Upcoming Microsoft event reignites Surface Mini rumours

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According to MicrosoftNews, Microsoft has sent out invitations to various members of the press to a “small gathering” on May 20, where the Surface Mini may finally be revealed.

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The cosy event will be held by the software (and now hardware) giant in New York at 11am EDT/ 8AM PDT. Though no specific details have been confirmed as of yet.

For the last few months, rumours of a cut-down version of Microsoft’s Surface tablet have circled around the web. And it could well target Samsung’s Galaxy Note range with its form factor and rumoured note-taking features.

It is said to sport a 7.5 inch 1440×1080 pixel display, with a 4:3 aspect ratio similar to that of Apple’s iPad ratio. This backs up a previous statement by Microsoft, where it promised the introduction of further Surface tablets, sporting different screen sizes and aspect ratios.

As tech journalists are treating the existence of such a tablet as a foregone conclusion, the killer question is whether it’ll house the slimmed down Windows RT or full fat Windows 8.1.

We’ll let you know when more information, umm, surfaces.

Nicholas Fearn