Believe it or not, the first rumors regarding the next generation of Surface tablets have hit the blogosphere last year, in December. That’s actually before even the Surface Pro went on sale. In any case, new rumors and reports concerning the Surface 2 have continued to pop up at a steady rate throughout the last half of year or so, with some of them hinting/claiming that the new Surface line-up would’ve been revealed by now. It obviously didn’t happen, so in case you’re wondering whether or not Microsoft is still planning on launching this device, then we may have an answer for you today.
Interested? Check back after the break for additional details.
Microsoft Surface 2 – Still Being Developed
Not too long ago, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has apparently revealed to CNET that his company is working hard on the next-gen Surface RT. So, despite the low sales figures of the slate – which, according Huang, had to do with Outlook’s absence at launch– Microsoft is still planning on releasing a second generation Surface RT tablet.
The NVIDIA CEO hasn’t mentioned anything about the Surface 2 (Pro), but we strongly believe that the next-gen Pro model is definitely in the works as well, once again, despite its disappointing sales figures. As to why Huang hasn’t mentioned anything about the Surface 2 Pro, the answer is pretty simple: much like the original model, the next-gen slate will probably be powered by an Intel CPU, and not an NVIDIA one.
As for the tablet’s availability, nothing is certain at this point, but if I were to take a wild guess, we’d say that the Pro model will go on sale after the RT. So in other words, there’s still a pretty long way to go for the Surface 2 Pro. On the other hand, the RT could go on sale sooner, and once again, we’d say that Q4 2013 is a pretty safe bet. We’ll keep you posted.