Surface's $400 Apple iPad competitor could be unveiled tomorrow

Surface's $400 Apple iPad competitor could be unveiled tomorrow
Back in May, a report passed along the word that Microsoft was going to go after the Apple iPad with a $400 Surface tablet. Last week, this tablet, rumored to be called Surface Go!, made its way through the FCC amid speculation that it would soon be unveiled. Today, a teaser disseminated via the official Surface Twitter account appears to indicate that the iPad challenger will be unveiled tomorrow. We reached this conclusion by looking at the picture accompanying the tweet, which shows the current Surface lineup with the date of Tuesday, July 10th on the displays.

The new tablet is said to carry a 10-inch display, rounded corners, and an Intel Pentium processor under the hood. There is talk that the new Surface tablet will be found in Microsoft Stores as soon as this coming Friday. Previous rumors tipped two versions of the slate, with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage. Windows 10 Pro will be pre-installed, and Microsoft will supposedly have a cheaper line of accessories for the lower-priced slate including a more affordable priced Surface Pen, QWERTY-equipped Type Cover and a mouse.

Making a potential unveiling tomorrow even more believable, Microsoft has previously used the image found in today's teaser, but with no date and time on the screens. That heightens the importance of the July 10th date that Microsoft added to the image. So don't forget to check back in tomorrow to see if Microsoft has revealed how it is going to challenge the iPad.

 
source: @surface

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6 Comments

1. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

what they need to do is make sure the surface studio is updated when the 11 series graphics cards come out.

2. Cat97

Posts: 1863; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Yeah...$400 without the much-needed $130 keyboard.

3. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

How many Android tablets or iPads come with their respective hundred-plus dollar keyboards? At least the Galaxy Tab S3 keyboard has a trackpad like the Type Cover and costs the same. You can't get trackpads on iPads because iOS doesn't support it. At least have a valid reason for your hate.

6. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

It's a tablet, not a laptop. Keyboard not needed... Some people just need something to whine about.

4. SyCo87

Posts: 298; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

You guys are late.

5. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

A nice replacement for my OG Surface.

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