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Microsoft Surface with 8-inch Display, NVIDIA Processor Due in June


Earlier this month we covered a rumor that suggested Microsoft’s new and smaller Surface tablet will launch in June with a display that measures between 7-inches and 8-inches. Now,¬†DigiTimes says that it has confirmed with supply chain makers that the new device will have an 8-inch screen provided by Samsung, a processor from NVIDIA and will indeed launch in June. We’re guessing there’s a good chance the device will run on NVIDIA’s new Tegra 4 chip, which means it will also need to run Windows RT instead of the more powerful Windows 8 operating system.

DigiTimes¬†said it has also learned that Microsoft will launch another tablet with a display size in the 10-inch range during the third quarter, at the very earliest, which means it could be on store shelves in time for the holiday season. The Redmond-based company is hoping that shipments surpass 1 million units, and that means it’s going to need to heavily market them and, perhaps, drop the price in order to compete more aggressively with Android tablets and the iPad.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...