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Microsoft Planning 7-Inch Surface Tablet for Later this Year, According to Reports

Category: Gadgets
Posted: 06:38PM

Last summer Microsoft took the wraps off the Surface tablet, its own version of what a Windows 8-powered tablet should be. There are two versions of the Surface available, yet each one has a 10.6" touchscreen to draw you in. However, 10" tablets only make up a part of the market, as there are plenty in the 7 to 8-inch range from the likes of Google, ASUS, Samsung, and Apple. That hasn't been lost on Microsoft apparently, as a new report claims the company is creating a 7" Surface tablet due to arrive later this year. This isn't the first time a 7" tablet has been in the news recently with Microsoft. Last November an Xbox Surface with a 7" screen was reportedly in development, but nothing has been heard of it since.

A 7" Surface tablet would carry a lower price than its 10.6" counterparts, which typically means a broader appeal with consumers. It'd also mean something that's easier to carry around, both in terms of size and weight. We can't get too far ahead of ourselves though, as all of this is just rumor until something definitive comes from Microsoft.

Source: Ars Technica

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cjloki on April 12, 2013 06:38AM
is anyone thinking about getting a surface ?...it crossed my mind as a decent unit to take on the road with me in the truck...well it could be an option anyway...
venomoc on April 12, 2013 08:20AM
it'd sell like hot cakes if its in the same price range as the nexus 7

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