The Microsoft Company is joining the bandwagon of launching new devices. A lot of giant tech companies have already unveiled their respective new flagship devices just in time for the approaching holiday season. With their first tablets going into the weak grid of the smartphone and tablet market, Microsoft is still hoping to get a pretty good share of the pie. The PC OS giant is expected to launch their new Surface tablets that will go head-to-head with Apple and Samsung’s respective tablets. The company is set to launch not just one but three tablet versions according to speculations.
Current Tablet Line Up to Be Replenished by Microsoft
The current line up tablets from Microsoft is composed of the Surface RT and the Surface Pro. The latter is priced at about 800 dollars while the former is priced at 350 dollars. Current reports about Microsoft’s plans show that the company is working on to replace these ones with three new Surface tablet versions. These tablets are set to be unveiled on Monday, September 23. However, reports also stated that only two tablets will be launched on the said date. These will be the Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2. A Surface “Mini” version also rumored but the third tablet will be more likely to be released in early 2014 or late 2013.
New Tablets Expected to Have Same Dimensions but With Nicer Specs
According to some reports, the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 will have the same dimensions and looks with their predecessors. However, these will have various interesting changes in its specifications. The Surface Pro 2 is said to be powered by new generation chips from Intel called Haswell processors. These will help in prolonging the device’s battery life which failed to achieve by first Surface tablets. Aside from these, the Surface 2 is also expected to have an improved Tegra processor from Nvidia and an enhanced screen display resolution. Both tablets will be supplied with a two-step kickstand that will enable users to enjoy the tablet’s enhanced viewing flexibility.
Earlier Announcement and Shipment to Gain Limelight
With the two new Surface tablets, set to be launched on Monday, Microsoft is hoping have a decent sales for its tablets. These are expected to be released in October when Apple is expected to be announcing their new iPad. They are moving to have a head start against their competitors.