Go ahead and forget all about the original Surface RT and Surface Pro. They came, they flopped, and Microsoft ate its fair share of crow prepared long ago by Acer. It was also a learning experience for Microsoft -- albeit an expensive one -- and hopefully the lessons learned will result in a smoother Surface 2 launch and warmer reception than its predecessor. Yes, there will be a Surface 2, and this is what we know about it so far.
The folks at Neowinposted a handful of details about Surface 2, which Paul Thurrot then confirmed and elaborated on over at his Supersite for Windows. According to the two sites, Surface 2 will be called just that -- Surface 2. Both it and Surface Pro 2 will sport a refined, two-position kickstand, though the devices will look identical to the original models.
Previous reports pegged Nvidia's Tegra 4 platform powering Surface 2, though Surface Pro 2 will run a 4th Generation Intel Core i5 processor (Haswell). Microsoft's also planning to double the amount of RAM from 4GB to 8GB. There was no mention of software, though it's a safe bet they'll come pre-loaded with Windows 8.1 (and RT, of course).
Pricing details are a little more elusive, though Surface Pro 2 is said to run around the same as the original.