Rumor starts spreading about Microsoft could issue a mini 8” Surface in 2014. The current Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro have screens of 10.6” (27 cm) with a 16:9 aspect ratio. It is said to be power by the low-power Intel Bay Trail processor, which indicates the OS would be Windows 8.x and not Windows RT.
This move could follow the pattern that Apple had established on its iPad with the iPad mini, which continues to be a great commercial success without cannibalizing the larger sibling . The smaller size provides better portability while keeping satisfactory readability.
The new Surface mini purportedly, will come with face recognition technology, touchless control feature and voice command. These features are currently available on company Xbox game console but not on the recent Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro.