Microsoft Opens Up Pre-order For Surface 2 And Surface Pro 2

Microsoft today began taking pre-orders for the next generation Surface devices, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. You can place your pre-order via www.MicrosoftStore.com, Microsoft Stores, and through select retailers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

You can find information about new Surface devices and accessories as well as how to pre-order in your country at www.Surface.com/pre-order.

 

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  • arrow2010

    Guess what? No discounted cover-bundles this time. What is MS thinking?

    • Jeff Hung

      Stop pretending you’re going to buy one by any chance. Everyone here knows your attitude clearly.

      • Mike366

        Well said!!!

      • arrow2010

        I bought a Surface Pro 128GB back in February with a type cover, Wedge mouse and other accessories. I spent $1300 in total on everything. So I put my money where my mouth is.

        • Guest

          Sure you did.

          Look, we get it. You’re really desperate for attention in any form, even if it’s overwhelmingly negative. And you have a big chip on your shoulder regarding MS for reasons unknown. Maybe they fired you, or never hired you. Or maybe you saved your allowance and bought an Actimate Barney once upon a time, only it ended up crapping out and ruining your otherwise idyllic childhood. I don’t know, and frankly don’t care. But either smarten up and post something even marginally worthwhile or just fuck off and go somewhere else, as you’ve no doubt done many many times before.

          • Yuan Taizong

            Just ignore the trolls, feeding is what they want, they feed of your anger like a baby feeds off attention.

          • Yuan Taizong

            L.O.L. I was the opposite, I was an extreme Microsoft-hater during my childhood, although I was an enormous Vista- and 7-fan when they both came out, I switched to Mac, and I’ve never bashed anything or anyone so hard as I did to Internet Explorer ever since I switched to Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari, and I really, really, really hated the Xbox as a hardcore Sony PlayStation fanboy and Nintendo fanboy.

            Now I adore the new path Microsoft has chosen, Internet Explorer is the best browser, the fastest and safest, Windows 8 and the Cloud changed my life, it made them easier and the new Xbox One looks awesome, and I’m never switching back to a Crapintosh ever again. Whatever Microsoft was is something they’ve made well up for today, the Microsoft of today is probably the best software, gaming and services company in the world.

          • DrDrew

            You take your technology a bit to seriously, it is just stuff

    • Guest

      Has it occurred to you how psychotic it is to create an alias for the sole purpose of hunting out multiple MS-related news sites just so you can crap all over the company daily? You need professional help.

      • arrow2010

        Could you ever comprehend how psychotic it is to be a “troll hunter” on the internet?

        I have spent countless thousands on Microsoft related software & hardware over the years. I am very qualified to level criticisms!

        • Guest

          At least you concede you’re a troll. That’s progress. And I didn’t hunt you out. You hunted this forum out, as you have others. Whether you’re qualified to level criticism is a matter of debate and moot anyway. Nobody is questioning your right to occasionally do so, just like everyone else. What separates you from normal people is that’s basically all you do. Daily. The majority of your 1400+ comments attest to that. And sorry, but that’s not the sign of someone who is mentally stable.

  • Yuan Taizong

    I’m seriously considering buying one, although I might be ”a late adopter”, but the Skype + SkyDrive deal is just too awesome to leave alone.

  • redtidal

    I still seriously doubt there is a reason for the existence of RT (both hardware and software). It creates consumer confusion.

    • Guest

      MS has made a lot of mistakes in branding and the launch. But that’s the technical equivalent of saying you don’t see why Apple modified OS X to create iOS.

      • redtidal

        They could focus on bring WP, which already runs on ARM, to support a larger screen sooner. Instead they created two variations from the WIN 8 kernel. (The good news is MS seems to move to combine RT with WP to future one product.)

        OS X and iOS are marketed differently (Apple never promised iOS can do the same as full OS X.). While Windows 8 RT is marketed almost the same as Windows 8. How many none tech blog readers out there really understand the differences?

        • Guest

          They could have done a lot of things which they didn’t. Let’s face it, they completely misjudged the impact of iPad and how fast people would embrace tablets, including Android ones, generally. All of which is water under the bridge now. RT as conceived, though not necessarily as currently executed, is their strategic focus for the future, not W8.

          OS X and iOS are marketed and named differently now. But that wasn’t always true. Initially they marketed what would later become iOS as being OS X, just slimmed down. In fact they touted how scalable OS X was because of that. Down the line they realized iOS was their future, not OS X, and rebranded it and started marketing it differently. But I agree MS did an awful job of differentiating W8 and RT, starting with the ridiculous name. RT should never have been “Windows” anything. That name carries an expectation of W32 compatibility, which RT doesn’t provide, and a lot of negative baggage as well which isn’t super helpful to anything you need to market as “new” or “cool”. I wouldn’t have used it for WP either. It’s too bad Metro can’t be legally used. It would be a solid name for a combined WP/RT.

          • Viktor

            You and others need to update your database from time to time.
            Windows doesn’t equals win32 anymore and MS has nothing to do with slowpokes who still don’t get it.

          • Cruncher

            Now the interesting fact is, that Windows RT has the win32 subsystem intact. Just lacking a few legacy libraries like DirectX8. You can just recompile most win32 apps in case you have the source and they will run under RT.

          • Guest

            Yeah, that is interesting. Was that required in order to support Office in some way?

          • Guest

            Right. That must explain why the Windows version that doesn’t support W32 is selling so well.

        • Cruncher

          There are _NOT_ two variations of the Windows 8 Kernel. Windows 8 (x86) and Windows RT use the very same kernel. Aside from the kernel, Windows RT and Windows 8 are pretty much one and the same OS. How come you think they are different? The only major difference is not the OS but the CPU architecture.
          For the same reason Microsoft will not combine Windows 8/RT and WP. They will however unify the API and application runtime.