Microsoft's Windows 8.1 launch is inching closer, and with it chatter of a new lineup of Surface tablets is growing louder. Today, Microsoft made the most noise of all, announcing a special invite-only event for September 23rd in New York City. What could be announced?
The past few weeks has seen a ton of new information leak out about the next Surfaces, from their names to their specs. Recently, two more accessories have been rumored for the Surface Pro 2: a Power Cover and a Surface Dock. The former is reportedly a Touch Cover-like keyboard accessory with a built in battery, while the latter is meant to transform the Pro 2 into a desktop workstation, complete with additional USB and Ethernet ports.
It just so happens that today, details on the Surface 2 were also revealed. Once again the originator is Neowin and the details are reinforced by WinSuperSite. Together, the reports confirm that the Surface RT sequel will include a Tegra 4 quad-core processor, a 10.6-inch display bumped up to 1080p, a 8-hour battery life, an increase in RAM to 4 GB, and finally a new white color option. It's unclear if the Windows RT-powered product will come in at the same starting price of $499 as its predecessor.
We're exactly two weeks away from knowing so much more about the new Surfaces, and we can't wait to see what sleek hardware Microsoft has cooked up this time.
Source: Neowin, WinSuperSite 1, 2