Microsoft announces September 23 launch event for Surface 2 as the spec details keep coming

Microsoft announces September 23 launch event for Surface 2 as the spec details keep coming

It's official: Microsoft will unveil its second-generation Surface tablet at a special event in New York on September 23 – just 13 days from today.

Invites hit the inboxes of the US tech press last night, and Microsoft isn't mincing its words, either: aside from info on when and where, details amounted to a single mention of the word “Surface”, plus the very helpful “you're invited”.

Those are the most important bits, to be fair, and with all the Surface-themed speculation that's been zinging around the web recently, there's probably no point in Microsoft trying to be clever about it.

The latest rumours reveal the flagship Surface Pro 2 will come with a 10.6in full HD display, with an Intel Haswell i5 processor inside together with 8GB of RAM.

As for the lower-end Surface 2 (the “RT” part is being dropped from the name – now why would that be?), a separate splurge of specs claims it'll have the same display as its big brother, but with a Tegra 4 CPU. Other details include a microSD card slot, USB 3.0 capability, and Office Home & Student pre-loaded.

It's now looking all but certain that the proposed Surface mini – a smaller-screened variation of the Windows 8.1 RT-fuelled Surface 2 – will only be announced at a later date.

Via The Verge

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barrybarryk  Sep. 10, 2013 at 16:01

I bet they don't mention too many sales figures at that event, especially for the platform formally known as RT

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