Microsoft has made it clear we can expect second-generation Surface and Surface Pro tablets running Windows 8.1 and 8.1 RT, plus the introduction of a smaller-screened Surface mini.
That's all still true as far as we know, and some new details have emerged giving us a better sense of what to expect from the most high-end of the trio, the Surface Pro 2.
The details come from the equally trustworthy Neowin and Paul Thurrot, and reveal that first of all the Pro 2 will look pretty much identical to the Pro 1. No complaints there, though – regardless of whatever faults Microsoft's tablet does or doesn't have, poor design and sub-standard build quality aren't among them.
Battery life is a different story, so you'll be happy to hear the new model sees an increase in claimed battery life from 5 hours to 7 hours.
That'll be mainly to do with the newer spec Intel Haswell Core i5 processor, which will be accompanied by a choice of 4GB or 8GB of RAM.
Naturally, Windows itself will also have evolved. Most criticism has been directed specifically at Windows RT, but the Pro will still be a better prospect having jumped from Windows 8 to 8.1.
The kickstand is reportedly undergoing a rethink, and the “refined” two-position design should be more robust than before.
One question we'll be interested to see answered is whether the second-gen Surfaces will come in at the prices the originals were launched at, or at the recently revised lower prices. Competition in the tablet market is only getting fiercer, and that's driving prices downwards, so hopefully it'll be the latter. But then we would say that.