Microsoft working on a Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Mini
For those of you wondering if Microsoft will continue selling their Surface tablet, well, let’s just say that the company has to figure out how to get rid of that overstock anyway. New reports have Redmond already working on a Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 that are both using the exact same designs from last year, but this time powered by the new Intel Hashwell Core i5 chip, in the case of the Surface Pro 2. Sadly we still don’t have details on which processor the regular Surface 2 will have.
An interesting twist to the design of both tablets is that apparently the kickstand, love it or hate it, will now support two different positions for helping you stand both tablets while you use their new power covers that we heard about yesterday. Even more interesting is that along with the launch of these two products; Microsoft seems ready to launch a third variant with a smaller form factor. It’s also hard to predict if this Mini Surface will also sport the variant of Windows that’ll be run on the Surface 2, or on the Surface Pro 2, given the Toshiba tablets we’ve seen recently.
Sadly we still don’t have any dates for the possible launch of all three products, but it’s a safe bet that it’ll happen after Apple announces their next iPad.