Is this Microsoft’s cancelled Surface Mini? – CNET

Was Microsoft planning to release a smaller Surface called “Surface Mini” in 2014? According to Windows Central, it supposedly was.

The site posted alleged pics of a Microsoft tablet the company  had purportedly planned to release three years ago alongside its Surface Pro 3. Back in 2014 after a third-party prematurely revealed a case for a “Surface Mini” product, rumors gained traction that Microsoft would soon reveal the “Mini”. A few weeks later, only the Surface Pro 3 was revealed.


The purported ‘Surface Mini’ smart cover pic we grabbed from Amazon back in 2014. 


While we can’t speak to the validity of Window Central’s pics, we can share some of the information the site included. If the pics are to be believed, here are some of the Mini’s specs:

  • Windows RT 8.1
  • Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.15GHz
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 1,140×1,080 screen resolution
  • 32GB of storage
  • Dual-band Wi-fi

The latest version of the Surface Pro was released in June. A Microsoft representative declined not to comment on this story. 

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