On the 20th of May, Microsoft is expected to announce a new Surface tablet, or tablets. The rumor at the moment is that the Surface Mini tablet will be unveiled alongside an Intel-powered Surface tablet, which at the moment has been tentatively named as the Surface Pro 3. Specs of the Surface Pro 3 remain unknown, except for speculation that it could be powered by an Intel Haswell chipset.
Well according to Rhoda Alexander, who directs IHS Technology’s monitor and tablet research, it has been speculated that a larger Surface Pro tablet could be on its way. We’re not sure if this larger Surface tablet is the Surface Pro 3 or if it could be a separate model, but Alexander speculates that it could be of the 12-inch variety, a step up from the 10.6-inch displays found in the previous Surface tablets.
It would be an interesting event if that were to happen, since Microsoft would essentially be launching both a small and a large tablet at the same time. We should note that tablets larger than 10-inches aren’t very common. We’ve seen Toshiba attempt 13-inch tablets in the past, and recently we caught wind that Samsung could be planning a 13-inch of their own.
Perhaps larger tablets might appeal to professionals who would prefer a larger display, around the size of a Ultrabook, but in a tablet format, who knows? Either way we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled so check back with us on the 20th of May for the details. In the meantime how do you guys feel about a 12-inch Surface tablet?
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