Surface 2: Go leaner and meaner this Xmas…

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Thinner, faster, and lighter than before. Surface 2 is always on, and ready to go when you are.

Billed as the most productive tablet for personal use, Microsoft’s new Surface 2 fuses work with pleasure – as explained in front of a packed media assembly in Auckland in October.

Fast forward a couple of months and Christmas is just around the corner, so why is Microsoft’s new device the perfect choice for Kiwis this holiday season?

“Surface 2 allows for productivity in the workplace and entertainment in the home” – showing Redmond’s growth as a hardware company,” said Fraser Scott, Microsoft New Zealand’s marketing chief.

But don’t take Scott’s word for it, check out Redmond’s latest release for yourself…

Snap. Done.

Go beyond fun and be truly productive with Office 2013 RT. With touch-optimized versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, Surface 2 can go from plaything to workhorse in an instant.

Tilt. Shift.

The integrated Kickstand features two positions, so you can choose the one that works best for you. On your desk or in your lap, find the perfect viewing angle.

Out. Going.

Take Surface to the big screen with the HD video out port. The microSD card reader lets you add up to 64 GB of extra storage. Connect accessories with a full-size USB 3.0 port and Bluetooth 4.0.

Super. Speedy.

Surface 2 weighs less than 1.5 pounds and is just 0.35 inches thin, and it still offers up to 10 hours of video playback to get you through that transatlantic flight. You’ll notice improved startup time, faster content downloads and transfers, enhanced graphics performance, and fuller, richer audio.

Very. Vibrant.

Surface 2 has a crystal-clear, colorful display. Perfect for HD movies and Xbox games like Halo: Spartan Assault. *

Get anywhere with a Windows 8.1 tablet…

Your entertainment centre

Enjoy TV shows, movies, and music, from hot new hits to your favorite classics, on your Windows 8.1 tablet. You can also choose from thousands of apps and games in the Windows Store—many of them are free.

It’s your tablet, even when everyone else uses it

With Windows 8.1, if multiple people use your tablet, everyone gets their own account, so everybody’s stuff stays the way they want it. Not only that, your files, apps, and settings follow you to any other Windows 8.1 PC that you sign in to.

Work easier, everywhere

Stay up to date when you’re on the go with live tiles bringing you the latest news and updates on your Start screen. Get around faster using the charms to do things like quickly uploading your Office files to SkyDrive so you can collaborate in the cloud. Chat over Skype with a coworker. With Windows 8.1, you’ll get things done in ways you can’t on an ordinary tablet.

Convenient compatibility

Windows 8.1 works great with the software and devices you already have. Easily connect your phone, camera, and printer, or use programs like Quicken, TurboTax, Photoshop, and more.

Surface 2 is available in 32GB and 64GB configurations; for a RRP of NZ$649 and $799 respectively.

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