Microsoft Surface Pro 2, Surface RT 2 Could Be Unveiled Sep. 23

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Microsoft has invited the press to an event where the company is expected to reveal the second-generation of its Surface tablets.

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 AnnouncementThe invite (at right) makes it clear this will be a Surface-related event, but doesn’t get more specific than that.

What to Expect

While Microsoft has been keeping mum, unconfirmed reports indicate that Microsoft is readying updates for both the tablets it introduced over the last year. Most of the changes will be internal, with the overall design not changing.

Which isn’t to say there won’t be some enhancements. The Surface Pro 2 will allegedly include an fourth-generation Intel Core i5 “Haswell” processor and twice as much RAM as the current version. This should give it better performance and a longer battery life.

The Surface RT 2 will supposedly see a number of upgrades, such as a jump to an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, while the amount of RAM is doubling. The 10.6-inch screen is reportedly going up to 1920 x 1080 pixels,

The current kickstand on both these tablets offers only one viewing angle. The second-generation models will supposedly support two angles.

Microsoft is going to introduce Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 on October 17. The Surface Pro 2 and Surface RT 2 could debut as soon as October 18.

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