Although the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet has been available now for two months since its release date, Microsoft has announced that the product has received a new processor. When the Surface Pro 2 was initially released, the tablet featured a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 4200U processor. The processor has now been upgraded to a slightly quicker chip clocking in at 300MHz faster, a 1.9GHz Core i5 4300U. The Surface Pro 2 makes use of the U variant of the latest Intel Core processors over the Y variant, since the former offers better overall performance. Microsoft stated that it routinely changes internal components within its products during their lifetime and takes value, availability, and supply chain partnership into account beforehand.