For some time now we have heard several people say that Microsoft’s Surface was a failure because of lackluster sales. However, this is not entirely correct, because while sales of the RT have not been what Microsoft would have hoped, the Pro seems to be more of a success. Okay, so we know that sales were a little slow to start for the Surface Pro, but this was always going to be the case when you consider that the device was only available in two countries.
Improved Surface Pro sales – Thankfully, the Surface Pro is now more widely available and those who have purchased one seem to be happy, for the most part. There are no longer stock issues, and so Microsoft is able to fulfill orders, but things were not looking that great for the Surface RT. We believe the biggest reason for poor RT sales was a wrong price point, but now Microsoft has been trying to rectify this with a series of Surface RT price drops, and the latest is making the device far more desirable, although a small update with a faster processor is expected soon.
Microsoft Surface Pro 2 rumors and wishlist – When we review some of the most recent Surface Pro 2 rumors, along with what current owners would like to see improved with the sequel a pattern seems to emerge. The pattern that we are talking about concerns increased performance, along with a better battery life, which you would have already guessed by now.
The processor in the current Surface dictates what can be run, as anything too demanding would have an adverse effect on battery life. However, this would be less of a concern if Microsoft was to give the Surface Pro 2 a Haswell processor, which is the latest from the Intel family. There have also been suggestions of NFC coming to the Surface Pro Plus, yes this is yet another name for the second-gen device. We’re not too sure why anyone would want to use NFC on such a device, but we’d love to know your thoughts?
Surface Pro 2 accessories – The third-party accessories for the current-gen Surface Pro is laughable, and this is because Microsoft has yet to license their magnetic power tip so that third-party manufacturers can come up with some of their own products. Something else that could be cool would be wireless charging for the Surface Pro next-gen device, much like we have seen with several other products on the market.
We’d love to see more colors become available for the Surface Pro 2 Type Cover, as the current model is limited in color choices. Finally, would you welcome a larger Surface, such as a 13-inch model, or do you think this will confuse the range?