8" Microsoft Surface Mini rumored to sport air gestures control, 1080p display


Microsoft's Surface Mini is likely to arrive with a 1080p display, say insiders, and sport air gestures. Wait, what, there will be a mini version of the Surface?! Yep, it seems poised to arrive some time next year with an 8" Full HD screen, just like the rumored Nokia Lumia 2020 tablet was.

We just learned today that Nokia has scrapped the 2020 plans, hopefully that means fusing the two 8-inchers together, as by the time the Surface Mini launches, Nokia's mobile division will already be owned by Microsoft. The Surface Mini is said to arrive with Windows 8.1 (what else), and a Bay Trail chipset, which would ensure quite the longevity.

Furthermore, the Windows tablet is claimed to entertain some sort of Kinect-like air gesture technology, but how exactly would that be implemented on such a device, remains to be seen.

source: WPDang

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24 Comments

1. taikucing unregistered

another junk

6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

With RT, yes. But if it had full Windows, it would be like ultracompact laptop, which would be nice.

16. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

May be MS won't put real windows on their 8" tabs...hope to see more tabs like venue 8 pro next year.

10. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Junk how?

11. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Junk because it has RT, which means it's not as good as it would be.

15. YuLeven

Posts: 50; Member since: May 14, 2013

My Widows RT tablet feels great, thank you.

17. papss unregistered

Its not as good as it would be? Not making sense ogre...

19. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

"The Surface Mini is said to arrive with Windows 8.1 (what else), and a Bay Trail chipset, which would ensure quite the longevity." Read before you comment TROLL..!!

20. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

If they can make full Windows tablet, why make restricted one? Apple doesn't make iPad with iOS lite and Google Nexus lite. And I meant if it had RT it would be junk.

24. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Yea they do, can the iPad do everything the osx mac can?

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

If I'm going to get a tablet that's 8", I'd get the Mini 2.

3. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Definitely the best choice

5. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Or a Nexus 7! The first one has been very reliable to me. I am interested to try the Nexus 7 2.

8. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

OR if 7" is too small Gpad GPE... But Nexus 7 and Mini 2 are kings of small tablets.

13. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Nexus 7 is more a big phone than a tablet, but that's a great big phone!

23. KillgoreTrout

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I think those are all awsome choices, but I just havn't found any need for an 8 inch device. I use a Note 10.1 for school and I kind of wish it was 11-12 inches. I use my phone for all other computing stuff. What exactly are the common uses for a 7-8inch device? I think it is too small for video viewing, note taking, and any other productive work and I think it is too big to be considered trully mobile like a phone. Why have one other than the good ol' 'just for fun' excuse?

4. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Dont like the concept of the kickstand on 8 inch portrait mode

7. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

I think this is the Lumia 2020 renamed and with some hardware improvemnts. But i'd seriosly consider this... Come on! it can ran any windows 8 app!!! But MS will surely price it above $500 even for its basic version.

9. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

This is better than the 8" Lumia because it's full Windows 8.1, not RT 8.1. RT isn't bad, but why not have the full OS?

12. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

If looking for compact Windows tablet, Dell Venue 8 Pro is now the king.

14. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

I'm much more impressed with my Tegra 3 powered Surface RT than with the Tegra 3 powered Nexus 7 (2012) I used to have. IMO, WinRT is just lacking apps; other than that, I think it is superior to Android and iOS. I think it is extremely and unfairly underrated.

18. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folks Bay trial is an x86 Intel CPU they only run Full Windows 8.1 WOW Microsoft is putting out a full window 8.1- 8 inch non Windows RT Tablet. The last Rumor we heard Microsoft's "Mini Surface" was to be a Windows RT tablet. they changed their mind. Looks Like Microsoft itself will have 2 Full Windows tablets and 2 Windows 8.1 RT tablets which are The MS "Surface 2" and The MS "Lumia 2520" Nokia designed tablet

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Hmm may replace this one from my 2011 nexus 7

22. KillgoreTrout

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I agree that hand gestures should be part of the future, but come on, that stuff is so gimmicky right now. Who uses that crap? If I flick it off will it automatically turn air gestures off?

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