Microsoft to unveil new Microsoft Surface tablets on September 23rd

Microsoft to unveil new Microsoft Surface tablets on September 23rd
Another major product introduction is taking place in New York City. On September 23rd, Microsoft is expected to take the wrapping off of its new line of Surface slates. According to those in the know, the Microsoft Surface 2 is actually the sequel to the Microsoft Surface RT and will indeed be powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 4, something that NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang hinted at earlier today.

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.


source: GigAom

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13 Comments

2. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Price it right this time!

6. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I want the Snapdragon 800 not Tegra 4 -_-

7. HASHTAG unregistered

You sound like a little baby.

12. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Thank you.

9. KillgoreTrout

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Is this going to run full windows 8?

10. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

You cant run Windows 8 on ARM...

11. yougotkilled1

Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 27, 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: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 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: 43; Member since: Aug 11, 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: Jul 10, 2013

i love windows 8.. i would love to get my hands on pro!

20. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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"

22. jil77

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 18, 2010

I have the Surface pro and love it.

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