Surface 2 And Surface Pro 2, What’s The Difference?

surface pro 2 with all accessories attached

Recently Microsoft have announced two windows 8 tablets named as Surface 2 and Surface pro 2. Both of the tablets are quite changed and powerful than their predecessors surface and surface pro. Both of the newly announced tablets are also quite different from each other and that’s what we are going to discuss today. Everything from specifications to price is different for both  of these upcoming windows tablets.

surface pro 2 with all accessories attached


1. Operating system functionality

Both of the recently announced tablet are windows 8.1 based but as their predecessors surface 2 have windows 8.1 RT and other have fully functional windows 8. RT means less apps, less fun and utility. But surface 2 will capable to run all those apps which are available for windows phones.

2. Processor

This surface pro 2 will come with whooping Intel core i5 processor with 4GB of RAM. But surface 2 will come with Nvidia Tegra 4 ARM-based processor. Moreover Microsoft Surface pro 2 is 20% faster than the older version of surface pro.

3. Memory

surface 2

Surface pro 2 will come with 8GB of RAM with 64 and 128 GB memory options. While on the other hand Surface 2 will come with 32 and 64 GB memory options. Surface pro 2 users will also be able to upgrade RAM to 8 GB and memory to 256 and 512 GB. That’s pretty cool.

4. Possibilities

Surface 2 have less possibilities because it will come with windows 8.1 RT what’s a mobile version of windows 8.1 and that mean you will be only able to use mobile apps. But on the other hand surface pro 2 is the only tablet replacement for PC as surface pro 2 will come with fully functional windows 8.1 and powerful Intel core i5 processor. You will be able to install any windows software on surface pro 2.

5. Price

This is also another big different between surface 2 and surface pro 2. Surface 2’s 32 GB model will cost $449 and 64GB model will cost $549. But surface pro 2 is very costly than surface 2, surface pro 2’s 64GB model will cost you $899.

surface pro 2 with purple cover case

So, these are the major differences between Microsoft surface pro 2 and surface 2. Surface 2 is just another tablet in market but surface pro 2 is the first PC replacement tablet. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, and we get a commission on purchases made through our links.