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The 'Touch Cover 2' is a thinner (2.75mm) and lighter update to the original Touch Cover, and includes backlit keys for better readability (or typing in the dark). Microsoft has added more sensors to make typing more accurate and to support gestures — swiping two fingers across the keyboard to highlight text, for example.
Here's the kickstand in its narrower setting. In our brief experience with the Surface Pro 2 this does makes typing on your lap easier, but (at least with the thin and slightly flexy Touch Pad keyboard), it's not something you'd probably want to do for very long.
Here's the kickstand in its wider setting.
Microsoft describes Surface Pro 2 as a 'true laptop replacement', and it runs a fourth-generation (Haswell) Intel Core i5 processor that Microsoft says will offer up to 75 percent longer battery life than the Ivy Bridge-based Surface Pro. It comes in four versions: 64GB and 128GB models with 4GB of RAM and 256GB, and 512GB configurations with 8GB of RAM.