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September 9, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Microsoft holding Surface event in NYC on Sept. 23

Microsoft has sent out invitations for a Surface event in New York City on Sept. 23 — presumably to debut the next generation of Surface devices.

The Surface tablets, Microsoft’s first foray into making its own branded computing devices, were first announced in June last year and launched alongside Windows 8 last October.

Sales of the Surface tablets haveĀ been far below expectations, especially for the Surface RT, the version of the tablet designed to run on ARM chips. Microsoft dropped the price on the Surface RT by $150 andĀ  took a $900 million writedown on it last fiscal year. More recently, it’s made permanent a $100 August price cut on the Surface Pro.

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