Microsoft will bring the heat when it launches the Surface Pro 2. According to a few separate reports on Wednesday, Microsoft’s beefier tablet/computer hybrid will see significant spec upgrades when it launches, including a Haswell-based Core i5 and increased RAM, giving consumers the option to choose between 4GB and 8GB. Additionally, the device, which will sport the same design as the current Surface Pro, will sport a more “refined” kickstand.
It’s unclear when Microsoft plans on introducing the new device, but it appears the Redmond company has finalized specs and is ready to unveil something in the next few months. WinSuperSite says the Surface Pro 2 will definitely be more than a modest upgrade, with improved battery and upgraded specs. Price is unknown, but expect it to hover around the current price of the Surface Pro.
Microsoft’s terrific, but underappreciated, Windows 8 tablet/computer is much better than people give it credit for. But its price and the relative uncertainty consumers had with Windows 8 kept it from flying off store shelves. It doesn’t appear like any of that has deterred Microsoft in any way, and in fact this year’s iteration is shaping to be much better than the first version. Hopefully we’ll hear more about the device soon.