Microsoft set to release the ‘Surface 2’ while Tesco release budget Tablet
Microsoft are set to release their next installment in their tablet range with the Surface RT 2 and the Surface Pro 2. While Tesco have announced their Hudl tablet which will run an android operating system.
So I hear you ask, “What is the difference between the old surface and the new?” Well, the surface RT is a more everyday model which has less processing power, less memory but subsequently a much better battery life and thickness. The Pro allows users to use every day programs that they would normally use, whereas the RT model can only run apps specifically built for its ARM processor.
Tesco’s Hudl tablet will target those consumers who still want a tablet, but otherwise would not be able to afford pricier options. Tesco believe that their trustworthy brand image will also help to promote the tablet to their consumers.
The main upgrades that are rumored for the Pro 2 involves: a new and improved i5 Haswell processor which will greatly improve the battery life which previously plagued original Surface Pro owners, other features include more RAM, possibilities of a new kick stand and also a very cool addition touch pad keyboard which allows them to store battery life which can then be used to power the tablet.
Now about the price, Microsoft hasn’t made the new tablets any more affordable than the last with the RT model rumored to come in at $499 and the Pro model at $899. Whereas the Hudl will be priced around about £119 (which some critics believe won’t really create any profit).