Surface 2 vs. Surface RT – Full Specs Comparison

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

Surface 2 vs. Surface RT

Surface 2

Surface 2 picture

Surface RT

Surface RT picture
Key Features
What's new
What's missing
Availability
IntroducedSeptember 23, 2013June 18, 2012
Pre-orderedSeptember 24, 2013Not available for pre-ordered
ReleasedOctober 22, 2013October 26, 2012
PricingSurface 2 WiFi
• $449 - 2 GB | 32 GB
• $549 - 2 GB | 64 GB

Surface 2 4G LTE
• $679 - 2 GB | 64 GB
Surface RT
• $499 - 2 GB | 32 GB
• $599 - 2 GB | 64 GB

Surface RT with Black Touch Cover
• $599 - 2 GB | 32 GB
• $699 - 2 GB | 64 GB
Software
Pre-Installed OSWindows RT 8.1Windows RT
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT with OutlookMicrosoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT
Display
Size10.6 inches10.6 inches
Resolution1920 x 1080 (208 PPI), 2M Pixels1366 x 768 (208 PPI), 1M Pixels
Technology• ClearType Full HD Display
• Aspect ratio: 16:9
• Touch: 5 point multi-touch
• ClearType HD Display
• Aspect ratio: 16:9
• Touch: 5 point multi-touch
Internal Specs
CPUNVIDIA Tegra 4 T40
4+1 cores, 2MB Cache, 1.90 GHz Single Core, 1.70 Quad-Core
NVIDIA Tegra 3
4+1 cores, 1MB Cache, 1.40 GHz Single Core, 1.30 Quad-Core
GraphicsNVIDIA Graphics
72 graphic cores, 672 MHz
ULP NVIDIA
12 graphic cores
Memory2 GB of RAM2 GB of RAM
Storage
32 GB 64 GB
Storage
32 GB 64 GB
Storage
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 Wh31.5 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours of local video playbackUp to 8 hours of local video playback
Power Supply24W power supply24W power supply
Exterior
Dimensions10.81” x 6.79” x 0.35” (275 mm x 172 mm x 8.9 mm)10.81” x 6.77” x 0.37” (275 mm x 172 mm x 9.4 mm)
WeightTablet Only 1.15 lbs (522 g)
With Keyboard 1.7 lbs (771 g)
1.5 lbs (680 g)
Casing• Magnesium
• Physical buttons: volumes, power
• VaporMg
• Kickstand with 1 position @22-degree
• 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 Micro HDMI video out port
• 1 x Cover port
Camera & Audio
Camera• 3.5MP front-facing camera
• 5.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
• 720p HD LifeCam front-facing camera
• 720p HD LifeCam rear-facing camera
Audio• Dual microphones
• Stereo speakers with digitally enhanced for fuller sound
• Dual microphones
• Stereo speakers
Misc
Sensors• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Magnetometer
• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Compass
Surface PenNot SupportedNot Supported
Surface DialNot SupportedNot Supported
SecurityN/AN/A
In the box• Surface 2
• Power supply
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
• Surface RT
• Power supply
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty