• Paul Fingleton

Microsoft reportedly preparing to reveal new Intel-based Surface next month

According to reports surfacing (no pun intended) on WinBeta, Microsoft are preparing to announce a 'successor' to the Surface 2 tablet.

It will be successor in name only because it will not run the unsuccessful Windows RT Operating System of the Surface 2. We learned from WinHEC in China that the Windows RT systems will not be upgradeable to Windows 10, the new device will instead it will be an Intel-based architecture running 'full' Windows 8.1.

It will, however, not be part of the 'Pro' line of products like the Surface Pro 3. We expect that it will contain entry level specifications, possibly an Intel ATOM or Core M based chipset and will target newcomers to the Tablet market.

Moving to the Intel Architecture will make sense. The new Surface device will run Windows 8.1 on launch, but will be fully upgradeable to Windows 10 when it becomes available later in the summer.

Little more is known about the device yet, certainly not when it will be available in Ireland. Given that it is rumoured to be running Windows 8.1, we can likely expect the device to be available this Spring.

File this one under 'Rumour' for now, but click on over to WinBeta to find out more of their scoop and when we can expect to hear officially about the device specs and release schedule.

Source:

WinBeta

Windows Central

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