Microsoft said to release dock for Surface 2 Pro, can attach an external display

When Microsoft releases the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 in the near future, it will have a slew of new accessories to go along with them.

According to Neowin, the Surface Pro 2 will include a much requested feature for the Surface line - a dock.

The Surface Pro 2 dock will feature three USB inputs, allowing you to attach a keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals much easier. Furthermore, power users will be able to attach an external display through a mini DisplayPort for added productivity.

WinSuperSite adds more detail, saying the dock will be compatible with Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2, but not Surface RT or Surface 2. You'll find a 1 Gbps Ethernet port if Wi-Fi doesn't strike your fancy, and a microphone and headphone/speaker ports included, as well.

There's no details on pricing or availability. At any rate, the new dock should add some much needed features to the Surface line, which has been limited for power users in the past.

News of the Surface dock follows word earlier in the week that the Surface 2 will run Intel's next-generation Core i5 Haswell processor. It will also include a "refined" kickstand and doubled RAM at 8GB. Furthermore, Microsoft is said to release a "Power Cover" with a built-in battery to add more juice to the Surface Pro 2.

Since it's been more than a year since the release of the original Surface, it shouldn't be much longer until the next generation.