Watch Microsoft's Surface event on demand right here [Update]

The above event starts at 8AM PDT.

Microsoft is widely expected to announce a small version of its Surface tablet today at its New York event, as well as a possible Surface Pro 3 featuring a larger screen than the current 10.1-inch tablet. Luckily for those not in attendance, Microsoft is offering a stream of the event live, seen above.

Neowin's sources indicate the Surface mini will feature a roughly 8-inch screen and heavily focus on pen input. For the first time in the Surface line, the tablet won't feature a kickstand, according to our sources, but an optional cover will add similar functionality. Microsoft's smaller Surface tablet will reportedly be powered by an ARM processor provided by Qualcomm, which is also the company's exclusive Windows Phone partner.

Recent reports also indicate a larger Surface Pro tablet will be unveiled at the event, possibly with a roughly 12-inch display. If accurate, the new tablet, possibly named the Surface Pro 3, may be offered in a variety of versions featuring different Intel processors.

Despite the likely announcements, it appears Microsoft has been attempting to smoke out the sources of its leaks by providing incorrect information to journalists. One of the possible incorrect reports indicated a smaller Surface tablet actually won't be unveiled, though that seems to fly in the face of Microsoft's invitations for today's event, which promoted a "small gathering." Tech companies are known to drop hints about products in announcement invitations, and calling the event a "small gathering" seems like an obvious nod to a smaller Surface tablet.

Update: The video has been updated from the live stream to an on-demand version of the presentation for repeat viewing.

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That guy talking about the Surface is SUPER annoying. The product is awesome, but he makes me want to listen to someone else.

I have a laptop that is less than 3 years old. It has an i7. It's awesome. I like the Surface Pro 3, but I don't need one. So I was looking forward to a smaller Surface announcement. I am disappoint ...

HA! I'm going to quote him forever "If you don't have a pointer on tablet you can't get stuff done"! .. yes he really said that!

warwagon said,
HA! I'm going to quote him forever "If you don't have a pointer on tablet you can't get stuff done"! .. yes he really said that!

"Getting stuff done" is pretty much open for interpretation.

It's a new size, I would guess they are essentially trying to move the surface release from a holiday schedule to be more in line with school season.

Yep really pissed, not waiting anymore going to just get an 8 inch Win8 tablet now, probably Dell venue

Dumbasses, this is a pretty big need and the build quality could really trump the competition.

3:2 sure is more square than it is rectangle

But But But .... it won't be that good for movies!

Edited by warwagon, May 20 2014, 3:20pm :

Im bored of this already. :/
They are doing an Apple, improving on the smallest, little things, and its STILL not even 1/3rd as powerful as my current laptop. *yawn*

is your laptop huge? is it ultrabook?


i am serious btw, i am considering getting this, but i am very much open to 13-14" ultrabooks too.


it is really hard to choose. i already have a gaming pc, so i dont care for much power, it will be used to used internet, email and office! why bother with more power?

pretty sure, i will be fine with i3. i do care for size and weight more then anything. and i want full windows 8 (none of the RT ####) - since i run a few old programs that dont need powerful pc, but they need full windows to run.

panacea said,
is your laptop huge? is it ultrabook?


i am serious btw, i am considering getting this, but i am very much open to 13-14" ultrabooks too.


it is really hard to choose. i already have a gaming pc, so i dont care for much power, it will be used to used internet, email and office! why bother with more power?

pretty sure, i will be fine with i3. i do care for size and weight more then anything. and i want full windows 8 (none of the RT ####) - since i run a few old programs that dont need powerful pc, but they need full windows to run.

I need a small tablet I can shove in my pocket and go from meetings, to the production floor, to my desk where I can shove it all into my machine running CAD tools and such. A big 12" tablet is useless.

This guy just nailed it when he asked the audience who is actually using a tablet right now, and the prediction that tablets would take over

bushbrother said,
4PM GMT

8AM PDT is actually 3PM GMT, but in London it will be 4PM BST as the UK is on summer time, even though summer actually only begins on june 1st....

Deviate_X said,

8AM PDT is actually 3PM GMT, but in London it will be 4PM BST as the UK is on summer time, even though summer actually only begins on june 1st....


We don't call it summer time we call it Daylight Saving Time

-adrian- said,

We don't call it summer time we call it Daylight Saving Time

Nope, its officially called "British Summer Time" (ie BST)

Deviate_X said,

. . . even though summer actually only begins on june 1st....


Meterologically it's on the 1st June, geographically it's on the 21st June.