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Microsoft Surface 2 4G LTE hits UK shores

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Microsoft?s latest tablet, the Surface 2 4g LTE, is now finally available in retail shelves in the UK. The company has kept its promise of shipping the tablet to British soil by May 8 following the preorders that were initiated last month.

The AT&T version of the Surface 2 4G LTE tablet was released in the US last March 18 from various sources which include Microsoft online stores, BestBuy mobile as well as commercial resellers before being rolled out in the UK.

Panos Panay, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Surface, said that Microsoft is pleased with how the surface 2 users are diversified. He stated: ?Surface has become a powerful tool in the lives of this incredibly diverse group of people. There are students, parents, artists, architects, photographers, writers, and business people of all stripes who have come to love Surface because it is the tablet that lets them do more, and I love hearing the creative ways you’re using Surface?.

The British version of the Surface 2 4G LTE tablet comes unlocked and allows its customers to purchase a 4G SIM from any of their preferred mobile operators or network providers in the UK. It is almost identical to the previous Surface 2 model but it has a couple of modifications. It sports high speed Internet connectivity but weighs an additional 10 grams more. The tablet?s price is at ?539.

Aside from the LTE capability, other features include a 64GB storage, optional keyboard, a built in kickstand, a free year of Skype calls, 200GB of OneDrive (previously known as SkyDrive), a front facing camera at 3.5MP, a back camera at 5MP, a microSD card slot, and cloud storage. The device is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor and runs on Windows 8.1 RT and brings with it the Microsoft Office Home and Student 2014 suite.

The price of ?539 can be a bit expensive for users so companies like EE will have a subscription plan for the device at an initial price of ?99 under a two year contract. The device will be available at Microsoft online stores, Currys, PC World, and Dixons.

Photo Source: Microsoft Surface 2 website

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