Latest rumor has the Microsoft Surface mini skipping today's festivities

Latest rumor has the Microsoft Surface mini skipping today's festivities
Less than two weeks ago, we told you to expect the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 to be introduced alongside the Microsoft Surface mini. However, based on new rumors, it is the Microsoft Pro 3 only, that will be unveiled later today at a Microsoft event. The latest scuttlebutt has the Surface mini, believed to be equipped with a 7.5 inch screen, and powered with an ARM based processor, not making any appearance at all during today's festivities.

The buzz had Microsoft offering the Surface mini as a device to take notes and messages on. Thus, the tablet was rumored to be coming with a digital pen, and the appropriate note-taking software. Unfortunately, we have no idea when, or if, the Surface mini will see the light of day. With talk that the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 had caught on in the enterprise, it would make sense for Microsoft to focus on the business-centric model of its tablet range. Last year, the Redmond based software giant was forced to write down $900 million for inventory of the Surface RT that was not selling.

What is apparently on the agenda for Tuesday, is the introduction of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. This model is expected to offer a larger 12 inch glass and packs an Intel processor inside. There are five different versions of the tablet, starting with the low-end model which sports an Intel i3 chip, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage ($799). Next up is the slate powered by the i5 with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage ($999). Another model powered by the i5 doubles the RAM to 8GB and the native storage to 256GB ($1299). A variant with the i7, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of native storage is $1549. And the top of the line Surface Pro 3 is equipped with an i7, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of native storage ($1949).

source: Computerworld via MicrosoftNews, WMPoweruser

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