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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).
Without the detachable keyboard the Surface operates as a standalone tablet, although most users are likely to buy the keyboard. In our limited testing the tablet felt too narrow when in portrait mode.
Microsoft has also updated some of the accessories and added a few new ones. Like the new Touch Cover, the Type Cover 2 is also backlit and adds new colours — Cyan, Magenta, Purple and Black