A tech news site recently revealed that a 7.5-inch screen Microsoft tablet is in the works. This will be a lot smaller than the $499 Surface tab that has 10.6-inch screen.
Quoting NPD Display Search, CNET said that the new tablet will not only sport a smaller screen but a cheaper price as well. That means, people who weren’t able to get the Microsoft Surface tab before due to its hefty pricing will be able to buy the rumored 7.5-inch screen tablet from Microsoft. However, NPD reminded the gadget fanatics not to get their hopes up too much yet because the device is not likely to be available soon.
Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD, said that they are still not sure about the panel specs, touch module and the mass production of the upcoming device. But the analyst confirmed that its 7.5-inch screen will feature a 1,400 by 1,050 resolution. In addition, it will come with a pixel density of 233 pixel/inch. If this is true, then the new tablet will definitely have a potential to go head on with the likes of Nexus 7 and the iPad Mini.
Shim speculates though that the production might start in the first quarter of 2014. The company may start producing a significant amount at first to introduce the product to the market and get a full blast in production later, he added.
The NPD analyst explained that shifting to a more affordable product such as the rumored 7.5-inch Microsoft tablet will not be easy because there are many factors that have to be considered. Thus, the announcement and production of the tab may take a long time.
In a separate news from DigiTimes, the site claimed that the upcoming Microsoft tablet may get a screen size of 7 inches up to 9 inches. It further stated that the announcement from the company about their new product may take place in its Build Conference this coming June.