Report: Microsoft Won’t Be Announcing Surface Mini Today, Only Bigger Surface Pro

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There is a new report from Computerworld claiming that Microsoft won’t be unveiling the much anticipated Surface Mini device at the press event scheduled later today in the US. Since last month, we have seen various reports from Bloomberg to Neowin claiming that Microsoft will reveal a ARM based Surface Mini device that will include Stylus support. Microsoft is also expected to reveal a bigger Surface Pro device that will start with Intel Core i3 CPU/64GB for $799 to Intel Core i7/512GB for $1899.

Today, Computerworld reports that Microsoft won’t be revealing a Surface Mini device. Instead, Microsoft will reveal a Surface Pro device with large screen targeting the enterprise and pro customers.

The anticipated Surface, which many had assumed would be a device with a 7- or 8-in. screen — dubbed by wags as the “Surface Mini” — will, in fact, not be unveiled Tuesday at Microsoft’s New York event.

Instead, Microsoft will, the sources agreed, increase the size of the Surface Pro’s screen, not dive into the smaller form factor market. If accurate, the more recent rumor that a revamp of the Surface Pro will include a 12-in. display is the more accurate of the two themes pundits have put forward.

Microsoft pitches the Surface Pro as a 2-in-1, a device that can serve as either a tablet or an ultra-light notebook, depending on the task at hand.

Source: Computeworld

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