Future Surface may have 7.5" display, for less than $399

According to an analyst from NPD DisplaySearch, a future Surface tablet from Microsoft will likely include a 7.5-inch display with a resolution of 1400 x 1050. At a density of 233 pixels-per-inch, this display will be sharper than both the iPad Mini and the Nexus 7, and to cut down costs Microsoft will likely incorporate the touch module into the panel.

CNET heard from another source that Microsoft is looking to target $399 for the new, smaller-sized Surface tablet, although as the device gets closer to availability the price could go even lower. Unfortunately NPD DisplaySearch don't believe that this tablet will be ready any time soon, stating that mass production is currently scheduled for Q1 of 2014, which is quite some time away.

It's unclear at this stage whether the new Microsoft tablet speculated here is the same as the new Surface that's rumored to be announced in June, as the gap between announcement and mass production looks to be quite large. That said, there have been a few rumors and reports floating around that relate to a Surface smaller than the current 10.6-inch models, so it's possible that what we're hearing here is accurate.

Source: CNET

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You will feel like doing the same once you tries flop product like surface. Even if you tuck your iPad out of the window, it will be still laying above Surface,

A merging of tablets with smartphones. So, Windows-8 was really being designed for smartphones all along. As for larger screened laptops and desktops with real keyboards for content creation...Windows-7 will remain very viable.

Wow, talk about the display being at least decent should not really be a focus anymore. It should be STANDARD that the screen is not junk. In any case, they should be talking about what kind of processor this thing will have; If its slow as a dog and the battery life doesn't help at all then it won't sell.

First of all, this is highly speculative, with no tangible source details.
Also, $399 would be too expensive.

At close to identical price, consumers will almost always pick the Apple offering. It has the solid ecosystem behind and I really believe Microsoft still hasn't figured that out.

In other news: Future Surface may not have 7,5" display, for more than $399.


Most of these so called analyst reports are incredibly empty, I wonder why websites bother posting them anymore.

ipad mini destroyer in bound lool. would be stupid of MS to announce a product 6 months before mass production and shipping as ppl will get bored of waiting around. 6 months is a loooooong time in the tech industry

"would be stupid of MS to announce a product 6 months before mass production and shipping as ppl will get bored of waiting around"

A lot of us outside the US are starting to think of the Surface Pro like that.

lkernan said,
"would be stupid of MS to announce a product 6 months before mass production and shipping as ppl will get bored of waiting around"

A lot of us outside the US are starting to think of the Surface Pro like that.


Same for the Surface RT, it took way too long to be released here...

Oh, if this is true, then 1400x1050 is going back to 4:3 which is perfect for smaller consumption devices since it works well in portrait mode while the current 16:9 don't. I don't know about price really, they say $399 but we need a full spec list to see if that's still too high or just right.

1400 wide will still 'obey' the 320-1024 rule for snapping an app to the side.

And it will make the people happy who find reading a book on a 16:9 tablet in portait mode hard/silly/weird/etc..