Look what we have here. We just heard the word that Microsoft has planned and is distributing invites to an event set for September 23. The Redmond giant is expected to launch the upgraded Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets.
The company had a rather hard time promoting their Surface tablets, but almost everything failed – resulting in a $900 million inventory to write-off. Recently, the company even reduced the price of the Surface Pro tablet by $100 on all models, along with a discount on a number of accessories.
Press and media representatives have reportedly been receiving invites for Microsoft’s event on Monday, September 23 in New York City.
According to those who are ‘in the know,’ Surface 2 is the sequel of Microsoft’s Surface RT and is expected to bring a decent set of specifications compared to its predecessor. The device will be powered by a Tegra 4 processor, with a 10.1-inch display that can handle 1080p resolution or maybe FHD. Its weight, thickness and battery line will be the same as its predecessor. One of the key points that will decide the success of the tablet is its price. If Microsoft releases the tablet with a competitive price, chances are that it will not see the same fate as its predecessor.
Concerning the Surface Pro 2, the tablet will be powered by Intel’s Haswell chip and will have twice the RAM (upgraded to 8GB) compared to its predecessor. The tablet is also expected to provide better battery timing as well as performance. The device is also expected to ship with an integrated two-position kickstand.
In terms of accessories, there are rumors going on that there will be new accessories as well. Apart from the classic Touch cover and Type cover, there will be a new cover for the Pro model with an internal battery.
The device will see the daylight this month, but it is expected to hit the shelves by the end of October while Microsoft plans to release Windows 8.1 next month, and the availability of the device should be around that date.
Well, the event is just a few weeks away, where we’ll find out everything Microsoft has planned for its users. Stay tuned for more updates.