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Introducing… Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2

The older and wiser brother of the Surface Pro, Microsoft's Surface Pro 2, like its predecessor, has been billed as a true laptop replacement.

Capable of running Windows software which includes the full Microsoft Office suite, as well as apps from the Windows Store, Microsoft says its latest Surface addition offers the portability and simplicity of a tablet and flexibility of a laptop.

Powered by a fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor to deliver increased performance, further improvements include 75 percent longer battery life than Surface Pro - which Microsoft believe could be a game changer among many on the fence users.

Top features and benefits:

• More than a tablet

Unlike other tablets, you can knock out longer emails by clicking in a Touch Cover or Type Cover.

The sturdy Kickstand now features two positions, making Surface Pro 2 comfortable to use on your lap or at a desk. With a full-size USB port, it’s easy to transfer pictures or connect to other devices.

• Performance of a laptop

With a fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Surface Pro 2 provides incredibly fast performance and up to 75 percent more battery life, so you can do more on a single charge.

• All the programs you need

Surface Pro 2 is compatible with virtually all your favorite Windows software, including the entire Microsoft Office suite.

With Windows 8.1 Pro, you can download apps from the Windows Store and use them side by side with snap view.

• Write, draw and create

Surface Pro 2 includes the Surface pen that is pressure-sensitive and precise so you can get creative with drawing and note-taking. The pen makes it easy to mark up your presentations, PDFs and documents just like you would on paper.

• Use Skype everywhere

With front- and rear-facing 720p cameras, you can take photos and have crystal-clear video chat. Surface Pro 2 now comes with unlimited worldwide calling to landlines in more than 60 countries around the world and unlimited Skype Wi-Fi for one year.

Pricing

• 64 GB + Surface pen - NZ$1,299

• 128 GB + Surface pen - NZ$1,449

• 256 GB + Surface pen - NZ$1,879

• 512 GB + Surface pen - NZ$2,599

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