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

Surface Pro 2 picture
Availability
IntroducedJune 18, 2012September 23, 2013
Pre-orderedNot available for pre-orderedSeptember 24, 2013
ReleasedFebruary 9, 2013October 22, 2013
ConfigurationsIntel® 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