Microsoft readying Haswell and Tegra 4-based Surface 2 devices

By Matthew
Sep 4, 2013
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  1. It's no secret or surprise that Microsoft is preparing a successor to its hybrid Windows 8 tablet and freshly leaked details about the Surface Pro 2 have emerged just in time for you to regret the discounted Surface Pro you...

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  2. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,285   +232

    If this next generation's Surface sales are anything like the first ones, the only thing hectic at Redmond will be the Xbox One sales and the accountants scrambling around trying to figure out how to explain to stock holders why they need to have yet another huge write-off of unsold Surface units... Let's hope they price themselves more competitively and actually gain a little traction this go-round... While I'm not a fan of Windows 8 (or 8.1) for my desktop, my experiences with the Surface products have actually been very positive. Hate to see them fail miserably. Again.
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  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +507

    Not really. The only hectic thing that's going on with Microsoft accounts right now and will continue through the holiday season is their 5-minute old purchase of Nokia. Nothing else compares to the scope of this restructure both organizationally and financially - that's where investors' attention now also, and not on the new Surface Pro, for which it is perhaps already factored in to make little financial impact on the company.
  4. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,799   +882

    If the Surphace Pro is less than $800 I will be interested.
  5. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,536   +92

    I've yet to see anyone with either Surface RT or Pro products. As rare as Blackberry Playbooks.
  6. coppersloane

    coppersloane TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 108   +33

    More people play than work on their devices. Surface owners are the rare few who work more than they play. Hence the rarity.
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  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,810   +1,431

    In my opinion Surface (that goes for any tablet or netbook) is not large enough for work or play. Even if I had one, you would rarely see me with it. I prefer a real machine, not some hand-held toy.


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