Not one for the walled gardens of Apple? Hate the "openness" of Android tablets? Just looking for an excuse to buy a Surface 2? You're in luck! Microsoft has opened up pre-orders for the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2.

You've already read what it's about, and if this is your thing you should check it out. In case you missed it though, getting a Surface Pro and TypeCover accessory is no cheap affair (priced my choice, a Surface Pro 2 with 256GB storage and TypeCover, at over $1500 - gaaaadddaaaamn!).

For now I think I'll take a pass on it.

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