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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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