Microsoft is ready with its next Surface tablet. The second generation Surface will launch with a special dock, allowing users to charge their tablet and attach a keyboard and mouse via USB ports.
The device will be unveiled at a press event on September 23rd. If the rumors are to be believed, the Surface 2 Pro will be powered by a fourth generation Intel Core i5 Haswell processor and will offer a choice of RAM, possibly 4GB and 8GB.
The tablet will still withhold the full desktop functionality and will be based on Windows 8.1 for a further speed up boost.
The tablet is also expected to launch with a 1080p screen and a kickstand that can snap to two different angles- one to stand the tablet upright and another that will make the device easier to the user on uneven surfaces.
The Surface Pro 2 is supposed to truly replace PCs by providing the Surface Deck, an accessory that allows more device connections, along with a Power Cover to supply extra battery life.
According to a new report Microsoft is preparing to release a docking station for its Surface Pro line of tablets. Only the Surface Pro and upcoming Surface Pro 2 will work with the new dock, Surface RT is not compatible.
Microsoft is also offering a $100 discount for the current generation Surface Pro that brings the price of Surface Pro to $799 for the 64GB model and $899 for the 128GB model. It seems that Microsoft is counting on Surface 2 Pro to help make up for the loss dealt from unsold Surface RT.