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Handhelds Microsoft Upgrades Windows Hardware

Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2: Now With New Kickstand! 294

Posted by timothy
from the seeking-balance dept.
UnknowingFool writes "For consumers who had hoped that Microsoft would greatly upgrade their recent entries into the tablet market, leaks and rumors have said that both machines will receive modest hardware changes. Surface Pro 2 will sport new Haswell processors which will increase battery life to 7 hours. RAM is expected to increase from 4GB to 8GB. Surface (formerly RT) will get Tegra 4 processors. The only other confirmed change will be new kickstands that have 2 positions instead of one."
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Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2: Now With New Kickstand!

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  • by Microlith (54737) on Thursday September 05, 2013 @12:17PM (#44766589)

    The community here is doing a good job of driving me away from Slashdot as a source for tech news.

    It was never a source for tech news, it's always been a glorified comments section.

    Every single story that mentions Microsoft turns into a circle jerk bashing the company.

    I see, so criticism of incompetent action is a circle jerk of bashing?

    What makes anything Microsoft is doing inherently inferior to Google, Apple or Sony?

    The fact that Microsoft's grand Surface experiment was a net loss of money for them? I don't recall any of the others losing cash, and Sony and Apple have both received a shit-ton of (oft deserved) hate.

    Other than the stupid decision Microsoft made in offering the Surface RT

    Legendarily stupid, and they're going to continue with it as the article highlights. Maybe they'll lose less this time around by producing fewer.

    Not to say I don't think the Surface Pro isn't expensive, but it's also far closer to being a proper laptop than the iPad.

    Then buy a proper laptop.

    You seem annoyed that Microsoft is getting shit because they're moving on to the second iteration of a massive failure. Microsoft is going to be the butt of jokes for a while until they pull out of this dive.

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