Microsoft is expected to launch new models in its Surface family of tablets later this fall. They will likely be successors to the current Surface Pro 3 version. However, a new report claims that Microsoft will not only launch a new tablet that will have a 12-inch display, like the Surface Pro 3, it will also release one that will be even bigger; one with a '13- to 14-inch' display.
The report does come from the rather infamous Taiwan-based Digitimes, which has been highly unreliable on these kinds of rumors in the past. In its latest story, it states:
Microsoft reportedly is planning to develop two next-generation Surface 2-in-1 devices, one coming with a 12-inch display and the other a 13- to 14-inch screen.
Both devices will feature high-end hardware, providing good profits to related component suppliers, the sources said, adding the order visibility for the Surface has already reached the end of the year.
Normally, we bypass any Digitimes report, specifically because they have been wrong so many times. However, noted journalist and Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrott, hinted on his Twitter account that this Digitimes story might actually be correct:
"So they are sometimes right then. /rubs chin knowingly"
Microsoft is also rumored to officially introduce the new Surface tablets at a big hardware press event in New York City in October. As always with these kinds of unconfirmed reports, they should all be taken with a grain of salt and a healthy amount of skepticism.