First thing that Microsoft has done with the sequel to the Microsoft Surface RT 2 is to remove the “RT”. According to a published report on Wednesday out of Italy, the slate will now be known as the Microsoft Surface 2. We’re waiting for the day when a smartphone or tablet manufacturer pulls a Prince and names a new device “!”. Will the gang at Redmond keep the Microsoft Surface Pro moniker on the sequel to the more business oriented Microsoft slab? That is a question that will have to be answered down the road.
The Microsoft Surface RT 2 recently went through the ol’ GFX benchmark test and it enabled us to make some early exit poll calls. As we told you last month, Microsoft is sticking with NVIDIA under the hood. This has been confirmed by the GFX test which revealed the Tegra 4 processor driving the slate, as we expected. The resolution of the glass on the sequel will be 1371 x 771 which compares to the 1366 x 768 seen on the OG model, which was powered by the Tegra 3 processor.
Based on information we passed along earlier this year, this could be just one variant of a Windows RT powered Microsoft Surface 2 slate. Microsoft is said to be working on a 7 inch model designed to go up against those pesky low priced Android slabs in that niche. That would include the Google Nexus 7 (2013)and the Amazon Kindle Fire.