Microsoft Surface 2 event liveblog

Microsoft Surface 2 event liveblog
The Surface RT and Surface Pro were Microsoft’s debut on the touch-friendly tablet scene and now, a year after, the company is ready to bring the second generation Surface tablets along with its improved Windows 8.1. Microsoft is expected to unveil the Surface 2 RT and Surface 2 Pro, and some new accessories too like a new Power Cover and a Surface Docking Station.

We’ve been hearing whispers about Microsoft polishing a lot of the rough spec edges and introducing an even better, adjustable kickstand with the second-gen Surface tablets. Have we approached the times of fanless Core-based Windows 8 tablets? And is Windows RT now ready for prime time?

These are two of the questions we expect Microsoft’s Surface team led by Panos Panay to answer today. We’ll be covering the event live as it happens and rushing to the demonstration areas to bring you a more intimate look at the devices right away. There will be no Microsoft Surface 2 event livestream, but instead of a stream you can tune into out live blog right here.

07:30AM — Pacific
08:30AM — Mountain
09:30AM — Central
10:30AM — Eastern
03:30PM — London
10:30PM — Beijing

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11 Comments

1. Xavier1415

Posts: 176; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

cant wait!!!!

2. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Not really excited for MS but I'm curious to see what they bring to the table.

3. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

hope MS gain some sense from last year's low sales and price, spec surface right.

7. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

The specs in the Surface pro and rt were fine... in my opinion they did 2 things wrong. The first would be failure to communicate why RT would be worth it to them. Second would be price. The pricing even then wasn't too bad, it was more the fact that they failed to explain the value proposition more clearly. Just like they did with the Xbox One. Minus the touch covers. $100 for that is just sinful lol.

4. rcranium

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

That's a really early start, not that I mind.

5. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Hopefully they buried WindowsRT and gave improvements to Windows8!

6. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

MS won't ditch Windows RT...they might merge it with Windows Phone...at sometime in future.

8. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

20% boost in cpu performance and 50% boost in graphic is a bit underwhelming, no?

9. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

75% better battery life you say?

10. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

omg, it's bulky! I'ts a pc. once again, Microsoft didn't understand what people do look for in a tablet...

11. jeevan28111992

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Can Someone Post the Video link of Surface 2 Unveiling...???

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