Microsoft has been on roll recently as offers discounts to its Surface RT for schools, even going as far as giving 10,000 of the tablets away to educators which led us to believe it hasn’t been selling as well as Microsoft originally anticipated. But a new report may have unearthed the real reason as to why Microsoft would want to get rid of its current stock of Surface RT tablets.
The report comes from Bloomberg who believes a refreshed version of the Surface RT will ship using Qualcomm processors instead of NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 chipset, although NVIDIA will continue to be a supplier for “some versions” of the tablet. The Qualcomm-powered Surface RT will likely begin to roll out later this year for a number of yet-to-be announced tablets.
Unfortunately, the report doesn’t go into detail as to which Qualcomm processors will make it into the new Microsoft Surface RT tablets, but if Bloomberg’s sources turn out to be true, then we could expect to hear more from Microsoft themselves some time later this year. Until then, we think you should hold off on buying a Surface RT for now, no matter how tempting Microsoft makes them.