Rumor: Microsoft's Smaller Surface Will Likely Have a 7.5-Inch Screen

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Rumors have been swirling about a smaller Microsoft Surface to complement the new Surface 2, and the latest suggest that the device would likely have a 7.5-inch screen.


Reports from CNET and Verge both suggest that a smaller Surface will ship with a 4:3, 7.5-inch display. It's an unusual display size, but then the current large Surface also has a quirky panel, which measures 10.6 inches.


When Microsoft updated its developer tools for Windows 8.1 earlier this year it included references to 7.5-inch tablets running at 1440 x 1080 resolution with a 4:3 aspect ratio. If—and it's quite an if—the smaller tablet exists, it seems likely that 7.5 could be the magic number. [ CNET , Verge]

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Right, so Microsoft went ahead and made a new Surface that they will release at some time other than their big Surface update event...

Conspiracy theory: If the Surface 2 bombs, MS pulls the plus on Windows RT, and the 7.5" Surface has an Atom Bay Trial proc in it.