Everybody already knew that Microsoft is working on future models of its Surface tablet beyond the Core i5 Surface Pro that was launched in January this year.
But at present it gives the impression that Microsoft has been strengthened by the successful sales and international pre-orders of the Surface Pro and may even bring forward a Surface 2 release date as a result. Surface 2 will surely feature Intel’s new Haswell processors.
The latest rumors revealed that a new model of Surface, called Surface Plus, will be available in the market in order to compete with iPad.
Microsoft’s next batch of Surface tablets will be available before Christmas and will include a 7-inch screen edition, which will go up against the Google Nexus 7 and iPad mini in the competent market.
It was also rumored that the surface will feature pre-installed office 2013 which the user just has to activate. Undeniably, from Microsoft Build 2013 we all will be seeing a lot more small tablets, such as the 8-inch Acer Iconia W3.
With the upcoming surface, we all will definitely see newer technologies, which will include NFC and LTE as well as most expected feature which will be wireless charging. With the launch of surface, Microsoft will be one of the first tablet makers to use the new high-speed, low-power 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, especially as even the first Surface model has twin antennas.
Ed from the Surface hardware development team also commented that Display Port on Surface Pro can drive an external monitor with resolutions up to 2560 x 1600p.
Innately Microsoft will be working to fix the limitations which are present in the existing tablets, and it will be extremely interesting to see how Surface Pro performs in the market.