Earlier this year we reported that Microsoft had quietly updated its Surface Pro 2 tablets with a new processor, specifically that of the Intel Core i5-4300U clocked at 1.9GHz. This is compared to the first iteration of the Surface Pro 2 tablet that was clocked slightly slower at 1.6GHz and ran on an Intel Core i5-4200U processor.
Given that we heard about these changes in January, we’d have expected that Microsoft would have released the updated tablets by now, but as it turns out, they haven’t. According to a report from PC Pro, one of their readers, Jo Halfacre called Microsoft to verify if the new Surface Pro 2 tablets did indeed sport the 4300U processors, to which the rep on the phone said that it did which led to her placing her order. (more…)