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Microsoft Support Site Accidentally Mentions Surface Pro 3

Microsoft has a Surface event scheduled for next week, and the general assumption is that the company will be introducing a new Surface Mini tablet. In fact, last week we heard we might actually see two new Surface tablets in both Intel and Qualcomm flavors. With the event just around the corner, things over at ye olde rumor mill are kicking into high gear. The latest is that Microsoft may actually announce a brand new Surface Pro, too.

Word comes via Microsoft's own support pages. Twitter user @NotCassim this morning pointed out a mention of a Windows 8.1 update that "adds support to the Surface Pro 3 camera" over on support.microsoft.com. Rather tellingly, this page is now no longer available. Microsoft hasn't commented on the mention of the Surface 3, but it looks like the company moved pretty quickly to remove any mention of it on its website. Luckily, @NotCassim has a screenshot of the page in question, which can be found here.

It's thought that Microsoft's rumored Qualcomm-based Surface would replace the Nvidia Tegra 4-powered Surface 2 (with Windows RT). If Microsoft is upgrading the Surface 2, then it stands to reason that the Surface Pro will also get an upgrade. Then again, we're just over six months into the life of the current generation Surface and Surface Pro. It seems awfully soon to be thinking about the new models. All will be revealed on May 20. In the meantime, rumors of the Surface Mini have indicated a 7.5- or 8-inch display with a 1400 x 1050 resolution, Windows RT 8.1, and an integrated Wacom digitizer for stylus input.

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  • nebun
    how do you accidentally mention a product????....this is what I call "product propaganda"
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  • Darkk
    Nothing new. Apple did the same thing. Only difference is Apple employees left the test product at the bar...twice! lol
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  • canadianvice
    I'm almost certain this is just a typo... I would beg people take note of the relative location of "2" and "3" on a standard QWERTY keyboard.
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  • red77star
    Surface 1 was a flop, Surface 2 was a flop...now Surface 3...they need to quit trying...
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  • gijames1225
    Not sure why they won't just release a Bay Trail Surface instead of pushing ARM relentlessly.
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  • game junky
    What changes would they make - they already had a haswell processor on the last model which helped but didn't quite solve the battery life issues, no one is really clammering for a higher res screen, they already added the 2nd step to the kickstand, unless they're improving battery life further or slimming down the weight and form factor I don't know what they're going to do to get people to upgrade or get on-board the platform.
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  • p05esto
    Surface 1 was a flop, Surface 2 was a flop...now Surface 3...they need to quit trying...

    NOT a flop. They did not sell a ton, but only because the sheep think Apple is better. The Surface Pros can do anything a decent laptop can do. You can install a full version of Office, Photoshop (full CS suite), program with Visual Studio..... they are fast, lots of storage, inputs like USB and SD card, etc. They run full Windows. You can actually get work on these things, not toys like iPads which I CHALLENGE anyone to be as productive as on a nice laptop. You can barely push out a simple email or two on an iPad.
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  • wussupi83
    Recently traded a first gen i7 desktop for a windows 8.1 tablet - have to say they are amazingly useful devices. I was just going to sell it but it won me over. Don't knock full Windows tablets until you've tried one - I hated everything windows 8 and blasted it untill I actually got to experience it the way it was meant to be experienced. I still agree that windows 8 on a mouse and keyboard is stupid - but these tablets are actually awesome
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