With some consumers settling for the iPad Mini as their tablet of choice in the home, others are looking at alternatives this Summer that offers a different experience to iOS. Not for the first time, we’ve heard that Microsoft may be stepping up to offer consumers this choice, with the availability of an Microsoft Surface Mini tablet.
Back in May of 2013, we talked about the possibility of a Microsoft Surface Mini on the market, but unfortunately it never arrived. It would be fantastic to at least have the option, which is why we welcome the return of new rumors suggesting that it will now happen in Summer 2014.
An 8-inch Microsoft Surface Mini is supposedly coming, and will feature the same design as its bigger brothers, according to whispers from Neowin. It will have an emphasis on note-taking and could come with an included stylus pen and support for Wacom digitizers.
The traditional Surface Pro 2 is a great tablet, but one of the biggest problems is its rather high asking price. If Microsoft price this rumored 8-inch Surface Mini right, then they could have a winner on their hands – especially if it can run traditional PC applications like the Pro series.
Still though, this is a rumor so should be treated as such. Let us know if you would be willing to buy a Surface Mini though, should it become available this Summer.
How much would you be willing to pay for one, considering the iPad Mini price is set at $399 right now?
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