Surface 3 Development Underway, Surface Notebook Plans Reportedly On Hold

Surface 3 Development Underway, Surface Notebook Plans Reportedly On Hold

We are yet to see the shape and form of the widely rumored Surface Mini, and are yet to find out what kind of hardware Redmond plans on including in a 4G LTE enabled second generation Surface, but some new details about the distant future have floated up.

When it comes to Surface devices news, MSFTNerd has a pretty decent record for predicting inside details. The leaker has been sharing information about future Microsoft hardware for a while now.

And it is now being claimed that the third generation Surface tablets are on track for a late 2014 arrival. Little surprises here, considering Microsoft has already made it clear that it is working on multiple Surface generations, the next three at least, at once.

Word is that Microsoft is in talks with NVIDIA for its Tegra K1 processor — the one that brings the Denver architecture in 64-bit ARMv8 form.

However, that is not the long and short of it, far from it.

The leaker also claims that Microsoft has not put its plans for a Surface branded notebook on hold for the time being at least, as it wants to focus on tablet devices right now.

Obviously, nothing from the technology titan on this chitchat. But it is reasonable to expect Redmond exploring several other form factors now that it has got a bit of a brand thing going with Surface.

  • Dominico-James Black Eagle Hod

    Surface mini, surface laptop / hybrid, surface aio

  • Dominico-James Black Eagle Hod

    Microsoft should make the Surface brand geared toward business. The Lumia brand should be geared toward consumers. Phone to laptop / desktop

    • Onuora Amobi

      Not a bad idea.

      Hadn’t really thought of that one…

  • Ray C

    They need a Surface notebook or netbook that complete blows Chromebook out of the water

    • Dominico-James Black Eagle Hod

      Your right. A low end rig and a high end rig.