6. Better screen quality
The Surface 2 is now on a par with its big Pro brother, with a full HD 1920x1080 pixel screen packed into its 10.6in frame.
The equivalent Surface RT from the previous generation was saddled with a mere 1366x768, so this added pixel punch will certainly improve the experience of consuming videos and magazine articles.
The screen will be backed up with a more powerful Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, meaning we hopefully shouldn't see too many ill effects in terms of performance, as well as better battery life to boot.
5. Improve kickstand for easier typing
The original Surface suffered at the hands – or should we say legs – of being difficult to use when mounted on users' laps. A combination of sub-par viewing angles and a very limited kickstand angle meant that lap-based operations with the Surface's keyboard covers were not an enjoyable experience.
Microsoft seems to have fixed this now, with the kickstand now offering two angles at which it can be locked: one ideal for desk use, and another, lower angle for lap-based operation.
This is a step in the right direction for making a device that can truly be considered 'ultra portable'.
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