Yesterday, we reported that Microsoft will reveal a new Surface device with large screen size than the current models. The device will come with lots of internal spec options starting from Core i3 which will cost $799 to Core i7/512GB model which will cost $1949. Today, Winsupersite also reported that Microsoft will reveal a bigger display size Surface device at Tuesday’s event.
Sources tell me that Microsoft plans to launch a newPro model on Tuesday that is both bigger and thinner than the current Surface Pro 2. Beyond that, I don’t have too many new details, but I’m wondering whether the new device is an additional model and not a replacement for Surface Pro 2.
Along with the new Surface Pro device, Microsoft will also reveal the rumored Surface Mini:
- No built in Kickstand
- An accessory cover will work as a kickstand
- Likely to be available in Silver, similar to the Surface 2
- ARM based device (Windows RT)
- Ships in June
- 7.5-inch device
- 1440 x 1080 display
- 4:3 aspect ratio similar to iPad (unlike 16:9 Surface & Surface Pro)
- Active Pen support (similar to Surface Pro)
- Ships by end of June
From earlier reports it is likely that the Surface Mini is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, differing from the Surface 2 which is based on the NVIDIA Tegra processor. It is likely other specifications will match with the Surface 2 and the Surface Mini will come in 32GB/64GB variants and with 2GB RAM. It is unlikely the first version of the Surface Mini will have LTE support at launch, and it will likely come in the future.