Surface 2 vs. Surface Pro 2 – Full Specs Comparison

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

Surface 2 vs. Surface Pro 2

Surface 2

Surface 2 picture

Surface Pro 2

Surface Pro 2 picture
Key Features
What's newBetter performance 20% faster computing performance and 50% faster graphics perfromance than the original Surface Pro.
Better battery It has 75% more battery life than original Surface Pro.
New kickstand Now in two angles, original 22-degree and new 55-degree.
Better display 50% more color accuracy than original Surface Pro.
What's missing
Availability
IntroducedSeptember 23, 2013September 23, 2013
Pre-orderedSeptember 24, 2013September 24, 2013
ReleasedOctober 22, 2013October 22, 2013
PricingSurface 2 WiFi
• $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
• $1,299 - i5 | 8 GB | 256 GB
• $1,799 - i5 | 8 GB | 512 GB
Software
Pre-Installed OSWindows RT 8.1• Windows 8.1 Pro
• Upgradable to Windows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT with OutlookMicrosoft Office 30-days trial
Display
Size10.6 inches10.6 inches
Resolution1920 x 1080 (208 PPI), 2M Pixels1920 x 1080 (208 PPI), 2M Pixels
Technology• ClearType Full HD Display
• Aspect ratio: 16:9
• Touch: 5 point multi-touch
• ClearType Full HD Display
• Aspect ratio: 16:9
• Touch: 10 point multi-touch
• Surface Pen support (1st Gen)
Internal Specs
CPUNVIDIA Tegra 4 T40
4+1 cores, 2MB Cache, 1.90 GHz Single Core, 1.70 Quad-Core
4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4200U
2 cores, 4 threads, 3MB SmartCache, 1.60 GHz up to 2.60 GHz, 15W

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4300U
2 cores, 4 threads, 3MB SmartCache, 1.90 GHz up to 2.90 GHz, 15W
GraphicsNVIDIA Graphics
72 graphic cores, 672 MHz
Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Memory2 GB of RAM
4GB8 GB
1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
32 GB 64 GB
Storage
64GB128GB256GB512GB
SSD
Network• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
• Optional LTE
• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
Battery
Size31.5 Wh42 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours of local video playback7-15 days of idle life
Power Supply24W power supply48W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port
Exterior
Dimensions10.81” x 6.79” x 0.35” (275 mm x 172 mm x 8.9 mm)10.81” x 6.81” x 0.53” (275 mm x 173 mm x 13.46 mm)
WeightTablet Only 1.15 lbs (522 g)
With Keyboard 1.7 lbs (771 g)
2 lbs (910 g)
Casing• Magnesium
• Physical buttons: volumes, power
• VaporMg
• Kickstand with 2 positions
• Physical buttons: volumes, power
Colors
Silver
Dark Titanium
Keyboard and Trackpad• Two-finger multitouch gesture trackpad
• Full-size mechanical backlit keyboard.
• Two-finger multitouch gesture trackpad
• Full-size mechanical backlit keyboard.
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 microSD™ card reader
• 1 x Surface Charging Port
• 1 x Headset jack
• 1 x Mini DisplayPort
• 1 x Cover port
Camera & Audio
Camera• 3.5MP front-facing camera
• 5.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
• 720p front-facing camera
• 720p rear-facing camera
Audio• Dual microphones
• Stereo speakers with digitally enhanced for fuller sound
• Single microphone
• Stereo speakers with enhanced signal processing
Misc
Sensors• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Magnetometer
• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Magnetometer
Surface PenNot Supported• Support Surface Pro Pen (Included with purchase)
• 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity
• Wacom Active Pen technology
• Can be attached to charging port
Surface DialNot SupportedCompatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction
SecurityN/A• HW TPM 1.2 chip for enterprise security
In the box• Surface 2
• Power supply
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
• Surface Pro 2
• Surface Pro Pen
• Power supply
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty