Specs for Microsoft Surface RT 2 and Surface Pro 2 rumored

Specs for Microsoft Surface RT 2 and Surface Pro 2 rumored
Although the Microsoft Surface RT is still a newcomer to the tablet scene, while the Pro Surface model is yet to be released, their maker is said to be working on their successors already, if a recent rumor is to be believed. Now, before you ignore this post in disbelief, allow us to point out that the source of the said rumor is the (usually) well-informed MS_Nerd.

He tweets that the Microsoft Surface RT 2 (or whatever it ends up being called) will be smaller – with a 8.6-inch display of unknown resolution. Interesting choice, we have to add, because that would place the device right in between the two well-established tablet categories, namely that of the affordable 7-inchers and the pricier 10-or-so-inch slates. Is Microsoft aiming to give us the best of both worlds with the RT 2? While the current model is powered by a Tegra 3 chipset, the second-gen RT tablet will sport a Qualcomm SoC, according to MS_Nerd.

The second Microsoft Surface Pro model will supposedly use a different chip as well. It is said that the Intel Core i5 silicon will be ditched in favor of an "upcoming and yet-to-be-released AMD 'Temash' APU". AMD's Temash lineup is scheduled to launch in 2013 and will feature at least two 28nm CPUs along with a graphics unit on a single chip. The screen on the second-gen Surface Pro tablet will be a bit bigger at 11.6-inches.
But wait, that's not all! The tipster claims that a third Surface device is on the way. The Surface Book, as it will allegedly be called, will have a 14.6-inch screen and a 22nm "Haswell" chip by Intel. According to leaked roadmaps, these chips will be released during the second quarter of 2013.

Of course, you should keep in mind that all you just read is a load of rumors. Still, we'll let you know in case anything else regarding the future of Surface tablets leaks on the web.

source: @MS_Nerd via Neowin



1. Airforce

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

I can't wait for this...i am sure Surface 2 might be waterproof,Gorilla Screen..and ofcourse SLIMMER....The war against APPLE...HAS BEGUN

7. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

why is it only against apple? and why is it a war?

8. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

Do you live in a cave or something?

9. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

nope but seeing as you think i do then explain because last time i checked there are android tablets too which this would be going against, so saying the war against apple is stupid. plus shows how obsessed you lot are second its not a war, and none of us are even a part of it. why are we the customers taking sides and acting like we are involved in those higher decisions. anyway go on then explain why its only against apple? and why its a war

11. Airforce

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

Dude thos is not a phone fight...This is a who controls the COMPUTER INDUSTRY....Windows VS Macintosh,Windows Phone Vs iphone,Surface Vs Ipad....we know Android is good....but this is not a phone fight mehn....IT'S A RIVALRY

12. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

well this is about tablets, and no offence to tablets but for the foreseeable future tablets have a way to go to be considered replavements for a full pc. if this was about the whole computer industry i wouldnt of brought up android as its got no chance. just saying this is about tablets

15. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

While I agree that this is about tablets, and it will.be a while for computer-OS (versus mobile-OS) tablets to replace most desktops, these will be a popular option because it is what the new version if the OS is designed for. Prices come down, and consumers will opt for a touch screen and its versatility (especially if undockable and portable) instead of having to have a designated computer space.

28. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Already?!??!??!! Microsoft, u r on a roll!!!!!

18. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

He/she did not say "only"; they were both in competition with each other, and "war", metamorphically meaning masses of products against masses of products. That is why.

29. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

And that is why Microsoft has the most Electronic devices share dated 2 this very second

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011


3. wendygarett unregistered

Calm down... It just a rumors lol And I'm glad to be true :)

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

LoL, its way too soon, for rumors , rt just came out....

6. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Well I think the rumors might be true. MS is putting tremendous efforts in R&D these days. Just look at the new things they've released and about to release... - Windows 8 - Windows Blue (Rumored) - Surface RT - Surface Pro - Surface RT 2 (Rumored) - Surface Pro 2 (Rumored) - Surface Phone (Rumored) - Windows Phone 8 - Windows Phone 8 Apollo+ (Rumored) - Windows Phone 7.8 - Windows Phone 7.x (Rumored) - Google glass competitor (Rumored) They already have set themselves at tremendous speed!

16. carlosechev07

Posts: 39; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

Huuummm.. all this rumors in Micrsoft, right now are absolutly realities on Google.. I don't understand how Microsoft Fans will continue beleiving on lies.. Booming Surface RT sales... lies.. Booming W8 sales... lies.. Booming WP8 sales... lies..

17. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

you been a vital person on here and adding to the comment section without your hate and fanboyism.....lies why you feel the need to try and hold google up as this almighty business that is better then all others is pathetic its obvious your a google fanboy

20. carlosechev07

Posts: 39; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

I just use real and usable tech products right now, not just rumors. I use Google and Apple products, because both sides offers me real solutions, in the case of Apple a perfect and highly enriched apps ecosystem. And Google offers me usefull services supported for a bussiness model that bring the users lower prices for top of the line hardware and software. That is a true is not a lie, you Microsoft Fanboy..

21. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Haha speaking of fanboyism... You say that Google already offers everything to you. Can it offer full computing experience like Surface Pro? And Pro isn't a rumor, it's been officially announced. WP8 is beautiful and is positioned at right middle position between Android and iOS. App store isn't a day's or week's work. It matures, slowly. Just tell me how large were play store or App store within an year they launched? If you assume that App stores can offer millions app in the first year then you are being narrow minded.

23. carlosechev07

Posts: 39; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

Thats the problem, the masses does not needs "Full Computing Experience" right now, they just need "Simplified Computing Experience", and that is that microsoft don't offers with W8, more than 60% that have used W8 says that it's less easy to use than W7 and this is a deal braker, just try to put your mother to use W8 and you will see. Just look at the low sales on W8 and the Surface, they are speaking by themself..!

25. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

he didnt ask you what you think the masses needs. thats your opinion. you are not qualified to make everyone elses decision. he asked you can google offer a full computing experience? the reason you didnt answer the question is because the answer is no. you do alot of negative commenting on microsoft articles. thats not an opinion, thats a fact. and i would like to know where "more than 60% that have w8 say that it's less easy to use than w7" article is at? if you're going to throw out numbers please make yourself credible by backing it up. you dont back up anything you say. you just spew out crap hoping anyone that reads what you say will take it as fact. sounds like you've been paying alot of attention to apple's marketing.

26. carlosechev07

Posts: 39; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

Ask on Bing and you will see the response, many surveys from many sources said that, User Experience on W8 is a really painful..

22. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

haha microsoft fanboy, where you getting that from? unlike you my comment wasnt full of one sided fanboy crap mate second every company has rumors about upcoming products real question is why would you come onto an article about rumors if your not interested in them? your trolling like most and been terrible at it. like said before people knock wp8 for lack of apps, then suprisingly when asked if loads of apps are important they say no. so you work that out fanboy troll. your bit about google offering low prices on top hardware.........errm the n4 is obvioulsy what your getting at which has only just been released plus its not optimised so the hardware isnt used to the fullest. lastly though this line ''That is a true is not a lie, you Microsoft Fanboy..'' wheres the lies? are you classing rumors as lies now, there rumors, most of the time they just give a glimpse at what might be coming our way. you need to learn a few things before you try to troll. go back to school child

24. carlosechev07

Posts: 39; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

OMG.. your words sounds some inspired, but you are expending so much time responding to troll lies, maybe you are not so smart than you think, maybe you must be productive and go and enjoy your Nokia 920, that's your world.. The True is hard to accept..!!

5. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Wow I'm really excited now. Haswell, Temash chips and a new Qualcomm monster on surface devices! Everything is next-gen. I am really waiting to get hold of Surface Pro, but now I can wait a little longer. Intel processors are s**t when it comes to graphics. I prefer AMD much more because their Integrated graphics is much, much superior. I bet MS is ditching intel only for the graphics part.

10. bohdan4ik13 unregistered

Hello! I have a secret information about Surface 45 - 256 cores, 3 mm thin and outstanding GPU with Microsoft Blue 39.1. 20 hours standby ^_^

13. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

8.6" will put it in the league of the now extinct Galaxy Tab 8.9

14. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I think Microsoft will have AMD chips on the surface Pro to lower the cost of the Surface Pro tablet PC line. Intel CPU chips are good but Intel charges an arm and a leg for them

19. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Microsoft is really positioning its self to be secure in the future. Microsoft is definitely listening to what the "CUSTOMER!" wants and not what they think they want. I agree with chaoticrazor that we as customers get so passionate about technology; we as customers start to act like decision makers when all we do is buy the product. Put simply "different strokes for different folks". I'm not gonna sit here and hate on apple because they do put out a good product. Alas my personal choice is Windows Phone then android however thats my choice and my right as a consumer. As far as the rumors regarding second gen surfaces and stuff. It all sounds good to me. I would definitely buy one.

27. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i love this rumors!! it urges me to read and read more!! like drugs!! but reading! but why 8.6? 8.9 or 9" would be better size! i saw a lot of tablet with tat size, and its just perfect! not too small and not too big!!!and now they'll use s4 pro? which will be kinda outdated if they release it on q3 or q4 and will not have the "wow" factor? but still good to here that! but hoping tegra 4 as well! and the surface pro 2's 11.6" is kinda huge! and again, will be odd carrying a huge tablet, and odd reading it portrait! and why ditch intel chips? maybe for cheaper pure PC tablet? that is nice!! really nice!!! and looking forward for surface book!! but still hoping surface phone!

30. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Surface computers are at this time has a 16 by 9 shaped screen I hope that Microsoft comes out with a 4 by 3 shaped 10 inch screen Surface computer because most People find them easier to hold to read documents or E books than a 16 by 9 screen. that way Microsoft will have tablets that work for everybody. the Movie buffs would buy a MS 16 by 9 "Surface Pro" for movies and the E reader crowd would buy a 10 inch 4 by 3 "Surface" windows 8 computer

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