Microsoft is rumored again to be working on the Surface mini

Microsoft is rumored again to be working on the Surface mini
Back in September, we told you that Microsoft was rumored to be working on a Surface mini tablet, with a screen in the range between 7 and 8 inches. While no tablet like that was ever released, the rumor has returned. Once again, the focus is on a slate carrying a 7 inch to 8 inch display. The Surface mini is expected to keep the same design as the current full-sized model.

Microsoft is expected to market the Surface mini as a tablet for note-taking. Even at 8 inches, some feel the screen will be too small to comfortably run the Microsoft Office suite. To be able to take notes, you need a pen and Microsoft is believed to be ready to equip the mini with something along the lines of the Wacom Digitizer in order to support the kind of multi-fuctional, high-end digital pen that would allow for a superior note-taking experience. According to those with knowledge of Microsoft's plans, Redmond intends on making this tablet the best note-taking slate ever.

The Microsoft Surface mini is rumored to be hitting the market sometime this year with the possibility of a Spring release. There is no speculation at this time on how Microsoft would price the tablet.

source: Neowin via SlashGear


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