Ref: http://www.winbeta.org/news/exclusi...successor-surface-2-rt-here-are-first-details WinBeta has learned that Microsoft is planning to launch a successor to the Surface 2 soon, however it won’t be a Windows RT based device. The device will be fanless and sport a low spec'd CPU, being either an Intel ATOM or Intel Core M based processor (we’re not too sure which one they’ve opted for just yet), meaning it will run a full-version of Windows. This is a first for the non-pro Surface line-up, and further solidifies reports regarding the death of Windows RT. We expect Microsoft to announce this device sometime before/at BUILD, and will launch soon after, meaning the device will come pre-loaded with Windows 8.1. Of course, the device will be upgradable to Windows 10 when it officially launches, so early buyers need not be worried. We understand that Microsoft will market this new Surface as a non-pro device. I'll wait to see more specs and details... I do believe they need a device in a lower price range and "minis" seem to be an endangered species right now but there's no mention of size other than that possibly implied by Surface 2 successor. For now it's nothing more than a rumor.