What to Expect From Microsoft Surface 2

What to Expect From Microsoft Surface 2

It's official: Microsoft 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 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.

The article What to Expect From Microsoft Surface 2 originally appeared on Fool.com.

Chris Hill owns shares of Amazon.com. Evan Niu, CFA, and Jamal Carnette own shares of Apple. The Motley Fool recommends Amazon.com, Apple, Google, and Intel and owns shares of Amazon.com, Apple, Google, Intel, and Microsoft. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.