Microsoft Surface Tablet On Sep 23: What is in Store

September 11, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Microsoft is looking to unveil its next generation Surface tablets at an upcoming event in New York City and the media have already received their invitation to the event that will kick off Monday, September 23.

As you know, the original Surface devices from Microsoft have failed to make benefits from the tablet market. So this time, Microsoft would definitely try to improve the features in the upcoming Surface devices.

Although we have been hearing about the price and specifications of the upcoming Surface tablets, right now we are unable to confirm any of these.


According to Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrott, the new Surface 2 will be a second-generation Windows RT device, but it will still resemble the first generation Surface tablet.

A major change we are going to see in the upcoming Surface device will be its upgraded screen resolution. The 10.1-inch screen will be upgraded from 1366×768 pixels resolution to 1920×1080.

Also, Nvidia Tegra 3 will be replaced with the Tegra 4 SoC chip. Well, it will be a welcoming challenge, because the current generation Surface RT is a little slow.

However, the Surface 2 will follow the same weight, thickness and battery life of the current Surface RT. On the software front, the Surface 2 will run Windows 8.1 OS that comes with a few improvements.

In addition to all these features, Microsoft’s next-generation tablets are also reportedly come with better battery life, as it includes a built-in battery in a keyboard cover to provide additional juice. Rumors even suggest that the Surface 2 will have a battery life of 8 hours.

Microsoft is also adding a few new accessories to the updated Surface tablets. For example, a new Docking Station accessory will let it customers to attach a keyboard and mouse to the device via USB ports.

If the above mentioned features and specifications are true, then it could be possible that the upcoming Surface tablet will make itself a success. But, like many others, we also tend to worry about the price of the device.


As we know price is a significant element regarding the success of a tablet device. If Microsoft sticks to the $500 price rate for the Surface 2, like the previous device, it is going to be a failure in the market. So we hope that Microsoft will make the device more affordable for the customer.

Within a few weeks we will find out everything about the specifications and features of the upcoming Surface devices. Microsoft is also planning to introduce a Surface Pro device along with the Surface 2.

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