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New commercial fails to differentiate between Surface 2, Surface Pro 2

Microsoft released one of the first Surface 2 marketing videos on Thursday, and now the company has released a longer commercial that explains the tablet line's unique capabilities, though it doesn't clarify when it's referring to the Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2.

Unlike Microsoft's original Surface commercials, which centered on the optional Touch and Type Covers, the Surface 2 commercial primarily showcases the features of the tablets themselves. At a minute long, the new commercial shows Microsoft's updated tablets being used in a variety of environments, such as taking notes in a classroom with Microsoft Word or drawing on photo with Adobe Photoshop. The tablets' accessories are also touted, however, as the commercial notes the click-in keyboards available.

Despite the focus on capabilities, one thing the commercial doesn't do is differentiate between the ARM-powered Surface 2 and x86-powered Surface Pro 2. Both tablets are clearly featured in the commercial, with the Surface Pro 2 being used in the aforementioned Photoshop scene and the Surface 2 used for the Office scene.

"This is not just a tablet – it has a click-in keyboard and Microsoft Office, so you can do real work," the commercial's narrator says at one point, though he doesn't note that he's referring to Surface 2 coming bundled with the productivity suite, while Surface Pro 2 owners have to purchase the software separately.

Similarly, the end of the commercial shows a Surface 2 logo, though the Surface Pro 2 logo is never displayed. The only time the Windows 8 tablet is mentioned is with disclaimers at certain scenes. 

Source: YouTube

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