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4G Microsoft Surface 2 UK release date and price confirmed

The 4G connected Microsoft Surface 2 tablet has been dated and priced for a UK release as the Windows 8 tablet is made available for pre-order.

With the tablet’s Wi-Fi only sibling having been available for a number of months, Microsoft has now revealed that a 4G Surface 2 will be made available to UK consumers from May 8.

For those extra keen to secure their 4G compatible Surface 2 tablet, Microsoft is now offering pre-orders of the device through its official online store. From May 8 users will be able to snap up the Nokia Lumia 2520 rival through a range of high street retailers, including Dixons Group stores.

As well as its 4G, cellular connection party piece, the new Microsoft Surface 2 tablet features an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor and the manufacturer’s stripped back Windows RT 8.1 operating system.

Coming bundled with Office Home and Student, the 4G Surface 2 will not be cheap. Available only in a 64GB storage version, the tablet will set wannabe owners back a lofty £539.

In a bid to tempt consumers away from the market leading iPad Air and rash of Android tablets, Microsoft has confirmed 4G Surface 2 owners will benefit from a selection of complimentary Skype and OneDrive bonuses.

“To help people get the most out of Surface 2 (4G), new customers will receive free Skype calling to landlines in more than 60 countries for one year, unlimited Skype Wi-Fi available at more than 2 million hot spots worldwide for one year, and 200 GB of free OneDrive storage for two years,” an official Microsoft spokesperson stated.

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