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Pictures and specs of the canceled Microsoft Surface mini appear once more

Pictures and specs of the canceled Microsoft Surface mini appear once more
Of course you remember the Ballad of the Surface mini. It's a country song performed by The Voice's Blake Shelton and is full of the typical heart aching sadness that country songs are known for. It is about an event that was taking place in May 2014 to introduce the Surface Pro 3 and the Surface mini. But on the date of the event, the Surface mini never showed up as the product was pulled from the assembly line at the last moment and was never manufactured. Apparently, the assembly line had its heart won over by another product.

Just yesterday, tipster Evan Blass revealed images and specs of the Surface mini. This isn't the first time that photos of the tablet that never came to be were posted. Back in June, we showed you a black hued version of the mini tablet. The images from Mr. Blass (if we can be so formal) show the Surface mini in red.The tablet would have featured a 7.5-inch display carrying a 1080 x 1440 resolution and an aspect ratio of 4:3. Had the mini lived, the Snapdragon 800 SoC would have been found under the hood with a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 330 GPU.

A 5MP camera was planned for the back, and a selfie-snapping 2.1MP camera was earmarked for the front. There were two different variations planned. One was going to have 1GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage, and the other would have come with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. A Surface Pen would have come with the tablet out of the box, and Windows RT 8.1 would have been pre-installed.

Check out the slideshow to see photos of the canceled Surface mini. As for the the Ballad of the Surface mini, it is a number that doesn't get requested too often by country stations. In fact, it doesn't exist. Then again, neither does the Surface mini.


source: @evleaks

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posted on 02 Sep 2017, 14:28 6

1. sip1995 (Posts: 1717; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


With these specs...it's good it got cancelled.

posted on 02 Sep 2017, 14:34 4

2. trojan_horse (Posts: 5337; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Seriously, man. A 1GB RAM variant? WTF.

posted on 03 Sep 2017, 08:23

9. yann (Posts: 405; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, released in May 2014, was with 1,5gb RAM and even worst processor.
Do not forget that the planned releasing year was 2014. Not now.

posted on 02 Sep 2017, 17:10

6. NickHill (Posts: 27; Member since: 07 May 2016)


Its 3 years old.

posted on 03 Sep 2017, 10:18 1

11. Spyro (Posts: 333; Member since: 29 Mar 2017)


There were better tablets at that time.

posted on 03 Sep 2017, 00:45

8. L0n3n1nja (Posts: 679; Member since: 12 Jul 2016)


It was the best mobile SOC at time of planned release, only issue would of been the RAM. We are talking 3 1/2 years ago, when the Note 3 was Samsung's flagship and Apple had the 5S.

posted on 02 Sep 2017, 15:10 1

3. MrShazam (Posts: 462; Member since: 22 Jun 2017)


With Windows RT and those specs, it's great that it got canceled, it's a DOA joke.

And I say this as a current Surface Pro 2 user.

posted on 02 Sep 2017, 16:12

4. Klinton (Posts: 925; Member since: 24 Oct 2016)


It should be 8.4 inch display(smaller bezels) , full Windows 10 , at least 4GB RAM , and not 4:3(so to be held with one hand.... .....to have success

posted on 02 Sep 2017, 16:52

5. rsiders (Posts: 1124; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Update the specs and its a great product. Otherwise good job Microsoft on leaving this one alone cuz geeze.

posted on 02 Sep 2017, 19:26

7. MarvzIsFallen (Posts: 64; Member since: 11 Aug 2017)


Better they pulled off cause its disappointing. They can never win against Apple ipads.
RIP Microsoft surface mini

posted on 03 Sep 2017, 10:16

10. Spyro (Posts: 333; Member since: 29 Mar 2017)


Good riddance. Any person who'd buy this would just be wasting hard-earned money.

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