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New 10.6-inch Microsoft Surface to arrive in October

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet with Windows 8.1
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet
Production of components for a new 10.6-inch Microsoft Surface tablet will begin next month and the slate is expected to launch as soon as October.

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While Microsoft is busy to iron out the multiple issues reported by Surface Pro 3 users, the company is also working on a few new Windows 8.1 tablets, claim industry insiders. If the rumors prove to be true, the new slates could hit the market starting this fall.

DigiTimes reveals that a new 10.6-inch Microsoft Surface device is expected to launch in October, "with production of components to begin in August and volume production of the tablet to kick off in September." The South Korean news portal unveils that this information comes from a source with Taiwan-based supply chain makers and local company Pegatron is the only ODM for Microsoft's Surface family of devices.

The 12-inch Surface Pro 3 already on the market was launched in May and the last software update for it is dated July 16. Unfortunately, users still report multiple problems, including random freezes or WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity issues. The upcoming 10.6-inch tablet will be slimmer and lighter than the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, add DigiTimes' inside sources. Remains to see if the device arrives in October as rumored or not. 

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-07-29 (Update: 2014-07-29)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.