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October 23, 2013

Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 now available

Earlier today, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 became available at our Microsoft retail stores, online at, and select retailers in 21 initial markets, including the United States. This also includes new Surface accessories like Touch Cover 2 and Type Cover 2. Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 come with significant updates, including increased performance and battery life. You will also see improvements to display and camera resolutions, and to the Kickstand which now has dual-positions making it easier to use on your lap or at your desk.

For more on Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, read this post from Panos Panay, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Surface.

Both Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 include some pretty awesome offers from Skype and SkyDrive: When you purchase either device, you’ll receive free Skype calling to landlines in more than 60 countries for one year, unlimited Skype Wi-Fi on your Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2 at more than two million hot spots worldwide for one year, and 200GB of free SkyDrive storage for two years.

I received my Surface 2 today with a purple Type Cover 2!