It was reported a couple of months ago that Microsoft is developing a cheaper lineup of Surface tablets to take on the iPad. Even though they are expected to cost around $400, they’re going to offer the full Windows 10 experience. A new report claims that the cheaper Surface tablets will feature less powerful Intel chips, they’ll have Pentium processors instead of the Core i5 and Core i7 chips offered by the existing Surface tablets.
The less powerful chips won’t surprise anyone given that the first cheaper model is going to cost much less than a full-fledged Surface tablet. It won’t have an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor but an Intel Pentium Silver N5000 chip instead. A more up-spec variant of the tablet may feature the Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y or the Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y.
As far as the other details are concerned, the $400 Surface tablet is expected to feature a 10 inch display and rounded corners while being 20 percent lighter than the existing Surface tablets. It’ll offer the full Windows 10 experience.
It was recently certified by the FCC as well which suggests that this product may be launched soon even though Microsoft is yet to confirm that it has made cheaper Surface tablets. It’s unclear precisely when the company is going to launch this device but it may not be too long now before it does that.