Microsoft Launches Surface 3, Kills The Mini

by Ed Tsunoda on May 21, 2014

Yesterdays big Microsoft announcement morphed from being all about the Microsoft Mini a month ago, to maybe including a Surface 3 announcement, to turning out to ONLY be a Surface 3 announcement. What happened to the mini?

They “decided that the product in development wasn’t different enough from rivals and probably wouldn’t be a hit,” Bloomberg said, citing a person knowledgeable of the decision.

Bloomberg added that engineers had been working on the device and had planned to release it.
O’Donnell said it wasn’t a good fit for Microsoft’s emphasis on business. “They focused a lot on business [on Tuesday]. And PCs are what business people are still using,” he said. “[The Surface Pro 3] is the best hardware I’ve seen for a 2-in-1 [laptop-tablet hybrid].

Source: C-Net

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