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This article was published on April 10, 2014

Microsoft’s 4G Surface 2 tablet available to pre-order in UK from today, on sale May 8 for £539

Microsoft’s 4G Surface 2 tablet available to pre-order in UK from today, on sale May 8 for £539 Image by: TIMOTHY A. CLARY
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Microsoft has announced that its 4G LTE-capable Surface 2 tablet is now available to pre-order in the UK ahead of its release early next month.

Before today, UK residents have only been able to get hold of the WiFi-only Surface 2 device, but this 4G variant – which runs Windows RT 8.1, rather than the full version of Windows 8.1 – is now available to pre-order from the Microsoft Store. It will then go on sale from high street retailers for £539 from May 8.

Other key hardware specs include an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, 10.6-inch full HD display and 64GB of on board storage. It also comes with free Skype calling to landlines for one year, unlimited Skype WiFi and 200GB of OneDrive storage, free for two years.

Featured Image Credit – Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images