Surface 2 is the second generation Surface RT tablet featuring Microsoft’s latest Windows 8.1 RT OS. It was previously rumored few weeks ago. In size, it measures 8.9mm in thickness, weighs 676g and is built from two pieces of magnesium. The Surface 2 features a 10.6-inch ClearType display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 processor and 4GB RAM. For connectivity, it supports Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS and USB 3.0. The new Surface 2 tablet is three to four times faster than its predecessor and the battery life is improved by 25 percent. For storage, it will come with 32GB or 64GB built-in memory. The Surface 2 will ship with Windows 8.1 RT, full Microsoft Office suite and 200GB of free cloud storage on SkyDrive. It also comes with a redesigned kickstand that makes it easier to balance the tablet on your lap. The new Surface 2 is compatible with new Touch Cover 2, a new version of keyboard that measures only 2.5mm in thickness and features 1092 integrated sensors. The new keyboard features predictive typing and gesture support. In addition to that Surface 2 owners will enjoy international calling on Skype. The Surface 2 will be available to purchase in two colors – white and black. The prices will start at $449 for 32 GB variant. Pre-order for Surface 2 will start on September 24th and the tablet will arrive on October 22nd. Stay tuned for more updates or follow @harrym20 on Twitter.