Microsoft Surface Mini vs Surface Pro 3: Would Mini be Able to Leave its Mark?

According to the latest leaks, US-based tech company Microsoft is likely to launch its much-rumored Surface Mini tablet this summer.Microsoft Likely To Launch Surface Pro 3 On May 20 Alongside Surface Mini

This was revealed by @evleaks in a new post on Monday, July 7 that “Microsoft Surface Mini is back in production, in anticipation of a summer release.”

The company was highly expected to launch its Surface Mini tablet along with the Surface Pro 3 slate, but there has been no progress so far related to the launch of the smaller tablet. The company showcased its Surface Pro 3 during the BUILD 2014 developer conference held in June 2014 without mentioning anything about the smaller Surface tablet.

However, Microsoft accidentally confirmed the existence of its elusive Surface Mini tablet in the user manual guide of its new Surface Pro 3 last month. The user manual guide of the new Surface Pro 3 User has several references to the smaller tablet.

 There are several mentions in the user manual, such as “If you want to do more than take a quick handwritten note, unlock Surface Mini.”. “When you do, you’ll get the full functionality of OneNote.”. “Before you use your Surface Pen for the first time, you’ll need to install the AAAA battery. You’ll pair your new pen with Surface Mini a little later during setup.” Meanwhile another reference mentions the Surface Pen’s interaction with “your Surface Mini or Surface Pro 3.”

According to a recent report appearing on Bloomberg, Microsoft initially did not had any plans to launch the Surface Mini alongside the new-generation Surface Pro 3. But the company changed its mind after figuring out that the smaller tablet are not equipped with all the features required to be a successful product in an increasingly-competitive tablet market. Consequently, the company decided to stop the launch of the Surface Mini and launched the Surface Pro 3 alone instead.… Read the rest

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Release Date on May 20 Alongside Surface Mini

US-based tech and IT company Microsoft is likely to create a lot of buzz and news in the coming week as it is expected to launch Surface Pro 3 tablet in its upcoming event.

Microsoft Likely To Launch Surface Pro 3 On May 20 Alongside Surface Mini
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When Microsoft started inviting people for the event scheduled to be held on May 20 2014, it was highly predicted that the company is all set to launch a Surface Mini tablet. While the company is expected to launch the Surface Mini at the event, it is highly possible that the company would announce the launch of a new-generation Surface Pro tablet.

According to a Twitter user post on May 14, Microsoft has initiated a new Support page on its website that is featuring the “Surface Pro 3 camera.” The page in question gives a detailed description of how to add recording support for H.264 with the Surface Pro 3.

While there is a high possibility that the page is actually pointing out to the Surface Pro 2 camera and the Surface Pro 3 appeared as a typo, there may be a possibility that Microsoft is all geared up to unleash a new flagship tablet.

Microsoft entered into the tablet market back in 2012 with the launch of its own-brand slates – the Surface RT and the Surface Pro. However, the tablets were not successful in the market, especially the RT model, but the company again launched a second generation in 2013 with its new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. The company is now planning to enhance its tablet market presence with the launch of a new Surface Mini and Surface Pro 3.

The company has not yet disclosed any plans related to the launch of a Surface Mini or a third-generation Surface Pro, so take everything as a rumor. The clear picture will be out on May 20 when the company will conduct its event.

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