Analyst Speculates That Microsoft May Reveal A 12-inch Surface Device Next Week

There is a new report from CNET in which an Analyst claims that Microsoft may reveal a larger Surface Pro tablet soon. We already know that Microsoft will talk about multiple Surface devices at their press event scheduled to happen next week. One of the Surface device will be of 7-8 inch display with stylus support, another Surface device will be based on new Intel Haswell processor. This analyst claims that there is a strong possibility that the Intel based Surface device to be revealed may have a 12-inch display.

“There are strong indications that there is a 12-inch product coming down the pipeline,” Rhoda Alexander, who directs IHS Technology’s monitor and tablet research, said, referring to Microsoft’s Surface product line.

The current Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 have 10.6-nch displays.

When asked if it’s possible that a bigger Pro product will launch with the expected “Surface Mini,” on May 20, Alexander said a “limited US launch is feasible” on that date, though not certain.

Early last year, we posted a Surface Ultrabook concept from Clement Puertolas. You can check out his idea below.

Source: CNET

  • TheCyberKnight

    Until the Pro has passive cooling and half the thickness, the Surface 2 is my device.

    • Rico Alexander

      Exactly! Don’t care about the passive cooling but it needs to be thinner and larger.

    • dasfoto

      Pro 2 is passively cooled, although not half the thickness.

      • TheFourteenthDoctor

        No it isn’t. The Pro and Pro 2 both have fans.

      • TheCyberKnight

        The Pro has fans inside. Two of them.
        They are mostly silent but still… IMHO, tablets and fans do not mix.

  • ZloiYuri

    …and may not to reveal…

  • Sean D.

    Or to put it in a more direct, and honest way: Analyst is setting it up so he can write a bullshit article about how MS “failed to deliver” on yet another product they never guaranteed to begin with.

  • whatup12

    this could be really perceived now as MSFT going to war with the OEMs…but let’s face it, they have all adopted android anyway. ie, there is no loyalty in this game, so glad MSFT is pushing further into advancing hardware business. on a recent trip to Sweden, i even saw a MSFT employee in a random electronics store (elgiganten) showing people the surface, etc. while sadly he was pushing Surface RT and Pro v1 on people and not surface 2, Pro v2, it shows msft is ready to push their products! but i have to give Samsung credit–they have display cases EVERYWHERE. I was in south African airways domestic lounge, and there was a Samsung set up. I was in Yangon airport, and there was a Samsung set up, etc etc etc. they are EVERYWHERE.

  • Rod Iron

    Hmmm… all this and they still can’t figure out how to add phone guts to one. Sad really!

  • Schooner1984

    While I expect the Surface Pro 3 to lose some thickness, I am not looking for a larger screen. I am satisfied with my 10.6″ on my Surface Pro classic. I am a fan of options, a 12.n” and 8.n” Surface Pro will only help get more people on board.