Microsoft Surface RT  vs Pro 2 

New: Microsoft Surface Pro 2 128GB vs 64GB (Oct, 2013)
Released October, 2012

Microsoft Surface RT

  • 10.6"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows RT
Front view of Microsoft Surface RT
Quality is very good for Skype video, but the low resolution cameras don't take inspiring photos or video.
by MobileTechReview (Oct, 2012)
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Released October, 2013

Microsoft Surface Pro 2

  • 10.6"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 2
Throw in Microsoft's own hone brewed ClearType rendering technology as well, it's able to deliver great details to even the finest of text – so there's plenty of sharpness and clarity to it.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Microsoft Surface RT

Reasons to consider the
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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Higher resolution rear camera 2 MP vs 0.9 MP Around 2.2x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 2

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2

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Much longer battery life 15 hour vs 8 hour Around 90% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Significantly more expandable storage 2,048 GB (SDXC) vs 128 GB (microSD) 16x more maximum capacity
Significantly sharper screen 207 ppi vs 147 ppi More than 40% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
More RAM 4 GB vs 2 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1366 x 768 Around 2x higher resolution
Newer Oct, 2013 vs Oct, 2012 Release date a year later
Slightly faster processor 1.6 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 5% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster

Features Key features of the Surface RT  vs Pro 2 

screen resolution

Surface RT
1366 x 768
Surface Pro 2
1920 x 1080

memory

camera resolution

Surface RT
1.3 MP
Surface Pro 2
0.9 MP

CPU Cores

Surface RT
Quad core
Surface Pro 2
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Surface RT
1.5 GHz
Surface Pro 2
1.6 GHz

Reviews Word on the street

Surface RT  vs Pro 2 

7.0
7.9
Overall, while I think the Surface Pro 2 is the more useful product, I wish it had gotten the same design love as the RT version.
Surface Pro 2

8.5
8.5
Currently, the Microsoft Surface is being made in 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Wi-Fi form on.
Surface RT

6.0
8.0
The 1,920 by 1080 resolution is great for movies (and means you'll keep the DPI and zoom settings up, because while text is crisp, clear and smooth it can also be a little small on the 10.6-inch screen).
Surface Pro 2

Overall

7.3 Out of 10
8.1 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Surface RT  vs
Pro 2 
Size 10.6" 10.6"
Technology OLED IPS LCD
Resolution 1366 x 768 1920 x 1080
PPI 147 ppi 207 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No No

processor

Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.6 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS No No
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes

storage

Surface RT  vs
Pro 2 
Internal storage 64 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 4 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
microSD
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB 2,048 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes
Webcam 1.3 MP 0.9 MP
Rear camera 2 MP 0.9 MP

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0
Hdmi support 1 HDMI 1 HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 903 g 907 g
Size 274.6 x 171.9 x 13.5 mm 274.6 x 172.9 x 13.5 mm
Thickness 13.5 mm 13.5 mm
Battery life 8 hour 15 hour
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