surface 2 review 022 640x426Earlier this week, Microsoft sent out invitations to an event that they would be hosting on the 20th of May. The event read that they would be having a “small” gathering, which many have taken to hint that Microsoft could finally be getting ready to announce the much rumored Surface mini tablet.

There were additional rumors that followed up that suggested that not only will Microsoft be launching an ARM-powered tablet, but there could be an Intel-powered one as well, and now thanks to the folks at CNET, additional details about the alleged Intel tablet has surfaced.

According to CNET’s sources, they “confirmed” that there would definitely be a new Intel-based Surface tablet at the event. In fact this upcoming tablet will be powered by a variant of Intel’s Haswell chipset, as opposed to other Intel-based tablets which typically use an Atom processor based on Intel’s Bay Trail.

Unfortunately it seems that this Intel tablet will not be of the small variety, meaning that if you wanted a 7.5-inch Surface mini powered by Intel, you could be out of luck. CNET’s sources have also hinted that the media who were invited to attend the event would be given one of these Intel tablets too, meaning that we can look forward to early reviews of said device.

Of course there’s no way of confirming these claims, but with the 20th of May a little under two weeks to go, we guess we won’t have to wait too long to find out the details, so check back with us then to learn more!

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