Microsoft sent invitations for a “Small” Surface tablet event on May 20 in New York
Microsoft has sent out invitations which is likely to be the Surface mini launch event. It will take place in New York on 20 May at 11am. It says “Join us for a small gathering” hinting at the smaller size of the Surface mini in comparison to the existing models.
The invitation reads, “join us for a small gathering.” It’s not a stretch to interpret that play on words to mean Microsoft will announce a smaller version of its Surface Windows 8 tablet.
The Surface mini has been rumoured for more than a year but Neowin has it that we’ll see it this year and spring time.
Windows 8 recently got a new update that makes it easier for desktop users to transition to the touch-based operating system. Now, the operating can automatically detect what kind of machine (tablet or desktop/laptop) you’re using and adjust the settings appropriately.
The new miniature Surface will come with a unique 7.5-inch, 1440 x 1080 display with a 4:3 aspect ratio. It’s also rumored to come with a Qualcomm processor under the hood, and thus would run Windows RT rather than full Windows 8.
Microsoft officially said -
“We have a lot of great things that we are thinking about and working on, and there are multiple aspect ratios and sizes and awesome things to come from Surface.”
Features of tablet are -
- Thin but solid build
- Two kickstand positions
- Great performance
- Microsoft Office included