Microsoft Preparing To Launch 512GB Tablet Four Days After Windows 8.1

No matter how you see Microsoft’s efforts in the hardware domain, this much is sure that the company seems to be going all out when it comes to offering consumers variety and choice.

Redmond is all ready to official unveil its refreshed Surface product line any moment now at its New York event. Sales of these new slates, however, are expected to begin only in October, by the time Windows 8.1 is out in the wild.

According to the always reliable Mary Jo Foley, insiders are pointing that the launch of Windows 8.1 is to be followed by the official launch date of the second generation Surface units.

October 22 is the date set when the revamped Surface slates will be available to buyers.

But while pricing will remain the same for the existing models, it seems that Redmond has a few surprises up its proverbial sleeves.

The upgraded RT version of the tablet will still retail at prices of $499 and $599 for the 32GB and 64GB models, though certain bundles will include the Touch Covers. It is the Pro lineup of the tablet that is in line to get some new models to go with the 64GB and 128GB standard units.

Microsoft, it appears, is ready to provide power users with even more space this time around in the form of 256GB and 512GB versions — pricing for these new units is expected to start at $1,299 and $1,699 respectively.

Expect more details on this at the event, but this is undoubtedly good news for power users that demand productivity on the go.

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