Microsoft introduced the original Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets about a year ago when the company launched Windows 8. With Windows 8.1 coming in October, and with most consumer electronics companies habitually releasing new models every year, it seems likely that new models are on the way.

Reports from multiple sources (including Neowin, TabletGuide.nl, and WinSuperSite) seem to suggest that Microsoft is planning on refreshing more than just the hardware. At least one model is expected to get a new name… sort of.

The Surface RT is expected to be replaced with the Surface 2.

Microsoft Surface RT

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2 replies on “Lilbits (9-04-2013): Next-gen Microsoft Surface details leaked… or made up?”

  1. Leaked by Microsoft in hopes to get some free Press for their newest turd.
    And you fell for it…

  2. The whole idea of Surface RT has mystified me since it was released. What was MS thinking when it released a product line that required software incompatible with any of its other OSs? And then to price it at premium levels? I actually felt a little insulted.

    The rumors of Surface 2 does not instill much confidence in MS marketing sanity. Perhaps if they made x86 compatibility a common feature and lowered the price dramatically, it might sell, otherwise, count me out on this marketing experiment too.

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