Microsoft launched the Surface 2 tablet back in 2013. Last year the company launched the Surface Pro 3 but didn’t say if it would be launching a Surface 3. The “Pro” models are expensive and aimed at customers who want a powerful package with full Windows. The vanilla Surface models were cheaper and powered by Windows RT. A new report today claims Microsoft is working on the Surface 3 tablet which will now be powered by a full version of Windows.
Last year we also heard many rumors about a Surface mini. It would have been an attempt from Microsoft to take on the iPad mini. It is believed that Microsoft shelved the plan at the last moment.
According to WinBeta Microsoft is going to unveil the Surface 3 tablet either at or before its Build conference next month. Apparently it will hit shelves soon after the announcement.
A full version of Windows 8.1 is said to be onboard. The tablet will be upgradeable to Windows 10 when the new software arrives later this year.
The report claims that Surface 3 is going to have a fanless design since it will either be powered by an Intel Core M or Intel Atom processor. No major details about the specifications are available at this point in time but it is said that Microsoft won’t position it as a high-end device. That crown will rest on Surface Pro 3’s head for now.
Microsoft has already decided to kill Windows RT so any upcoming tablet from the company won’t be powered by that toned-down version of Windows.
Redmond has not commented on this report so far.