Microsoft to launch Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 today

About a year after Microsoft entered the tablet segment with the Surface tablet, the tech giant is all set to launch its next generation models of Surface tablet today at its event in New York City. The company is not only expected to showcase the Surface 2 or the Surface Pro 2 at the event, rumors have it that it will also launch a smaller Surface tablet model in order to compete against the likes of Apple iPad Mini, Google Nexus 7, and other dominant players.

Talking about the specifications, rumors suggest the second-generation Surface Pro tablet to be powered by an Intel Haswell processor with a massive 8GB of RAM and run on the recently updated Windows 8.1 OS. It is likely to feature a redesigned dual-position kickstand as well.

The Microsoft’s Surface RT sequel on the other hand is expected to shed the ‘RT’ nomenclature and be named simply the Surface 2. It is rumored to come with a 1080p display, and run on Windows RT 8.1 operating systems. It is also believed to pack in an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor along with twice the RAM of the Surface RT to improve the sluggish performance of the previous model.

Both of these tablets are speculated to be launched in white and black colors. Though we have to wait to know about the confirmed pricing for the devices, rumors suggested that the Surface Pro 2 will be launched for close to $900 for a 64GB version, $1,000 for a 128GB version and $1,300 for a 256GB version. Surprisingly, the tablet is also expected to come in a 512GB version priced at $1,700.


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