Microsoft has announced the successor to its Surface tablets, and the prices of the devices have been revealed.
Following the announcement yesterday, during which Microsoft revealed the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2, it was announced that the Surface 2 would start at £359 and the Surface Pro 2 at £719.
The breakdown of prices for both tablets, which can both be preordered from today for an October 22nd release date, is as follows:
The Surface 2 is available with either 32 or 64GB of storage, the 32GB offering the cheapest Surface 2 tablet at £359 and the 64GB costing £439.
The Surface Pro 2 starts at £719 for 64GB of storage. The next tier is a 128GB Pro 2 at £799, followed by the 256GB model, which has an increased 4GB of RAM, for £1,039 and running up to the maximum 512GB Pro 2, which has 8GB of RAM, for £1,439.
All of the Pro 2 models include Microsoft’s Surface pen accessory.
Both the Surface 2 and Pro 2 come with free Skype calling to landlines for a year, unlimited Skype Wi-Fi for a year and 200GB of free SkyDrive storage for two years.
Accessories for the Surface 2 and Pro 2 have also been priced:
The Touch Cover 2 will be available for pre-order alongside the Surface 2 and Pro 2, at an RRP of £99.99. The Type Cover 2 will instead cost £109.99.
The Docking Station for Surface Pro, which connects to an external monitor and other PC peripherals, will be released in 2014 and will cost £164.99.
Also available is a car charger with USB which is also set for release in 2014 and which will cost £44.99 and the Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition, which connects to the tablets via Bluetooth 3.0 and which can be currently be pre-ordered in the US and Canada, costing £59.99.
Dated but not priced is the Power Cover, which will boost the tablets’ battery life, which will be released in 2014.
For more details on the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, see PCR’s coverage of the reveal event here.