Believe it or not, Microsoft is working on a second-generation of Surface devices. If you had any doubts, you can put those to rest. But what exactly is going to be powering the different variants of Surface? Most of you are really wishing for a Haswell version of the Surface Pro (I am), but what about RT? Comments from Nvidia’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, indicate that you’ll find some more magic from Nvidia.
Speaking to CNET, Huang confirmed that his company is working hard on the second-generation Surface. What does the CEO of Nvidia think caused poor sales of the Surface RT? The lack of Outlook app for Windows RT (not the Nvidia Tegra 3 processor from 2011 inside). He also mentions Nvidia is working with Microsoft on making Outlook work great for Windows 8 on ARM chips:
"It is the killer app for Windows. Now we're going to bring it with the second-generation Surface. We're working really hard on it, and we hope that it's going to be a big success."
So there you have it, the next generation Surface RT will again be powered by Nvidia inside. We can only hope performance is up a little zippier this time around. We’ve heard rumors of Qualcomm being inside a future Surface device. It’s totally possible that something like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 ends up in a Surface device in the 7 to 8 inch range. Which would be perfect if it includes LTE connectivity.