The Microsoft rumor mills went wild on Wednesday, as rumored details on the upcoming Surface Pro 2 emerged. They aren’t official specs by the company
The rumored updates to the Surface Pro 2 will cover improvements made to the processor, onboard RAM, new accessories, and battery life upgrades. These together with the Windows 8.1 updates coming in October should make the Surface Pro 2 a much better seller than the original Surface Pro.
Haswell Intel Core i5 Inside
With all the latest laptop and tablet announcements coming with the Intel Haswell announcement, it only seems likely that the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 will have the chip as well. The updated Intel Core i5 processor should make the tablet run faster, more efficiently, and give it better battery life.
More RAM and Battery Life
What most users will like about the Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 will be the 4GB and 8GB rumored upgrades. In addition, users will see an estimated 7 hours of battery life on the Surface Pro 2 versus the 5 currently. 40% increased battery life means that users can take it out for the day without worrying about battery life drains.
One of the other rumored Microsoft updates to the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 models is the kickstand. The kickstand is expected to have a backup battery built into it, and possibly with extra storage, which should make Surface Pro users very happy. A simple update to the accessories line for this Microsoft product will make users more productive, and with more storage and/or battery life should save its future.
While no price, official news, or pictures have emerged on these devices, the rumors surrounding the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 are hot. Users wanted more from the first generation Microsoft tablets, and possibly these updates should make users happier. With more memory, additional battery life, added accessories, and speed upgrades, users should flock to these devices. Price though, is always a tough battle and Microsoft needs to price these units competitively against Google and Apple.