Cheaper Surface could arrive this week, Microsoft teases

By Shawn Knight
Jul 9, 2018
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  1. Microsoft’s rumored 10-inch Surface tablet could make its debut as early as tomorrow if a recent teaser proves to be more than just a coincidence.

    The Redmond tech giant on Monday published a stock photo of its Surface family on Twitter with the caption, “where will Surface go next?” The image features what looks to be a shadow where an additional device would sit. Furthermore, the date July 10 is shown on the screens of the other machines.

    Over on Reddit, a user claiming knowledge of the matter says the device will feature a 10-inch display with a resolution of 1,800 x 1,200 that’s powered by up to a Pentium Gold processor. Configurations are said to include a model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, 8GB / 128GB with LTE and 8GB / 256GB with LTE although all of them may not launch at the same time.

    Pricing is said to start at $399 for “education customers” and top out at $829, excluding any additional accessories.

    As always, it’s important to not invest too much stock into rumors like these. The Reddit user said he probably doesn’t count as a good source yet but happens to be positioned just right to make relatively harmless leaks like this.

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  2. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 730   +97

    So Apple makes a $299 Tablet, so to counter it MS makes a $399 one? Schools are just going to take the $100 cheaper tablet. What is Microsoft thinking?
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,057   +1,372

    well depends if it includes pen or anything, but there are still plenty of schools that would prefer the windows 10 ecosystem over apple's very closed one. Both apple and Windows are more trying to compete with chromebooks than each other, which have become incredibly popular in that area.
    texasrattler likes this.

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