Cover
By Microsoft
$852.00
DisplaySurface 2Surface Pro 1
Size10.6 Inches10.6 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (2M Pixels)
  • Density: 208 PPI
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • ClearType Full HD Display
  • Touch: 5 points multi-touch
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (2M Pixels)
  • Density: 208 PPI
  • ClearType Full HDDisplay
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Touch: 10 point multi-touch
  • Surface Pen support (1st Gen)
ExteriorSurface 2Surface Pro 1
Size Comparison
Dimensions10.81” x 6.79” x 0.35” (275 mm x 172 mm x 8.9 mm)
Width: 10.81” (275 mm)
Height: 6.79” (172 mm)
Thickness: 0.35” (8.9 mm)
10.81” x 6.81” x 0.53” (275 mm x 173 mm x 13.46 mm)
Width: 10.81” (275 mm)
Height: 6.81” (173 mm)
Thickness: 0.53” (13.46 mm)
Weight
  • Surface 2: 1.15 lbs (522 g)
  • Surface 2 with Keyboard: 1.7 lbs (771 g)
  • 2 lbs (910 g)
Colors
Silver
Dark Titanium
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Surface Type Cover
    • Not included
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys.
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12).
    • 4 directional keys; Windows and Media Controls Keys.
    • LED backlighting.
  • Trackpad:
    • Two-finger multitouch gesture trackpad.
  • Surface Type Cover
    • Not included
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys.
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12).
    • 4 directional keys; Windows and Media Controls Keys.
  • Trackpad:
    • Two-finger multitouch gesture trackpad.
Ports
  • 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
  • 1 x microSD™ card reader
  • 1 x Surface Charging Port
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x Cover port
  • 1 x Nano SIM card slot (Surface 2 with LTE only)
  • 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x Surface Charging Port
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x microSD™ card reader
  • 1 x Type Cover port
Internal SpecsSurface 2Surface Pro 1
Processor
  • NVIDIA Tegra 4 T40
    4 cores, 1.70 → 1.90 GHz, 2MB Cache,
  • Intel® Core™ i5-3317U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.70 → 2.60 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 17W
Integrated Graphics
  • NVIDIA Tegra 4 T40
    NVIDIA GeForce ULP graphics
    72 Graphics Cores, 672 MHz
  • Intel® Core™ i5-3317U
    Intel® HD Graphics 4000
    16 Execution Units, 350 → 1.05 MHz
Memory2GB of RAM
4GB
Dual Channel Memory
Storage
  • 32GB64GB
    eMMC
64 GB128 GB
SSD
ConnectivitySurface 2Surface Pro 1
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 4: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible.
  • Wi-Fi 4: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 4.0 low energy technology
  • Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
Optional LTE
  • Nano SIM Tray
  • 2G GSM (Quadband: 850/900/1800/1900)
  • 3G UMTS (Bands 1, 2, 5)
  • 4G LTE (Bands 4, 7, 17)
BatterySurface 2Surface Pro 1
Size31.5 Wh42 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours of video playback7-15 days of idle life
Power Supply
  • 24W proprietary power supply
  • 48W proprietary power supply
    • USB-A output: 5W
    • Surface Charger: 43W
SoftwareSurface 2Surface Pro 1
OS
  • Windows RT 8.1
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Upgradable Windows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT with OutlookMicrosoft Office 30-days trial
Camera & AudioSurface 2Surface Pro 1
Camera
  • 3.5MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
  • 720p HD LifeCam front-facing camera with TrueColor Technology
  • 720p HD LifeCam rear-facing camera with TrueColor Technology
Audio
  • Dual microphones
  • Stereo speakers with digitally enhanced for fuller sound
  • Single microphone
  • Stereo speakers
MiscSurface 2Surface Pro 1
InkingSupports Surface Pen
1,024 levels of pressure
Wacom Active Pen technology
Can be attached to charging port
Included with purchase
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
In the box
  • Surface 2
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
  • Surface Pro (1st Gen)
  • Surface Pro Pen
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
More
  • Casing: Magnesium
  • Kickstand: 2 positions
  • Physical buttons: volumes, power
  • Casing: VaporMg
  • Kickstand: 1 position at 22°
  • Physical buttons: volumes, power
Surface 2 Price
New Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Wifi - Platinum (Latest Model)
New Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Wifi - Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$509.00
Was: $549.99
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" Touch Screen Tablet STQ-00001 8GB RAM 128GB SSD Solid State Drive Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y Bundle + Signature Type Cover Keyboard + Deco Gear Power Bank + Lexar 64GB Card
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" Touch Screen Tablet STQ-00001 8GB RAM 128GB SSD Solid State Drive Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y Bundle + Signature Type Cover Keyboard + Deco Gear Power Bank + Lexar 64GB Card
By Microsoft
$599.00
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5 inches Touch-Screen Intel Pentium 4GB RAM, 64gb STV-00001 (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5 inches Touch-Screen Intel Pentium 4GB RAM, 64gb STV-00001 (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$359.98
Surface Pro 1 Price
Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen) (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB)
Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen) (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB)
By Microsoft
$1,699.99
Microsoft Surface Pro (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB) – Newest Version (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB) – Newest Version (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$1,519.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 2 in 1 Touchscreen PC Tablet 12.3" 2736x1824, 10th Gen i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 4 Core up to 3.70 GHz, USB-C, Backlit, Bluetooth 5.0, Webcam, Win 10 w/Black Type Cover
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 2 in 1 Touchscreen PC Tablet 12.3" 2736x1824, 10th Gen i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 4 Core up to 3.70 GHz, USB-C, Backlit, Bluetooth 5.0, Webcam, Win 10 w/Black Type Cover
By Microsoft
$852.00

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