Microsoft Surface RT 2 is still a go

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 28 2013 @ 13:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Neowin reports that despite the poor sales of the current Surface RT tablet, and a $900 million writedown on its Surface RT inventory, Microsoft is still planning to go ahead with a second-generation Surface RT. According to the rumor mill, the next Surface RT will look very similar to the current version, it will receive a modest specification bump and may have a longer battery life.
Microsoft is building a Surface RT 2 and for those of you who are hoping for a total revamp of the tablet, lower your expectations. The Surface RT 2 is in the process of being built and according to our internal sources, looks very similar to the current iteration of the Surface RT.

Expect to see the Surface RT 2 to look visually similar to the current RT but with a modest spec bump under the hood. This should not come as a major surprise as the Surface form-factor works quite well and upping the specs will help to keep the RT competitive with market comparable.

Current rumors suggest that there will be a Snapdragon 800 powering the device (check out our hands on here) which will increase horsepower with a smaller footprint on the battery.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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