Microsoft's Surface 2 wants you to be productive

Panos Panay, Microsoft's VP of Surface, introduces introduces a second generation of Surface tablets on September 23, 2013 in New York City. The new devices will be in stores on Oct. 22.

Microsoft launched the Surface 2 tablet in New York yesterday. The company says the new tablet lasts longer without charging and is more powerful, too. Brett Ostrum is the general manager of development for the Surface tablet. He says Microsoft users have come to expect productivity from their computers and tablets. But a survey by Gartner research says tablet owners spend 50 percent of their screen time on entertainment and only 15 percent of the time working. 

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