No LTE Support for the Second-Generation Microsoft Surface Tablets

Wi-Fi will be the only way to browse the web, report indicates

Microsoft is expected to launch the new Surface tablet sometime next week, so it's no surprise that more details about the second-generation are now reaching the web.

According to Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet, the new devices won't feature LTE support, which is quite a major drawback for those who wish to use the Surface on the go. Instead, Microsoft will stick to Wi-Fi, so it turns out that the company keeps making the same mistakes as for the first generation.

The Surface 2, which is supposed to be Surface RT successor, will be powered by a Tegra 4 processor optimized to offer a maximum of eight hours of battery life. It will also come with a ClearType full HD display, which is the same configuration offered on the existing Surface Pro.

The top-of-the-range Pro will be called Surface Pro 2 and will be equipped with an i5 chip and a larger battery for an autonomy of around 7 hours (up from 5 on the current model).

Of course, Microsoft won't comment on this, but the company is expected to release full details on its tablets next week in New York.

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