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Microsoft Surface 2 4G LTE released

Microsoft’s Surface 2 tablet equipped with 4G LTE has now been released in the US, being offered exclusively on the AT&T 4G network. The flagship Windows RT 8.1 device is now retailing, with shipping already going out to those who pre-ordered.

The Surface 2 is being sold in Microsoft retail stores and other big suppliers such as Best Buy, with the 10.6 inch slate going on sale for $679. The LTE version of the Surface 2 comes available on several AT&T data plans, including a shared family package. Alternatively consumers can pick up the Wi-Fi only version which costs much less at $449 if you are not keen on super fast mobile internet.

The Microsoft Surface 2 4G LTE model brings an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage and the full version of Microsoft Office 2013. The 4G tablet does in fact ship unlocked; however options are instantly narrowed down to one as AT&T are still the only provider to carry the surface 2 so far.

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Microsoft has bundled in plenty of extra bonuses to make the overall package more appealing, such as a special Skype deal which offers free calling to landlines in over 60 countries. This benefit will last for a year and also gives users access to any of the 2 million Skype Wi-Fi hotspots across the world.

The Next Web adds that Microsoft are giving customers 200 GB of free OneDrive storage, lasting for 2 years. Microsoft has hinted at a Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3 models in the future after saying that 2014 would be an exciting year for their tablet brand. Once the Surface 2 LTE release hype has died down the big Surface 3 rumors will commence.

Will you be buying the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 with 4G LTE?

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Written by Matt Tran

Matt has a passion for technology, gaming and social media, whether its using it or writing about it. He joins the Product Reviews team having graduated from the University of Greenwich in 2013, after completing an honours degree in Building Surveying. Matt will mostly keep you in the loop on gaming, tech and gadget news.

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