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What to Expect From Microsoft Surface 2

It's official: Microsoft  (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) is unveiling its next generation of Surface tablets on Sept. 23. The first-generation models didn't fare so well, resulting in a $900 million inventory charge for the company last quarter, in part because Microsoft priced the device too high.

The software giant appears to be dropping its controversial "RT" branding in favor of a more unified lineup, although the fundamental differences between the two Windows variants will remain -- which may just lead to a new level of confusion. The newest chips out of Intel  (NASDAQ: INTC  ) also call into question whether Windows RT should still exist, since the chip giant is aggressively targeting lower price points as well as improved battery life.

In the following video, Chris Hill discusses Microsoft's upcoming tablets with Evan Niu, CFA, and Jamal Carnette.

The tablet market is just one of many battlegrounds in the war among the five biggest tech giants. The future of computing is at stake, and nothing is off limits. To get a full assessment of where this war stands today, grab a copy of this free report by clicking here.

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  • Report this Comment On September 15, 2013, at 9:35 PM, techy46 wrote:

    Microsoft should focus on Surface W8 and let Nokia reimage Surface RT with their Sirius tablet which wil actually be a 10" phablet. After all, if you really want an ARM Windows device then it should be a replacement for your smart phoen too. They should sign AT&T on board to supply a 2nd SIM card with the same mobile phone number.

  • Report this Comment On September 15, 2013, at 10:14 PM, lw67 wrote:

    U should take your Apple computer off the screen. Are u bragging or posting an add for Apple. Slamming MSFT is old hat with your group. After a 300 dollar haircut in Apple stock maybe u need 2 pump then harder. No clue. I will be sending u a message when MSFT hits 40 and then 50 bucks. grrrr

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