Everyone loves a good surprise, but sadly they are far and few between in the world of computing hardware. Now, software is another thing, but there are just too many variables and dynamics that dictate the direction in hardware.

Just look up how BlackBerry went from a world leader to, well, you get the idea.

Now, in a perfect world, Microsoft would have wanted to unveil the Surface Mini alongside the second generation Surface lineup late last year. That was an event custom made for such a reveal; a complete showing of the full Surface family.

But for one reason or another only the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2 made headlines back then.

And now the technology titan is gearing up for another press event later this month, and word is that the company has more up its sleeve than just a smaller variant of the Surface tablet. Details are totally scarce at the moment, but this could get rather interesting it true.

It is being said that Intel will also be a present at the event, and in a rather large capacity.

This could either mean that the Microsoft might refresh the processors in the Surface Pro 2, with either the Core i3 or Core i7 chips, or maybe even unveil a larger Surface tablet, something in the 12-inch or higher screen range.

Then again, it could be something completely totally different.

Either way, the Surface Mini will probably not be the only announcement at the May 20 event.

Only 13 days, then.

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  • terry10

    HA! The picture got me! Credit where it’s due, Phillip. I look forward to this announcement though because new Intel and Surface could be a great combination.

  • Elaine1

    wow! A lot of possibilities and all of them are good! I personally hope it’s a bigger tablet, but that’s only because I would love them! I would buy a bigger tablet if it’s as good as it can be!

  • John

    My guess is a Surface Pro 2 refresh or a surface laptop or a baytrail based surface. If it is a Surface Pro 2 refresh, I hope it gets rid of the 64GB option, and brings the prices down to match the 11″ MacBook air, and includes a free type cover 2. Also, I think there should be a cheaper core i3 and 64GB version for $699 or $799, and a core i7, 8 or 16 GB RAM, and 1024 GB version for more than $1999.

    • Kelsy Martin

      Really awesome comment! I agree whole-heartedly. Matching 11′ air would be a really nice move to heat up competition.

      • Dominico-James Black Eagle Hod

        Lower prices models. Free touch cover included with every surface rt and type cover with every surface pro. And 11″ and 13″ surface laptops would be amazing. Along with the surface mini.

  • Matthew Laws

    A lot of possibilities with this announcement. I’m guessing you covered most of them. Any of the ones mentioned I would be fine with. Just excited there’s even more news than we were expecting.

  • Ray C

    I’m looking forward to it just like I was looking forward to BUILD 🙂