You know it’s a bit of a special day when rumors about both the Surface RT and the Surface Pro reach the web. Microsoft is pretty mum on the details, but the flow of information from other sources is gradually increasing.
We learned a fair bit about the upcoming Surface RT earlier in the day, and now some pointers about the Pro version of the slate have made their way to the web, confirming that a shiny new Surface tablet is indeed in the works.
This new report, citing anonymous sources, claims that the second-generation Surface Pro will be equipped with an Intel Core i5 Haswell processor. Plus, memory on the premium slate is very likely to be doubled from 4GB to 8GB.
This should not only provide it with some solid performance boost, but also much improved (and much needed) battery life increase.
The report also states that Redmond is looking to improve the built-in kickstand by implementing some new changes in order to make it more durable. What these new changes are, is anybody’s guess as this time, but considering how much Microsoft touts the kickstand, expect something good.
Anyway, while these minor upgrades are some much needed technical changes, the report also suggests that the technology titan will continue to invest big on promotion.
Only this time Microsoft will release commercials that actually show the key features of the device, instead of people dancing around the tablets — expect some elaborate marketing campaigns soon.
Details on pricing are pretty scarce right now, but the report above does hint that the second-generation model may quite possibly come with the same price tag as the existing version of the Surface Pro.
According to insider sources, the slate is on track to be unveiled in October, most likely together with Windows 8.1. Now whether Microsoft decides to release the full lineup of Surface slates together, or a few months apart remains to be seen.