Microsoft's 4G enabled Surface 2 gets UK price and release date

Microsoft has announced it's Surface 2 4G tablet will land on UK shores in May

The Surface 2 4G is open for pre-orders right now from the Microsoft store or website. The tablet will come with 64gb of storage and will cost £539. Retailers PC World and Currys will be stocking the tablet computer on May 8th.

Surface 2 4G comes with Windows 8.1 preinstalled which includes programmes such as Office Home and Student and Outlook. Like its Wi-Fi only brother the 4G model will have a 10.6 inch full HD display and will run on an nVidia Tegra 4 processor. 

Unlike the cheaper Wi-Fi model the 4G tablet comes with a micro-SIM slot that offers the users the ability to insert and sim and tai advantage of super-fast 4G LTE connectivity whenever they do not have Wi-Fi coverage. 

It is also £120 cheaper than its closest rival, the 4G enabled iPad Air with 64gb of storage, which is priced at £659. 

In the past Microsoft has mocked Apple's tablet in TV ads, claiming it to be an inferior product because it doesn't have some of the functions that the Surface and Surface 2 has. 

Although the Surface still has some way to go until it makes its mark on the tablet industry with latest sales figures of around £532 million compared to Apple's iPad figures that eclipse the Surface at £6.8 billion.