Microsoft Surface 3 rumored to launch in October

Microsoft Surface 3 rumored to launch in October
After launching the Surface Pro 3 last month, it is naturally time for Microsoft to prepare a refresh of its lower-tier line – the Surface. According to sources, a new 10.6-inch Surface model is currently brewing and about to enter production, aimed for launch in October this year. Reportedly, component-production is about to begin in August and volume production will begin in September. Since the Surface 2 was launched in October last year, it is safe to assume that this is the Surface 3 we're talking about.

It is purported that Microsoft expects the Surface 3 to sell better than its predecessor. No doubt, Redmond is encouraged by how well the Surface Pro 3 has been doing so far.

Here's hoping we don't see a "Click it and I Note it" ad for this one!

source: DigiTimes via Microsoft News



1. eggimage

Posts: 83; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

aren't they killing win RT already? is it gonna be win 8.1 instead?

3. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Who knows...there are rumors of One Windows...but thats not gonna happen anytime soon!

5. Beijendorf unregistered

I'd say the rumoured Threshold release at Q1-Q2 2015 is pretty soon, considering this Surface 3 will be on the market Q4 2014.

8. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

it will be great if it runs 8.1 and baytrail processor for a lower cost.

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I think the Surface Pro series should be intel Core I series devices and the Surface series should be that new Atom based Pentium but with a slightly beefed up GPU and all run Windows 8.Whatever...

4. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

That's right.

6. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

ARM will eventually take over X86, so the idea is to mature Windows on ARM so as to be ready for when the move finally happens. Your idea might seem to make sense now, but it is shortsighted.

7. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

This is all rather interesting. So when will ARM be able to parallel X86 designs in terms of power? 3, 4 years?

9. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

If the new Surface 3 doesn't have a pen, you know Microsoft is still in failure mode.

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