Surface 2 dropping “RT” name, getting 1080p display?

More and more rumors have been emerging about Microsoft’s next Surface tablets, but recently that’s felt like it’s been focusing on the Pro edition, with talk about accessories like the Pro-only docking station. Today we hear some more about the RT-running version of this tablet, instead, including the idea that it could drop RT from its name completely.

Don’t get us wrong – it would still run Windows RT, and the latest 8.1 edition in this case – but would arrive simply as the Surface 2 (and then, presumably, there’d be the Surface 2 Pro or Pro 2). We’ve heard that theory before, but now it’s back in force. We also get reinforcement for the idea that the Surface 2 will run a Tegra 4 SoC, and now hear that the tablet’s display is making the step up to full HD 1080p.

We also hear about a RAM upgrade, moving from 2GB to 4GB, and there might even be the possibility of higher options available. An improved kickstand could hold the the tablet at two distinct angles, and we might be seeing the release of a white version of the model. As for battery life, you might expect 8 hours of operation on a charge.

That all sounds good, but we wonder if it will be enough to get buyers to forget the first Surface RT. A cheap enough price sure would help, but we haven’t heard anything much more than conjecture at this point.

Source: WinSuperSite
Via: The Verge

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