On its website, Microsoft makes a big deal about how the Surface 2 is “thinner, faster, and lighter than before.” Yes, technically the new tablet is thinner and lighter, but let’s moderate our Kool-Aid intake before this party gets out of hand. Compared to the model it replaces, the Surface 2 is just two one-hundredths of an inch thinner, and one one-hundredth of a pound lighter. If you can notice the difference, you’re a piece of scientific measuring equipment, and not a human being.
Ouch. In comparison, the iPad shed almost 80g when it went to its second-generation (the 3G-version lost 117g), and the new iPad Air is 280g lighter than the original version.