Surface Pro 1 vs. Surface Pro 2 – Full Specs Comparison

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

Surface Pro 1 vs. Surface Pro 2

Surface Pro

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Surface Pro 2

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Key Features
What's newWindows 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 support 10-point multitouch and Surface Pen with 1,024 pressure sensitivity.
Kickstand Comes with integrated kickstand easy to switch between tablet and laptop mode.
Detachable Touch & Type Cover Be more productive with 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,
Better 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
IntroducedJune 18, 2012September 23, 2013
Pre-orderedNot available for pre-orderedSeptember 24, 2013
ReleasedFebruary 9, 2013October 22, 2013
PricingIntel® Core™ i5
• $899 - i5 | 4 GB | 64 GB
• $999 - i5 | 4 GB | 128 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 OS• Windows 8 Pro
• Upgradable to Windows 10 Pro
• Windows 8.1 Pro
• Upgradable to Windows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 30-days trialMicrosoft 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: 10 point multi-touch
• Surface Pen support (1st Gen)
• ClearType Full HD Display
• Aspect ratio: 16:9
• Touch: 10 point multi-touch
• Surface Pen support (1st Gen)
Internal Specs
CPU3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i5-3317U
2 cores, 4 threads, 3MB SmartCache, 1.70 GHz up to 2.60 GHz, 17W
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
GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4000Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Memory
4GB
Dual Channel Memory
4GB8 GB
1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
64GB128GB
SSD
64GB128GB256GB512GB
SSD
Network• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
Battery
Size42 Wh42 Wh
Battery Life7-15 days of idle life7-15 days of idle life
Power Supply48W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port48W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port
Exterior
Dimensions10.81” x 6.81” x 0.53” (275 mm x 173 mm x 13.46 mm)10.81” x 6.81” x 0.53” (275 mm x 173 mm x 13.46 mm)
Weight2 lbs (910 g)2 lbs (910 g)
Casing• VaporMg
• Kickstand with 1 position @22-degree
• Physical buttons: volumes, power
• VaporMg
• Kickstand with 2 positions
• Physical buttons: volumes, power
Colors
Dark Titanium
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 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• 720p HD LifeCam front-facing camera with TrueColor Technology
• 720p HD LifeCam rear-facing camera with TrueColor Technology
• 720p front-facing camera
• 720p rear-facing camera
Audio• Single microphone
• Stereo speakers
• Single microphone
• Stereo speakers with enhanced signal processing
Misc
Sensors• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Compass
• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Magnetometer
Surface Pen• Support Surface Pro Pen (Included with purchase)
• 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity
• Wacom Active Pen technology
• Can be attached to charging port
• Support Surface Pro Pen (Included with purchase)
• 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity
• Wacom Active Pen technology
• Can be attached to charging port
Surface DialCompatible with Surface Dial off-screen interactionCompatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction
SecurityN/A• HW TPM 1.2 chip for enterprise security
In the box• Surface Pro
• Surface Pro Pen
• 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