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LTE Surface 2 coming in 2014, but Microsoft stays mum on a Surface mini

Mark Hachman | Sept. 25, 2013
Painting a Surface tablet as a productivity devices should mean that an entertainment-focused Surface is coming down the pipe, right? Well, one version is -- a Surface with integrated LTE.

According to Martin Reynolds, a vice president and fellow with Gartner, the Surface 2 generation offers several advantages: "High-resolution screens are a big deal; the ability to get more information on a screen. Smaller and lighter is a big deal, and the extra angle on the kickstand makes it more useful under the circumstances."

But will the Surface 2 generation pull Microsoft out of its niche? Doubtful, Reynolds said. "Everybody's in a niche, unless you're called Apple or a white-box manufacturer," he said.


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