A new report makes a number of claims regarding the long rumored Surface Mini. It is believed Microsoft is working on a smaller version of the Surface 2 tablet, around ~8 inches and likely to be based on the Qualcomm chipset.
New information believes the device will be marketed a “consumption-class” device that is also ideal for note taking. As with the current Surface 2, the Surface Mini is expected to ship with Office. The Surface Mini will also support an an active digitizer and theoretically could support a Wacom digitizer with the correct drivers. It may be a pen/stylus similar to that found on the Surface Pro devices. Problems with the current supply chain, in keeping up with demand to produce current Surfaces in the market, was one reason the Surface Mini was not launched last fall. The exact price and launch date is still unknown. It is believed the tablet will launch mid to late 2014 at a price point near the Surface 2.