New Microsoft Surface tablets to be announced in June with 7"-9" displays, Intel or Nvidia chipsets

New Microsoft Surface tablets to be announced in June with 7
Intel dropped a bombshell today that its Haswell chips will have up to three times the graphics prowess of the current embedded generation, and those are already shipping to manufacturers.

Hot on the heels of this announcement now come reports from the Taiwan supply chain which confirm that the production of second generation Microsoft Surface tablets in is full bore for announcement at the Build Developer Conference June 26-28, and it will sport Intel and Nvidia chipsets. While we can only hope that low-power Haswell setups will be used for the Surface Pro 2, or whatever it gets named, since it will mean ARM-like battery life with improved graphics, we are also curious what Nvidia processor will go into an eventual RT 2 version, hoping for a Tegra 4.

The other interesting tidbit is that the new Surfaces will feature screens 7"-9" in size, which we've heard before, so as Microsoft has an answer to the onslaught of smaller Android and iPad slates that are taking the tablet world by storm. The laundry list of suppliers for the other components includes:


On that last note, Microsoft has apparently ordered components for no more than a million and a half second generation Surfaces, as that's what it sold from the first edition, Pro and RT combined, so this time it is being more realistic in its sales expectations, though if it gets the price, processors and OS polish right, these shipment projections might undergo a revision.

source: Digitimes

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8 Comments

1. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Aww yisss, need a variety of Surface tablets.

2. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

make RT price same as the ipad, not same as a laptop

5. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

...it is currently the same price (without the keyboard). It would be cool if the Pro were $500 and the RT closer to $200

6. yougotkilled1

Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

If only if the pro was 500$... The pro offers more of an ultrabook like laptop more than on a tablet base like the nexus 10 or the ipad. It runs 3rd party apps that are compatibles with windows 7 very well and it's very light. I argue with the price because you can get a laptop with better specs and more hard drive space, but I'm not complaining. Had my pro for about 4 months and I'm loving it!

3. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Hopefully they don't overprice the Surfaces this time.

4. AdamLeonard

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 24, 2011

Hopefully they make one with an i7 and 8GB of ram. That's what I need to run a business database I use constantly. I'd love a 13.3" version too. Let's see Surface, Small Surface, and Full Surface models.

7. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

I think i might purchase part 2 of the surface tablets.

8. kissily

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 09, 2012

I thought the Surface Pro didn't make much sales. Will the smaller versions do?

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