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Microsoft VP confirms Surface Mini Tablet

Microsoft VP confirms Surface Mini Tablet
Microsoft VP confirms Surface Mini Tablet
The Surface Mini tablet was once just a tall tale, but a Microsoft Manager has now admitted its existence.

Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Hardware Division Panos Panay has admitted in a recent interview that a Surface Mini tablet was once in the works and does, in fact, exist. Not just on paper either, but as a fully functional device. Panay says he continues to use the small tablet for personal notes and brainstorming.

The Surface Mini tablet accompanied Panay throughout the development of the Surface Book. He declined to answer directly on why the Surface Mini did not release to market, but hinted that the Surface Pro and Surface Book both took priority over the Surface Mini during development.

Microsoft this month unveiled not only the Surface Pro 4, but also the Surface Book notebook. The Book is a 13.5-inch detachable with an uncommon display resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels. According to Panay, interest in the Surface Book is meeting expectations and is currently only available in North America with an overseas launch in the very near future.


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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-10-27 (Update: 2015-10-27)