Microsoft is expected to unveil the next generation Surface tablets at an event in New York City on September 23rd. The company has already sent press invites to the media, though the software giant hasn't made an official announcement about what it will put onstage.
According to rumours, Microsoft will unveil the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets -- both will be the revamped versions of the existing Surface RT and Surface Pro models. Reports suggest the company will not be launching the rumored Surface mini at the September 23 event.
The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 will include a two stage kickstand, however both tablets will be very similar to the current models. Microsoft will also be upgrading the new Surface 2 Pro tablet to Intel's new Haswell processor, along with 8GB of RAM onboard. The Haswell upgrade will significantly improve the battery life with up-to two hours of added usage to the Surface Pro 2.
Microsoft sends invites for September 23 event
The Surface 2 will come with Windows RT 8.1, although the company plans to do away with the 'RT' name from the actual device. The tablet is expected to feature a 1080p display, with Nividia's Tegra 4 processor. Battery life on the Surface 2 is expected to be around 8 hours with a new Power cover accessory for both tablets that is expected to boost the battery life through a built in battery in the keyboard cover.
It is highly possible that both these devices will be showcased at the September 23rd event, along with a new power cover and a new Docking station accessory.