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New Surface Pro reportedly debuting alongside Surface mini

Zach Epstein
May 9th, 2014 at 2:55 PM
Surface Pro 3 Release Date

Microsoft is widely expected to unveil a new smaller version of its Surface tablet during a press conference scheduled to take place later this month. According to several reports, the new “Surface mini” will likely feature a display that measures about 8 inches diagonally, and it will be powered by Microsoft’s Windows RT platform. An earlier report from Bloomberg noted that Microsoft plans to unveil multiple additional Surface tablets alongside the new Surface mini, and now another report has chimed in to state the same.

According to unnamed sources speaking with CNET, Microsoft will unveil a new Intel-powered Surface tablet along with the other models set to be unveiled on May 20th.

“There’s definitely a new Intel-based Surface,” an anonymous source said to work in the chip industry told CNET. “From what I can assess so far I think it’s going to [have] a new power-optimized Haswell variant.”

A Haswell chip from Intel would mean we’re likely looking at a new version of Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet, possible a “Surface Pro 3” running the latest version of Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 software.

BGR will be on hand reporting live from the Surface press conference on May 20th.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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