Microsoft is set to launch its new Surface 2 tablet at a press event in New York.
Powered by fourth generation Intel Core i5 Haswell processor, the new tablet would offer a choice of RAM, may be 4GB and 8GB, while it would come with a special port that allows users to charge their deice as well as connect a keyboard and mouse via USB ports.
Claimed to withhold the full desktop functionality, the new tablet would be based on Windows 8.1 OS in a bid to offer a further speed boost.
The new device would boast a 1080p screen and a kickstand that would switch to two different angles, including one to stand the tablet upright and another that facilitates using it on uneven surfaces.
The US software major is also working to launch a docking station for its Surface Pro range of tablets.
Microsoft's latest attempt to launch the new tablet comes in the wake of its efforts to shift its focus to devices and services to better rival Apple and Google.
Recently, the firm also launched a marketing offer to target Apple's iPad users by luring them with a minimum $200 to exchange the 'gently used' tablets for its Surface range of devices.