While Microsoft had revealed that it was working on successors to both Surface RT and Surface Pro at an event last month, many felt that the firm would at least kill off its poorly selling Surface RT. But NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says that’s not so, and that the two companies are working on a new Surface RT model we’ll call Surface RT 2.
“We're going to bring it with the second-generation Surface,” Huang told CNET in a recent interview. “We're working really hard on it, and we hope that it's going to be a big success.”
NVIDIA provided the microprocessor for the current Surface RT, and a successor to that processor, the TEGRA 4, is widely expected to make an appearance in the Surface RT 2. That processor could also grace a planned but as-yet-unannounced Surface Mini, as well, though I expect that 8" device to sport Intel Atom “Bay Trail” internals, not an ARM chipset. Those systems run real Windows 8, not the ARM variant of the OS called Windows RT.