There are rumors that the next Surface RT 2 will only have an 8.6" display, with a chip from Qualcomm. I really hope they don't make the display that small. If they do, it would have to be less oblong. I like the size of my Surface keyboard. Initially, I thought the Surface RT was too slow, but after optimizing the performance I think it is great for what I use it for. My biggest complaint was the web browser, but I have greatly increased the speed. Thus, I may not even decide to upgrade next year. I think the main thing that would get me to upgrade is battery life. If the Qualcomm chip gets me an additional hour of battery life at the same or better level of performance I'll automatically upgrade (assuming the display isn't 8.6"). If the display is 8.6" I may hold onto my device for another 2 years.