As much as we loved the Microsoft Surface Pro, we won’t deny that the Surface RT was simply one of those products that only a mother could love. Beautifully designed, but terribly clunky in its performance, and app support. Some of us still believe that a second stab at the project would give it a better chance, but most of us still debate if Microsoft will build a second-generation model after the $900M in losses. Still, new statements by some people that are highly involved could prove otherwise.
The Surface RT, love it or hate it, was powered by a Tegra 3, and NVIDIA’s CEO just came on record to state that they are going to “bring it with the Second Generation Surface”. So yes, the good news is that we now know that there will be a product at some point, hopefully this year. Sadly, the bad thing is that nobody is adopting the Tegra 4, after the Tegra 3 was such a disappointment.
Regardless of what happens, the next question that’s left on the table is if Windows 8.1 will successfully merge RT with 8 Pro, since hey, another RT tablet would be another tablet without apps. Let’s see how this develops.