Microsoft on Monday announced the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. They are faster and have more battery life than their predecessors. Finally Microsoft disclosed its latest updates that feature jacked-up elements & effective new dual-position kickstands.

The Surface 2 is built around an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, which raises battery life to up to 10 hours & creates apps run more rapidly & smoothly, according to Microsoft Corporation. It has a 10.6-inch Clear Type Full HD display. Both the Surface 2’s 3.5-MP front camera & the back 5-MP camera can capture 1080p HD video with excellent low light performance. Surface 2 will distribute with Windows 8.1, which presents better personalization, search & multitasking, built-in apps & cloud connectivity.

The Surface Pro 2 is built around an Intel Core i5 Haswell processor. It has a 512-GB flash hard drive. Clients can snap apps side by side & open as many windows as they require. The Surface Pro 2 has a pressure-sensitive Surface Pen with palm-blocking technology. It has a 1080p HD display screen. Surface Pro 2 also provides a 75 percent progress in battery life over the earlier model. There’s also a new cover accessory that enlarges battery life even further. An optional docking place permits the Pro 2 to be used like a laptop.

Both tablets have a full-size USB 3.0 port, an HD Video Out port with a microSD reader. Both are comes with one year of free calling to landlines and free Skype Wi-Fi at more than 2 million Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide  and two years free access to 200 GB of extra storage on Sky Drive.

Overall, with the second generation, Microsoft arrives with a little closer to its aim of satisfying all requirements. The Surface Pro 2 is still attractive costly, but its battery life is much improved & Surface 2 now has a snappier processor and can run Outlook, one of the key plans missing in the first generation.