Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2 device has been available for a little while now and the company has taken it to their official blog to tout the performance improvements over the original Surface Pro. According to Microsoft, the Surface Pro 2 is up to 20% faster than the original model.
“In order to replace a laptop, Surface Pro 2 is furiously fast; 10 to 20 percent faster than the original Surface Pro, depending upon the amount of RAM available. And what about graphics? The Intel HD4400 GPU is 50% faster than the original Surface Pro. This performance improvement is across the board and especially apparent in graphics-intensive apps,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
Microsoft went over a few tidbits about the improvements made to the Surface Pro 2, most of which was already covered by us in the past and isn’t really breaking news. However, it is worth noting that the Surface Pro 2 has a 75% battery life improvement over the original Surface Pro.
Microsoft has rolled out firmware updates this month for the Surface Pro 2, improving battery life and performance along with it. Microsoft also improved the accuracy of the thermal sensing and cooling regulation to ensure a quieter and cooler Surface Pro 2 device.
The Surface Pro 2 starts at $899 for the 64GB model. You can head over to the VIA link below to read about the device’s specs, if you weren’t already familiar with them.Further reading: Microsoft, Surface 2, Surface Pro