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New Behind The Scenes Video Shows How Microsoft Built The Surface 2

The second generation Surface tablets are set to take the world by storm later this month, and according to Redmond, the slates are off to a particularly good start.

And this is, in many ways, unsurprising, when you consider that the refreshed devices offer the best of both worlds (portability and performance) while at the same time improving upon nearly every feature of the original tablets.

The Surface 2, for instance, finally drops the RT moniker, and thanks in no small parts to its improved processor, now comes with a full HD display.

The same goes for the Surface Pro 2 that combines underlying engineering improvements along with Intel’s impressive new Haswell processors to take care of the biggest complaint by far of the original device — the low battery time.

And now Microsoft has put up a brief video (titled The Making of Surface 2) that provides a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at the development process of these sleek new slates.

You can take a look at the video below:

The clip focuses more on the accompanying accessories of the tablet, rather than the slate itself, the updated Surface Type and Touch Covers. On display are the smaller sensors that make for easier typing and touch gestures, along with the different color choices available and the backlit keyboard keys.

It does not show anything particularly new, but is a good look at how the new devices were developed.

Surface 2, along with the Surface Pro 2, are on track to start shipping October 22, some four days after the release of Windows 8.1. Microsoft is currently running a preorder campaign that allows you to reserve your own device if you want.