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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.
Unlike the Windows RT-based Surface 2, the Pro 2 also features a pen for enterprise applications, which can be attached to the tablet by the magnetic charging point, both seen above.
Surface Pro 2 is central to Microsoft's plans, delivering an enterprise-class tablet experience. By marketing it as a laptop replacement rather than as a third companion device (after laptop and smartphone), Microsoft may be hoping it will find favour with companies that have so far proved reluctant to buy tablets (relying instead on staff bringing their own).