Microsoft Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Book details leak

Microsoft Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Book details leak

Even though Microsoft has just recently started selling the Surface tablet and Surface Pro isn’t out yet, details for the successor devices have been leaked. Naturally, we won’t see those before the end of next year, but it’s good to know that the Redmond giant is thinking ahead and is willing to invest as much resources as need to stay in the game.

The upcoming Surface 2 will stay on ARM-based platform, but it will be Qualcomm’s rather than Nvidia’s processor that will handle all the tasks. Moreover, we’re hearing that the next Surface will come with a smaller 8.6-inch screen, making it more portable, hence easier to carry around.

On the other hand, the Surface Pro 2 will likely sport a bigger, 11.6-inch touchscreen but will dump Intel-made CPU for an AMD one. The rumor says it that this model will use the upcoming AMD’s tablet-specific APU (combination of CPU and GPU) called “Temash,” which will be available later in 2013.

Finally, there will be another device called Surface Book, coming with a large, 14.6-inch display and an Intel-made 22 nm “Haswell” processor. This chip will start shipping around mid-2013.

As for “how do we know this”, we got all the information from @MS_nerd, a well known leaker “covering” Microsoft. You too can follow him from here.

[Via: Unwired View]

  • Anonymous

    I would like to try out smaller Surface 2. That size seems perfect…

  • I Would hate for them to change for factors, adding a smaller one and a larger ok I can deal but to loose the current ones form factor would be disappointing, just keep the same form factor for a few years and improve the specs Microsoft, like adding the latest and greatest processor next year, more ram, go up in memory like 128GB ssd, a gps, and a wan 3g/4g modem, make it lighter and call it a day.

  • They spend so much time working on the external hardware of the Surface, and now they’re gonna dump all that and work on a new one? Don’t think so.

    Would like to see the successor of the Surface with better innards (Haswell for the Surface Pro!), but same form factor, please.

    I actually don’t mind if Microsoft decides to not release a successor until 2014 (Broadwell!), let the market grow on to the current Surface…
    Don’t change the screen size FFS!

  • Pete

    Existing size is great. Screen resolution should be 1920×1080 and weight should be less. 8.6″ too small. Forget about a touch cover if that happens, it will be a toy rather than the tool it is today.
    Of course, maybe Microsoft’s plan isn’t to stay in the hardware business, but rather set form factor standards for the OEMs to follow.

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