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Microsoft May Launch Nex-Gen Tablet With Windows 8.1

Microsoft May Launch Nex-Gen Tablet With Windows 8.1
8/26/2013 2:16 PM ET

While the new Windows 8.1 operating system is set to hit the stores later this fall, it is also rumored that Microsoft may unveil its next generation Surface tablets soon, in a bid to revive interest in its flagship product.

The official release date for the tablet has not yet been revealed, but the recent price cuts hint the release of the Surface 2 and Pro 2, along with the Windows 8.1 OS.

The new tablet is indicated with the fingerprint sensing technology, a feature Apple has been reportedly working on for its iPhone 5S and iPhone 6. The technology allow users to instantly unlock their device while picking a call, without any other security measures required.

It is also speculated that the new Surface tablet may be powered by Intel's new Haswell processors, replacing its predecessor which suffered from poor battery life and a slightly bulky design.

A member of the Surface development team also said the display port on Surface Pro can drive an external monitor with resolutions up to 2560 x 1600.

The Windows 8.1 OS may impress a larger number of users this time; but it is yet to be seen whether Microsoft can find a decent place in the tablet market.

by RTT Staff Writer

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