Microsoft unveils latest Surface tablets

Microsoft has launched its latest tablets – the second generation of its Surface line. Unveiled in New York City, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 were on display for tech fans and journalists to try. Improvements to the previous generation include better battery life, faster processors, and Dolby Digital sound. The devices will be available to buy in October.
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Panos Panay, Microsoft's VP of Surface, introduces a second generation of Surface tablets on September 23, 2013 in New York City. The new Surface family includes two products, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. Improvements on the tablets include better battery life, faster processors and Dolby Digital sound. The new devices will be in stores on Oct. 22. (Getty Images)
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Panos Panay, Microsoft's VP of Surface, introduces a second generation of Surface tablets on September 23, 2013 in New York City. The new Surface family includes two products, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. Improvements on the tablets include better battery life, faster processors and Dolby Digital sound. The new devices will be in stores on Oct. 22. (Getty Images)
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Technology writers try-out the new line-up of second generation Surface tablets on September 23, 2013 in New York City. The new Surface family includes two products, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. Improvements on the tablets include better battery life, faster processors and Dolby Digital sound. The new devices will be in stores on Oct. 22. (Getty Images)
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Technology writers try-out the new line-up of second generation Surface tablets on September 23, 2013 in New York City. The new Surface family includes two products, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. Improvements on the tablets include better battery life, faster processors and Dolby Digital sound. The new devices will be in stores on Oct. 22. (Getty Images)
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Panos Panay, Microsoft's VP of Surface, introduces a second generation of Surface tablets on September 23, 2013 in New York City. The new Surface family includes two products, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. Improvements on the tablets include better battery life, faster processors and Dolby Digital sound. The new devices will be in stores on Oct. 22. (Getty Images)
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Technology writers try-out the new line-up of second generation Surface tablets on September 23, 2013 in New York City. The new Surface family includes two products, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. Improvements on the tablets include better battery life, faster processors and Dolby Digital sound. The new devices will be in stores on Oct. 22. (Getty Images)
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Panos Panay, Microsoft's VP of Surface, introduces a second generation of Surface tablets on September 23, 2013 in New York City. The new Surface family includes two products, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. Improvements on the tablets include better battery life, faster processors and Dolby Digital sound. The new devices will be in stores on Oct. 22. (Getty Images)
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The new Surface 2 tablet is viewed; part of the new line-up of second generation Surface tablets on September 23, 2013 in New York City. The new Surface family includes two products, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. Improvements on the tablets include better battery life, faster processors and Dolby Digital sound. The new devices will be in stores on Oct. 22. (Getty Images)
Tue 24 Sep 2013 10:37 AM GST