Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet gets new processor

Summary:The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet gets a speed bump only two months after its release.

Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 tablet has been given a processor upgrade only two months after its release.

The processor in the tablet has received a speed bump with an upgrade from a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 4200U CPU to a 1.9GHz Core i5 4300U chip.

"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," Microsoft said in a statement.

The Surface Pro 2 earned praise for improving the performance in Internet Explorer and 3D graphics over the original Microsoft Surface Pro when it was reviewed last year.

The Pro 2 contains the U variant of the fourth generation Intel Core CPU, which offers better performance than the more power-efficient Y-series of Intel Core processors.

ZDNet sister site CNET captured the screenshot below showing the 300MHz speed bump

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The news of the upgrade was first reported by Windows rumours site WinBeta.

Topics: Tablets, Enterprise Software, Microsoft, Mobility

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