At long last, users clamoring for 4G LTE broadband connectivity on a Surface 2 tablet are about to get their wish. Beginning tomorrow, Microsoft will begin offering a version of its Surface 2 slate with a built-in 4G LTE radio for $679. The tablet will be available to purchase from Microsoft's online and offline stores, as well as Best Buy (online, offline, and through Best Buy Mobile locations).
Through Microsoft previously promised support for AT&T and Vodafone, tomorrow's launch is only for the AT&T model in the U.S.
"In launching this new version of Surface 2, we’re adding the power and reach of AT&T’s 4G LTE network to an already fantastic device," Microsoft stated in a blog post. "Along with cellular connectivity, all of the refinements that went into Surface 2 are here: the increased speed and battery life, the dual-position kickstand, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT and Outlook 2013 RT, the full HD screen, the upgraded front- and rear-facing cameras and full-size USB 3.0 port, just to name a few."
The new model also includes 200GB of free OneDrive storage for two years. Beyond that incentive (and the 4G LTE radio), the new SKU is the same as the regular Surface 2 64GB model, albeit slightly heavier.