Microsoft launched the Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro at an event this week, with some beefed up internals and dozens of new accessories for the two tablets. Both will ship with Windows 8.1 and RT 8.1, but there is the missing ‘Surface Mini’ tablet.
The Surface Mini has been rumored for a while now, but we have yet to see any renders of leaked photos of the smaller tablet. According to specs leakers, the smaller Windows RT tablet would be priced against the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HDX.
We would also see some pretty high-end specs, the Surface Mini should have a seven or eight inch 1080p display with quad-core processor, 2GB/4GB of RAM and multiple storage options. The design of the Surface Mini should be the same as the Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro, which is a good thing considering their hardware design is top of the line.
Since it was not announced at the Surface event, we believe Microsoft has held it off until 2014. With November slowly cropping up, no manufacturer wants an announcement after Thanksgiving in the US and a launch after November.
It would make more sense to have the Windows RT tablet in a smaller package and a cheaper price, making it more accessible to users looking to purchase a small, cheap tablet with limited functionality. Since Windows RT has some impressive features like quick web browsing, it may be an even better purchase.