Microsoft holding Surface 2 event on September 23rd in New York City

Microsoft is preparing to launch its next-generation tablets at an event in New York City on September 23rd. The software maker has emailed press invites to the media today, asking them to save the date for a Surface event. After a number of recent leaks, it appears the company is ready to announce and unveil its Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. Both will act as refreshed versions of the existing Surface RT and Surface Pro models. Sources familiar with Microsoft's Surface plans have confirmed to The Verge that the company will not be launching a rumored Surface mini on September 23rd.

Microsoft Will Announce the Surface 2 September 23rd

Microsoft just sent out invitations for an event in New York City on Monday September 23rd, two weeks from today. It will be showing off the new Surface. Which is to say, it's going to be showing us the future of Microsoft.

The upgrades to the Surface RT (expected to just be called Surface) and Surface Pro are largely a mystery. Well, specs for the Pro have leaked out, but they're mostly what you'd expect from this generation of ultrabook-level device. What's more interesting will be what happens with the overall thesis of the Surface—will there be significant changes to the keyboard cover and kickstand that address complaints many had, or will Microsoft double down on its design and lean on the advantages of a year's worth of guts improvement will offer?

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