Because the Surface 2 runs Windows 8.1, you can run up to four apps side by side, including Office.
The Surface 2 won't take off without better Windows apps, though. And Microsoft has been working on that. There are now 100,00 apps in Windows Store. Flipboard, Facebook, Mint, NFL Fantasy and more are already in the store or coming soon.
Like the Surface Pro 2, you get two positions on kickstand. This helps you use the tablet in your lap. Combine that with the new uniformly backlit Type Cover 2 and its built-in predictive typing technology you should get a better typing experience.
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