Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Shipping with Upgraded Processor


It’s been almost two months since Microsoft unveiled the upgraded Surface and Surface Pro tablets. But, it seems Microsoft is already upgrading the hardware on the Surface Pro 2.

If you’re one of those users who recently purchased the Surface Pro 2 tablet, there’s a high chance that you have upgraded one. Previously, Microsoft Surface Pro 2 launched with Intel i5-4200 chip clocked at 1.6GHz, but it seems the new ones are shipping with the new Intel i5-4300 chipset that’s clocked higher at 1.9GHz. Besides this, the  two processors are ‘almost’ the same.

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Here’s a statement issued by a company representative to The Verge,

“Microsoft routinely makes small changes to internal components over the lifetime of a product, based on numerous factors including supply chain partnerships, availability, and value for our customers. With any change to hardware or software, we work to ensure that the product experience remains excellent.”

Based on Geekbench scores, it seems the upgrade was made last month. Some users on Microsoft official forums also mentioned that the replacement devices that came, after returning the faulty units, were equipped with an upgraded processor.

So, if you recently purchased a Surface Pro tablet, it might be a good time to check if it features the upgraded processor or not.

Source: The Verge


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