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#1 Elhuyar

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:06 PM

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Microsoft is going to launch a new Surface 2 running Windows RT 8.1 and a Surface Pro 2 with Windows 8.1. Both are updated models of the existing tablets, and will feature a new two-stage kickstand. Microsoft will upgrade its Surface Pro 2 to Intel's new Haswell processor, and the company is also planning to ship units with 8GB of RAM on board. The new Surface 2 will make use of Nvidia's Tegra 4 chipset. Both are expected to launch around the same time as Windows 8.1 starts shipping on October 18th.

 

Paul Thurrott reports that a new "Power Cover" accessory for Surface Pro, Surface 2, and Surface Pro 2, will ship later this year which will not work with the original Surface RT. The reason: Microsoft switched to a new connector style for the Surface Pro to support the new battery-equipped covers that will help boost the life of the Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, and Surface 2.

 

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#2 Darcena

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:34 PM

So Microsoft left all the Surface RT users out in the cold with the new Power Cover. :lol:



#3 FalseAgent

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 01:25 AM

So Microsoft left all the Surface RT users out in the cold with the new Power Cover. :lol:

yes, but then again, the Surface RT has something like 8.5 hours of battery life, I don't think the RT would need this power cover has much as the intel battery sucking pro.



#4 Frylock86

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:09 AM

So Microsoft left all the Surface RT users out in the cold with the new Power Cover. :lol:

Surface RT users don't need a power cover.



#5 molotovich

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 03:59 PM

Serious question, the tablet coming with tegra means it will only run RT stuff? or finally will have some power to run, say, BATMAN ARKHAM CITY? just asking, because the intel HD 4000 doesnt convince me AT ALL



#6 FalseAgent

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:02 AM

Serious question, the tablet coming with tegra means it will only run RT stuff? or finally will have some power to run, say, BATMAN ARKHAM CITY? just asking, because the intel HD 4000 doesnt convince me AT ALL

Yeah, the tegra tablet will only run RT stuff.

 

However, The Pro tablet that comes with Intel is going to pack the new Haswell CPU which comes with Intel HD 5000 which apparently is very decent. Youtube a few videos to check out how the HD 5000 performs in games.



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