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Microsoft has introduced the long-awaited successor to its first series of tablets, Surface 2, which comes after last year’s Surface RT. The product will retail for $449 and ship on October 22 equipped with a special 8.1 version of Windows RT. The new tablet features a full-HD display and a CPU whose speed has been notably raised. The company has heavily promoted the device’s upgrades, among which include a lighter and thinner form factor. Vice President Panos Panay, chief of the Surface project, remarked that there is nothing that will slow down Surface 2.