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Microsoft is working on a cheaper version of the Surface to compete with iPad

Microsoft has decided to compete with Apple and Google in the market of budget devices, where the priority are the iPad and Chromebook. We are talking about the release of a cheaper version of the Surface tablet.

The updated gadget will be equipped with 10-inch display with rounded edges. Instead of a proprietary port to use USB. the Tablet is 20% lighter than “adult” models. Along with this significantly reduced the operating time from a single charge. For performance to meet Intel. Most likely Microsoft will use the system with passive cooling, as in MacBook 12. Microsoft will offer multiple configurations of the tablet with 64 and 128 GB. The operating system will use Windows 10 Pro. Will the gadget support brand stylus, it is unclear.

The device will go on sale before the end of 2018. The base model will sell for $ 400. Now the cheapest version of Surface Pro costs $ 799. Provided that the iPad 2018 costs only $ 329, Microsoft just needs an inexpensive device, so as not to lose market share.

In the past Microsoft has tried to enter the budget hardware market with Surface Pro 3, but the audience took it rather coldly, and his production stopped in 2016. Now it is hoped that the company concluded, and this time will release more appealing to users a device with a full operating system.

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