We’ve heard multiple rumors that Microsoft is working on a budget version of its Surface tablet, and a recently-leaked document suggests that the device could go on sale as early as Friday July 13.The document, which was partially posted on Reddit, suggests that Microsoft Stores will be preparing a “New Microsoft Hardware Display and Type Cover set on Friday, 7/13”, which hints that those stores will be showing off the new hardware by the end of this week.While it’s not confirmed that the budget Surface tablet will be the new hardware going on display, there’s certainly a good chance. At the very least, the leak suggests should see some new hardware from Microsoft, and if it does come with a “Type Cover set”, it’s likely to be a Surface tablet.Further specsSomeone claiming to be an insider also provided a list of possible specs in the Reddit thread:10-inch, 1,800 x 1,200 screen562g body with USB-C and microSDAvailable in 4GB RAM / 64GB … [Read more...] about Could the budget Microsoft Surface tablet be launched this week?
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Jul 05, 5:34 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Ken Manbert Salcedo 07/05/18 AT 4:52 AM Earlier this week the cheaper Microsoft Surface tablet was spotted at the FCC and the sighting gave some details about the upcoming device. Now it looks like some of its specs may have been revealed by sources.The affordable Microsoft Surface tablet will be powered by processors that are less powerful than the Intel Core i5 and Core i7 chips that are inside the current Surface Pro models. The cheaper Microsoft Surface will be powered by Pentium processors, according to WinFuture’s sources. The cheapest model will have a Pentium Silver N5000, while the slightly more expensive version will either have the Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y or the Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y.The Intel Pentium Silver N5000 is a quad-core x86 chipset that’s part of Intel’s Gemini Lake series and it … [Read more...] about Rumored $400 Microsoft Surface Tablet Might Be Powered By Intel Pentium Processors
As first detected by German publication WinFuture, Microsoft has pushed a “portable computing device” through to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in the US, confirming that it's likely to be a new Surface tablet.Microsoft has been rumored to be developing a budget Surface tablet with a 10-inch screen and USB-C for $400, aimed at tackling the iPad market with its more portable and lightweight design.Meanwhile, the next true iteration of its Pro line, likely named the Microsoft Surface Pro 5, has been rumored to be landing in mid-2019, which suggests that the lightweight model mentioned above is indeed what we’ll be seeing first. Surface Pro 5 release date, news and rumorsWhat we've got to work withThe FCC filing refers to the product as Model 1824 and doesn’t have any mention of updates or changes to an existing certified device, which rules out the chance of a mere update or reconfiguration of existing Surface tablets, and cements this as a … [Read more...] about Cheaper, smaller Microsoft Surface tablet has passed through US regulators
Jul 03, 1:44 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Ken Manbert Salcedo 07/03/18 AT 1:08 PM Microsoft is rumored to be preparing a budget-friendly Surface tablet that will only cost around $400. Now it seems like the new Microsoft Surface tablet has been approved by the FCC this week, which could be signaling its imminent release.The FCC filing was first spotted by German website WinFuture and the new Surface tablet is referred to as Model 1824. The FCC filing doesn’t really reveal much, but it does confirm some significant information. First off, the battery of the device labeled “G16QA043H” is said to be the same type of battery from the Chinese supplier SMP. This is the same supplier that provides the battery for Microsoft’s Surface Pro. The battery for the affordable Surface tablet is listed as having 7.66 volts.The FCC filing also reveals that the affordable Microsoft Surface … [Read more...] about Affordable Microsoft Surface Tablet Spotted At The FCC
According to a report published on Wednesday, Microsoft plans on competing with Apple in the low-cost tablet market with a line of Surface Tablets. Microsoft's slates would cost $400, higher than the $329 Apple asks for the sixth-generation iPad. The new Surface Tablets will reportedly feature 10-inch screens and rounded corners, like the iPad. The report adds that the new tablets will be equipped with a Type-C USB port, feature 9.5 hours of battery life and will be powered by Intel processors. Microsoft's last low priced iPad challenger, the Surface RT, was launched in 2012 with the less powerful Windows RT operating system installed and an Nvidia chip inside. It did not sell well, and Microsoft decided to focus on the Windows 10 Pro and Intel powered Surface Pro models. That, in turn, led Apple to develop its top of the line tablet, the iPad Pro. During its fiscal second quarter, Apple sold 9.1 million iPad units compared to the 725,000 rung up by Microsoft during the same time … [Read more...] about Surface Tablet to be priced at $400, feature Windows 10 Pro and 10-inch screen?