It’s finally happening – Microsoft will soon launch the Surface 2 Windows RT tablet with 4G LTE radios onboard and it looks like AT&T holds exclusivity on this model in the US. According to a report, stock of the new variant has already arrived in MS stores and a price has been leaked as well.
The Microsoft Surface 2 LTE will compete against the Nokia Lumia 2520 that’s already available on AT&T and Verizon. The latter, however, has the upper hand as it’s tagged at $499.99 without a contract. The non-LTE version of the Windows RT tablet from the Redmond giant costs $549 and WPCentral that’s the source of the information, notes that customers will have to pay $130 more for cellular support.
A couple of images of the Microsoft Surface 2 LTE’s packaging have also been revealed. The model soon to be announced will have 64GB of internal storage and it will support LTE bands 4, 7 and 17 in addition to 2G and 3G networks. There’s no information on whether AT&T will offer the tablet subsidized with a contract or not. The internal hardware could have been modified as well, but there’s no evidence of any changes as yet.
Here are the main specifications of the Surface 2:
– Platform: Windows RT 8.1
– Display: 10.6-inch 1080p panel
– Processor: 1.7GHz quad core Tegra 4
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, microSD card reader
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 64GB storage
– Camera: 5MP rear, 3.5MP front
– Battery: Up to 10 hours of video playback
Considering that stock of the Microsoft Surface 2 LTE is already in stores, we expect to see an official launch pretty soon. The tablet will sell for $679.