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Microsoft Reportedly Planning Three New Surface Tablets

Acer Unveils TravelMate B113 with Student-friendly $399 Price



Microsoft Reportedly Planning Three New Surface Tablets

Microsoft might be planning as many as three new Surface tablets for release next year. Apparently, these three new Surface tablets include follow ups to Surface RT and Surface Pro, along with a new device called Surface Book.

This information comes from Twitter user @MS_Nerd (protected account), who says that Microsoft could launch all three of these devices as early as next year. Details are pretty slim, but we hear that Surface 2 comes equipped with a 8.6-inch screen and is powered by a Qualcomm processor. Surface Pro 2 can reportedly boast an 11.6-inch display and an AMD Temash processor, while Surface Book is outfitted with a 14.6-inch screen and an Intel Haswell processor, leading some to believe that it could be a convertible notebook/tablet.

Digital Trends points out that the Haswell and Temash chips aren't scheduled to launch until later next year, so these new devices would almost certainly launch in late 2013 if Microsoft is indeed plotting to release them next year. The fact that Microsoft is planning follow ups to Surface RT and Surface Pro is no surprise, but it's important to remember that Surface Pro doesn't even have a solid release date yet just "sometime in January 2013". With that in mind, it's probably a good to remain on the skeptical side with these rumors.

Just as well, Microsoft cut Surface orders in half due to underwhelming demand, so whether or not these projects actually get off the ground could depend on how well Surface Pro does when it's released next year.

Source: SlashGear


Acer Unveils TravelMate B113 with Student-friendly $399 Price

Acer's TravelMate line of notebooks usually skews toward the business set, but its latest model is made for the young and the active - students.

The new TravelMate B113 is an 11.6-incher weighing in at three pounds and measuring one inch thick. Processor options top out a Core i3 Ivy Bridge CPU with 4GB of RAM, and the hard drive offers a max capacity of 500GB. The 11.6-inch display sports a resolution of 1,366 x 768 and isn't touch-enabled not surprising for its $399 price. The B113 is available now at authorized resellers.

Source: Engadget


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