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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 to launch alongside Surface Mini?

Sam Loveridge


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The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 could launch alongside the Surface Mini next week according to an official Microsoft Support page.

Microsoft is holding a Surface launch event on May 20 in New York City that was originally thought to be just for a Microsoft Surface Mini tablet.

However, thanks to a now removed Microsoft Support page, the Surface Pro 3 could be officially unveiled at the same event.

The Support page stated that a fresh update for Windows 8.1 will “add support to the Surface Pro 3 camera”, despite the fact that tablet doesn’t yet exist.

Some have suggested this may be a simple typo, but the fact this Support page has been removed entirely hints there may be some truth to the mention.

This Support page listing plus rumours Microsoft will reveal a new Intel-powered Surface tablet on May 20 as well as a smaller screen Surface Mini.

Little is known about either tablet, but the Surface Mini is rumoured to include a 7.5-inch 1440 x 1080p full HD display with 4:3 aspect ratio running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor rather than an Intel CPU.

As for the Surface Pro 3, the tablet will apparently feature a new power-optimised Haswell processor, rather than an Intel Atom Bay Trail.

If the rumours are true, the Surface Pro 3 would be a quick turnaround on the Microsoft Surface Pro 2, which was only released in October 2013. The original Surface Pro was launched back in February 2013 though, so it doesn’t look like Microsoft is committed to a yearly launch cycle yet.

The Surface event is taking place on March 20, so we don’t have long to wait until we see which tablets Microsoft will unveil.

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Via: The Verge


May 14, 2014, 4:16 pm

I wish they would release a 13" surface pro, 15 and 17 inch ones would also be interesting.


May 14, 2014, 11:19 pm

Microsoft needs to kill off the RT version and they might have some success, RT is the Jar Jar Binks of the OS world


May 15, 2014, 12:16 pm

The last paragraph should read May 20 instead of March 20


May 15, 2014, 1:19 pm

It is clearly that what is coming out is a Surface Pro Mini that combines the best of all worlds. (full window 8.1 +RT +ARM+Intel) The world ‘s smallest full on PC (smaller than 8″ hence the claim) with the tablet friendly RT pre-installed in this smallest “everything” unit. This coupled with a superb resolution (so the small size is all advantages and no disadvantage) topped with the Wacom digitizer along with the full version Mircrosoft Office. Nothing is going to top that!.


May 16, 2014, 1:35 am

yeah I heard some rumors awhile back about a surface plus, that would kill the galaxy tab pro 12". I heard that Apple might do something like that too.

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