MICROSOFT'S 4G enabled Surface 2 tablet has started shipping in the UK.
Microsoft started taking pre-orders for the Surface 2 with 4G in April, having given the LTE device a £539 price and an 8 May release date.
As Microsoft promised, the device is shipping now, and it arrives unlocked, which means buyers will be able to pick up a 4G SIM from any UK mobile operator.
For £539, you'll get a 64GB Microsoft tablet, complete with free Skype calls for a year and 200GB of Onedrive cloud storage included. It's worth noting that if you don't care about 4G, these incentives come with Microsoft's WiFi-only Surface tablets, too.
Microsoft said that the tablet would be available to pick up at Dixons, as well as at its own store, although it is not yet showing on the retailer's website.
Despite weighing 10g more and having mobile connectivity, the Surface 2 with 4G is identical to its WiFi-only sibling.
This means you'll find the same 10.6in full HD display, which is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, 2GB of RAM and Microsoft's Windows RT operating system. While this isn't the full version of Windows 8, it does come with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT.
Beyond that, the Microsoft Surface 2 with 4G features a built-in kickstand, an optional keyboard add-on, dual 5MP and 3.5MP cameras, and a microSD card slot for storage expansion.
You might not want to pick up a Surface 2 4G tablet just yet, though. Microsoft is expected to announce its next generation of Surface tablets at an event on 20 May, including the long-rumoured Microsoft Surface Mini. µ
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