UK will get the new Surface tablets at the same time as the United States.
Microsoft this morning announced two brand new iterations of the Surface laptop. The company is kicking off pre-orders today, and the tablets are launching at the end of next month. So what will they set you back when they finally do go on sale?
Microsoft's Surface 2 (that's the second iteration of the Surface RT without the RT branding) will come in two variations, a 32 GB model and a 64 GB model. The 32 GB model will cost £349 while the 64 GB model will cost £439. Of course, if you want one of the new Type Covers, or Touch Cover 2.0, that price will climb significantly.
If you're looking at the Surface Pro 2, the 64 GB Pro 2 will cost you £719. Stepping up to the 128 GB model will bring the price up to £799. The 256 GB variation will cost £1,039 while the top of the range 512 GB model will cost £1,439.
The Surface 2 will run Windows RT 8.1, and boasts a 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD display and comes with support for microSD, USB 3.0, and HD video out. The tablet comes in two varaitions, 32 GB or 64 GB, and ships with Office 2013 RT and 200 GB of SkyDrive storage (for two years). The brand new Surface Pro 2 packs a full version of Windows 8.1 Pro, a 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD display, support for microSD, USB 3.0, and mini DisplayPort. Both 64 GB and 128 GB capacities are available with 4 GB of RAM while the 256 and 512 GB capacities will each have 8 GB of RAM. Pre-orders start September 24 and availability in 21 markets is expected on October 22.