Accessories for a Microsoft Surface Mini up for sale on Amazon


The Microsoft Surface Mini tablet has been in the rumor mill for a while now, but we have learned very little about the purported tablet. It might have a 7-inch or 8-inch display, it might have a kick-stand, or it might not.

Last time we checked, this Microsoft product would likely keep the form factor of its larger sibling, but the “Mini” will be marketed as the tablet to have if you want to do a lot of note taking. Given that, we think a stylus will be part of the package too.

That also indicates that the Surface Mini may run the full Windows 8.1 operating system since Wacom Digitizer technology is what would enable a solid note taking experience, but that is speculation. What we still do not know much about is anything spec related, or what the Surface Mini might look like.

If the accessories that are available on Amazon are any indication, the tablet may end up being rather unassuming, which is fine. A good quality build does not necessarily require premium materials, and done right, it will keep the price competitive too, since the Surface Mini not only has to contend with the iPad mini, but a host of competent tablets from Samsung.

The images in the pictures are just a “placeholder” images of sorts (the actual pictures are of the company's products for a Lenovo tablet), though the product pages note “access to all ports and features.”  All the items for sale are being offered by Vostrostone who makes a wide line of VSTN accessories for a lot of different tablets.  The Surface Mini cases are listed to be in stock by May 18th.

While we will not go so far as to tie that in to an actual release date for an actual tablet, it would be pretty silly to be selling accessories for a product not yet available.

sources: Amazon via Venture Beat

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23 Comments

1. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

NEWSFLASH....... Well somebody is going to ditch their nexus 7 2012 in favor of surface mini.

3. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Whatever.

13. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

You got that right buddy.

2. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Banana man returns

4. wolfsaviorzx unregistered

I'd get a Surface Mini Pro if it had real Windows 8 on it :P

5. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Or just spring for a dell 8in with full windows.

6. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Yeah. That thing has gotten so cheap recently.

7. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Yea it has $249 for full windows multi screen support etc etc.

9. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

And the manufacturer refurbished one can be bought for $159.99 on ebay. Not bad. Not bad at all.

8. Furbal unregistered

really wish it had slightly higher resolution =\ gets painful going from a note 10.1 2014/nexus 7 to the venue 8 pro

14. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

What does that have to do with banana man?

10. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Is it going to have a QHD display like the $370 TabPro 8.4?

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

If windows is about productivity, then a mini surface takes a lot of steps backwards.

12. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Its probably Surface RT

15. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

1. Apple tablets use iOS and no one cries foul, indeed lauds them as revolutionary... MS doesn't make full blown windows for ARM and suddenly it becomes a problem.

16. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

It's problem because RT is not good. Only real advantage on RT over iOS was Office until iPad got it also.

18. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

only win8 has the "real" office. The others are just crappy light versions.

17. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Because ipads excel in entertainment and user experience while also having some level of productivity. Surface RT almost no games and entertainment apps while having half baked productivity.

19. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

You are weird.

21. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Windows RT (esp the surface) do these things better than any other tablet. I have a Surface 2, Saying that Ipad have the same level of productivity as Surface is laughable at best.Many Android tablets isn't as good for producing anything (ipad worse still).

20. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

You are a psycho coz we are talking about windows RT

23. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Meant to reply to me? Winrt is just win8 without the ability to run anything you want on the desktop, that's about it. I'll agree win8 on x86 is better but for only a few.

22. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I clearly said ipads have SOME level of productivity not SAME. Also ipads have bluetooth keyboard accessories and great office apps. Also tablets are meant for entertainment not for productivity as mentioned in a recent article of michael H where RT tablets suck in media consumption.

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