Undaunted by its dismal first attempt to become a hardware player with its first Surface tablet products, Microsoft is back for more. The firm unveiled two devices earlier this week boasting a raft of new specs.
The firm will be hoping the devices catch the eye of those who were uninterested in its first foray into the market, loading each tablet with a host of new specifications and peripherals to compete with the likes of Apple's iPad.
Microsoft clearly has no intention of giving up in this market, as seen by its $200 trade-in offer for iPad devices in the US. Extra cash could be handy as the Surface 2 will cost £360 and the Surface Pro 2 £720, still notably more expensive than most iPad models.
With all this in mind V3 has highlighted some of the most noteworthy new features in the two devices, to see if Microsoft stands a better chance of success the second time around.
10. 200GB of free SkyDrive storage for the first two years
Online storage is everywhere these days, but getting a sizeable amount that can cover all your needs still costs you money. As such, device manufacturers are now looking to bundle large cloud storage as standard with purchases.
Google did this with its Chromebook Pixel device, and Microsoft has announced that customers of the new Surface Pro 2 or Surface 2 will get 200GB per year for two years. This is also better than the offers form Apple, where you have to pay for any reasonable storage in its iCloud platform.
Also, if you want the SkyDrive storage offering without buying a Surface, you can buy it for $100 a month as well.
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