A 4G version of the Microsoft Surface 2 will be available in the UK from 8 May, priced at £539 and coming with 64GB of storage.
Running Windows 8.1, the tablet comes with Office RT Home & Student and Outlook RT pre-installed, and while the addition of a microSIM card slot adds 10g to the overall weight, we’re sure you’ll agree this is a price worth paying for a tablet with super-fast mobile internet.
Aside from the card slot, the Surface 2 with 4G is identical to the regular Wi-Fi version, meaning it’s powered by an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor and has a 10.6-inch Full HD display.
The 4G Surface 2 is £100 more expensive than the 64GB Wi-Fi-only version and will be available from 8 May, but eager buyers can place a pre-order online today. A 4G version of the Surface Pro 2 has not yet been announced.
Apple’s iPAd Air also comes with 4G, but at £659 for the 64GB model, is considerably more expensive than the Microsoft equivalent.
Those looking for a more affordable 4G tablet should consider the Google Nexus 7, which is priced at £299 and comes with 32GB of storage.