On the outside, the Surface 2 may look like its predecessor, the Surface RT. But Microsoft dramatically changed the tablet's internal design. And in doing so, made it a real pain to crack open and repair.
Along with the Surface 2 itself, the box also includes the charger and documentation.
Cracking Open Surface 2: Dimensions and weight
At 10.81 inches wide, 6.79 inches tall, 0.35 inches thick, and weighing 1.49 pounds, the Surface 2 is nearly identical to the Surface RT. It does however, have several hardware upgrades.
The Surface 2 has two microphones (compared to the Surface RT's one), stereo speakers, a USB 3.0 port, better front-facing (3.5-megapixel) and rear-facing (5.0-megapixel) cameras, a new 1920x1080 display, and a faster 1.7GHz Tegra 4 processor.
The Surface 2 is available with 32GB ($449) or 64GB ($549) of storage.
Cracking Open Surface 2: 10.6 inch HD display (1920 x 1080)
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By Bill Detwiler
Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...