Microsoft announced today that a long-expected new Surface model, the Surface 2 (AT&T 4G LTE), will be available for purchase starting to tomorrow. This LTE-equipped version of the Windows RT 8.1-powered Surface 2 device commands a $130 premium over a similarly equipped Surface 2, and will retail for $679. Whether this new model is worth such a heady sum is of course up to the buyer.
I was able to preview the Surface 2 LTE briefly back in early February. This is what most blogs would eye-rollingly refer to as a "hands-on" preview, but I won't insult your intelligence like that. I saw the device, got to paw it a bit, and wasn't allowed to take any photos. So here's what I've learned about this new Surface model.
What is it? Surface 2 LTE is a 64 GB version of the Surface 2 with LTE capabilities. It is otherwise identical to the 64 GB Surface 2.