Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Launch on September 23

Surface 2Mark your calendars. Microsoft will launch its newest tablets — the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2 on Monday, September 23 at an invitation-only event in New York City. What features and specs will you expect from next-generation Surface tablets?

Microsoft Surface 2

Codename: Surface RT 2
Platform: Next-generation Tegra processor
Screen: 10.6-inch, ClearType Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Battery: Up to8 hours
Weight: 1.5 pounds (estimated; appears identical to current Surface RT)
Thickness: .37 inches (estimated; appears identical to current Surface RT)
Price: TBD
Key features: Windows RT 8.1, new white color, VaporMg casing, integrated two-position kickstand, ClearType Full HD display, front- and rear-facing cameras, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11, full-sized USB 3.0 port, micro-SD expansion up to 64 GB, HD video-out port, includes Office Home & Student 2013 RT (with Outlook RT).

Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Platform: 4th generation Intel Core i5
Screen: 10.6-inch, ClearType Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Battery: Up to7 hours
Weight: 2 pounds (estimated; appears identical to current Surface Pro)
Thickness: .53 inches (estimated; appears identical to current Surface Pro)
Price: TBD
Key features: Windows 8.1 Pro with full desktop app compatibility, choice of RAM and storage options, VaporMg casing, integrated two-position kickstand, ClearType Full HD display, front- and rear-facing 720p LifeCam cameras, digital Pro Pen, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11, full-sized USB 3.0 port, micro-SD expansion up to 64 GB, HD video-out port. (Does not include Office.)