Microsoft to unveil new Microsoft Surface tablets on September 23rd
Other expected changes include a jump in the resolution of the 10.1 inch screen from 1366 x 768 to 1920 x 1080 or FHD. Those who have seen the device in white say it still carries a black bezel. Things like battery life, dimensions and weight will remain identical to the OG model.
As for the Microsoft Surface Pro 2, it is expected to have twice the RAM (to 8GB) as the original variant, and run on Intel's Haswell Core chip. The latter should help the slab run faster and get better battery life. Both tablets will have a new Surface Cover to choose from. In addition to the Touch Cover and the Type Cover, there will be a Power Cover which will feature the regular QWERTY style keyboard keys used on the Type Cover. But this cover will feature an embedded battery to help extend the battery life of either Surface tablet.
Despite the unveiling of the tablets this month, we probably won't see the next-gen Surface tablets out until next month.
Microsoft will introduce the next-gen Surface models on September 23rd
1. lyndon420 (Posts: 1640; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Yawn. Stick to software MS because after all these years it still sucks. Forget about your hardware until you know how to code. If you need help...there is always Google.
3. Pdubb (Posts: 236; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)
What Google hardware haa ever been decent? Right none they do software.
8. FadyNabil (Posts: 36; Member since: 10 May 2013)
Ask google?? do google knows how to code anything? Google didn\'t code, just collecting some open source code from here and there and voila, you have an operating system that you know nothing even about how it works (you build a shell only for it).
Microsoft have a fully controlled powerfull OS that they written from A To Z,
So Google must go to microsoft to teach them how to code.
15. lyndon420 (Posts: 1640; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
I don't remember answering your question, but ok. Geez man...poor example, Google just got into the hardware game, but I'll answer that one after I get my Moto X.
18. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 807; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Chromecast, Moto X, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Nexus 4. They are all great products made by Google.
Google. The company that made Google.com and revolutionized search in the web doesn't know how to code.. Mind = blown.
4. pookiewood (Posts: 527; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
The only thing that sucked was the price. The hardware especially the build quality is good. That\'s according to the guys I work with that have to take them apart.
5. ZeroCide (Posts: 677; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
Agree the only thing wrong was the price. I know many who bought the pro and they love having a full i5 PC as a tablet.
13. milesboy5 (Posts: 126; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)
I think that if they were to price them how they are currently then they would sell a lot better. They then also need to bump the prices of the OG models down 200.
Wishful thinking at its best because you know M$ won't do that...wish they would so that the college students like myself could afford their hardware which as others have stated is pretty sound for the tablet world.
19. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 807; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
If they priced it better for the first gen they would have sold more than the number they were caught lying about selling. They have a great product in the their hands and keep screwing it up.
I wish they catered a bit more to the PC Gamer market. I'd take this around if I could get some quick and easy WOW or Starcraft time in even if I had to run it at lower setting.. Of course provided the price was right.
7. HASHTAG (unregistered)
You sound like a little baby.
11. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
The surface pro was just an amazing product to begin with! Too bad things do get old quickly... Looking forward to see how much of an upgrade the surface pro 2 is to the first generation. Improvement to battery life would probably convince buyers to buy it. I really want to see the surface pro line take off. Windows RT is just too limited...
14. milesboy5 (Posts: 126; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)
To me MS should just admit that RT flopped and but all their R&D money into the Pro line and get that price down the 600 range. I know that they have a powerful piece of hardware and to ask for that price is somewhat crazy but coming in as a new player in the tablet world you might have to sacrifice profit for sales until you get a fan base.
16. jaxson983 (Posts: 36; Member since: 11 Aug 2013)
I was given an Ipad at my last job...unrelated I later started my own company. I use the surface and love it. Even the current version is easily the best tablet on the market. The others are basically over grown phones. For actually being productive the surface has it right.
17. sam.7 (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
i love windows 8..
i would love to get my hands on pro!
20. 7thspaceman (Posts: 899; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
some People held off buying the first Surface Pro. the second generation Surface pro through it's Intel Haswell chip and the new Type cover with a built in battery now give it worthy battery life. the 2 position kick stand make it have better viewing angles. the coming hard dock with an RJ45 jack adds Enterprise/Home Ethernet to the Surface Pro. all these improvements as a whole make the surface Pro #2 a better one by far than the first one BUT Microsoft's challenge is it's Price. if they get that right smiles will be on every-bodies face. I want to see if MS is up to the Task..
21. 7thspaceman (Posts: 899; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
The Surface 2 and the Nokia Tablet that will come out sept 26 or 27 only use touch screen apps like the Apple Ipads and All Android tablets use. they will run better than the Surface RTdid and have the much improved 8.1 Operating system upgrades. the main problems they will have are 1=since they use ARMS CPU's they will not run any X86 Windows 7, Vista, XP, Win 98 programs..too many People put it down because of this. The Ipads and Android tablets do the same thing they run ONLY touch screen Apps. for most things a person can do with a tablet Folks you do not need a full desktop OS but for some reason People want Microsoft to only make tablets with a desktop OS. that's wrong thinking because a tablet can do a lot of things without a desktop OS. 2=lack of some apps if Microsoft sticks to it's guns and continues tio make Windows on ARMS CPU tablets the apps will come 3=. Price Microsoft has got to get the price of it's tablets down to compete in the tablet market place and that includes it's windows on ARMS CPU's Tablets. most People felt the surface Rt cost too much.can Microsoft meet the challenge and mskr the surface 2 and the new Nokia tablet which uses the exciting qualcom 800 ARMS CPU cheap enough for People to want to buy.for what it is worth the surface 2 and the new nokia Tablets are the best bang for the buck
business pro duction Tablets on the market because they come loaded with an MS office suite that will include MS "Outlook"