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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 updated on the sly, now includes faster Intel chip

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 updated on the sly, now includes faster Intel chip
If you purchased the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 soon after its October 22nd launch, you might be upset to hear that the crew in Redmond has updated the tablet and has replaced the processor that originally powered the slate. Instead of the 1.6GHz Intel i5-4200U chip that was on the tablet when it first shipped, the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 now features a faster 1.9GHz i5-4300U CPU.

Based on recent Geekbench scores, it would appear that the change was made last month. A Surface Pro 2 owner, who had a problem with his slate following a firmware update, exchanged his tablet for a new one and noticed the change. Besides the faster speed, the newer chip also includes Intel Trusted Execution Technology, which offers enhanced software security.

The reason behind Microsoft's decision to replace the original processor on the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is unknown, but the updated slates are just hitting stores right about now.

"Microsoft routinely makes small changes to internal components over the lifetime of a product, based on numerous factors including supply chain partnerships, availability, and value for our customers. With any change to hardware or software, we work to ensure that the product experience remains excellent."-Microsoft

source: TheVerge via Pocketlint

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posted on 02 Jan 2014, 23:11

1. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)

I actually want one of these

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 00:37

2. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

Me too, but we can only dream

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 00:49

3. twens (Posts: 1064; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

Me three

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 00:54

4. Gemmol (Posts: 792; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

How is everyone new years going so far

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 01:37

5. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

Then call it the surface 2.5 pro!

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 17:47

6. xtroid2k (Posts: 534; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)

I forget what year it was when Apple did something similar with its products. Two months later the product was upgraded causing a whole fiasco with its customer base and Apple if I remember correctly was giving credits or a promotion to customers who bought the product at launch.

This makes sense why Microsoft kepts its mouth shut. However I just have a bad taste in my mouth when a company does this. This is why I wait and I don't buy products when they come out. Anyway, I love my note 10.1 2014 edition. Anybody know of any s pen supported roms

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