Could Microsoft be prepping a Surface Mini?

Jamie Feltham
September 25, 2013

It’s been a big week for Microsoft’s Surface series, with the line receiving a full update in the form of the Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2. But it looks like the company isn’t going to stop there – a Surface Mini, a (obviously) smaller version of the device is also being highly rumoured.

Reports are coming in that the company is currently testing a range of screen sizes for the new form factor, including a unique 7.5 inch display. That’s a fair reduction from the current line of Surface tablets, which measure in at 10.6 inches. Earlier this year Microsoft updated the Windows 8 developer tools to include options for the very same size display, running at 1440 x 1080 resolution with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Rumours from Cnet have suggested that the tablet would run at 1400 x 1050 resolution.

This is just the latest in a steady string of rumours about the device’s existence, although this is the first about this kind of display. Past whispers have suggested that it might adopt an 8 inch display instead.

The company will undoubtedly want to give the Surface 2 some breathing space, so don’t expect any kind of official announcement for a while. Would you buy a smaller version of the Surface tablet?

Source: The Verge

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