Just a few months after the original release of the Surface Pro 2, Microsoft has started shipping it with an improved processor. The original units housed an Intel i5-4200U chip with speeds of around 1.6GHz, but the latest models are clocking in at around 1.9GHz with a slightly improved Intel i5-4300U processor chip.
According to a report from The Verge, sources estimate that Microsoft updated the processors back in December based off benchmark scores. Microsoft also confirmed the change, stating that the company regularly makes incremental hardware and software changes over the lifetime of its products.
While the improved processor speed has been confirmed, there is still no word on the official reasoning behind the switch. However, the Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets have been out of stock in recent months. Now that the models featuring the i5-4300U chip are shipping, sources expect to see more inventory in coming weeks.
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Source: The Verge