surfaceproMicrosoft this morning sent out media invites for a Surface event on Sept. 23 in New York City, where the company is expected to unveil the second generation of its Surface tablets.

The company will be trying to recover from a lackluster launch of its Surface RT tablet, competing against the iPad and other ARM-based tablets, and also make new inroads for the Surface Pro tablet. Over the weekend, Neowin reported that the company will be launching a new Surface dock in an attempt to make it easier to use the Surface as a hybrid tablet/desktop.

Called the Surface Pro 2, Microsoft’s new tablet will reportedly be powered by Intel’s newest Haswell-based Core i5 chip, which should improve battery life by a few hours. In addition, the Surface Pro 2 will have its RAM increased from 4GB to 8GB. 

Paul Thurrott at WinSuperSite also reported previously that the Surface Pro 2 will have a new “integrated two-position kickstand.”

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  • Guest

    Does that mean the subsequent write down gets delayed to Q2?

  • Harkonnen

    Hoping that this means the current crop will drop in price even further. RT at even $299 is too much but I’ll buy two if they are at $179 each.

  • panacheart

    They’re simply way too expensive. I took some time the other day to play with one at Frys, and for the price it’s pretty bad. And that keyboard was awful. They would need to cut the price in half.

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