So Microsoft are widely expected to announce the new Surface tablets later this morning.
News sources say they will be launching the Surface Pro 2 and the Surface 2 line of tablets. The Surface 2 will be based (again) on Windows RT while the Surface Pro 2 will be the Windows 8.1 based tablet.
Some of the speculation about the specs goes like this..
The Surface 2 will run Intel’s latest line of chips, a Haswell-based Core i5, Neowin has learned from several sources. In addition, the RAM will receive a considerable bump, being doubled 4GB to 8GB. Finally, while the device will look similar to the current Pro, Microsoft has “refined” the kickstand that ships with the device. What the refinement is exactly, we don’t have a clear picture yet; it could be a more robust stand that is stronger or one that offers alternative viewing angles, but this is speculation at this point.
If you are curious about what the features will be for the upcoming Surface RT 2, likely to be called just the Surface, the device will be equipped with a Tegra 4 CPU, 1080P screen, two-step style kickstand and we are also hearing the RAM will get bumped to 4GB too. We are not sure if the RAM bump will be like that of the Surface Pro 2 that may include models that have either 4GB or 8GB.
We’ll know all about these devices in a few hours but I guess I’m curious.
- Do you care about these new Microsoft tablet devices?
- How much would you pay for a Surface RT or Surface Windows 8 device?
- What features do you want to see the most in these new devices?
Please use the comments below and let us know…