With new 10in Surface tablet, Microsoft hopes it has an 'iPad killer'

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Microsoft is reportedly working a smaller, cheaper alternative to the Surface Pro. Microsoft has been watching carefully and is rumored to be laughing its own low-priced Surface tablet to rival the iPad during the second half of 2018.

Microsoft has since switched to pro-orientated tablets - e.g. the more expensive Surface Pro line.

Microsoft is said to be exploring the possibility of selling the new Surface at $400 (RM1600), roughly half the price it's now asking for the Surface line.

Specs would include USB-C connectivity, a new charging and syncing standard being used by some of the latest smartphones.

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Microsoft has dabbled with more affordable tablets in the past. And it will run Windows 10 Pro. Apple sells several versions of its iPads, including those equipped with just Wi-Fi and those that also offer Wi-Fi and cellular connections that let you access the internet anywhere Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have a signal. Like previous Surface tablets, it will feature an integrated kickstand.

While the new Windows 10 + Qualcomm initiative may have some potential this year, today's news of a Microsoft tablet refresh is a Bloomberg borefest of a rumor. There will be multiple storage configurations, including 64GB and 128GB configurations, as well as LTE options, the report says. According to reports, Microsoft may be willing to sacrifice battery life on the upcoming devices by up to four hours to enable its new lineup of devices to be slimmer and more portable.

Microsoft's always taken a premium approach to its Surface line, showing users what its operating system can do when run on top of the line hardware. It's unclear if Windows 10's "S Mode" will be enabled by default with the tablet, though this makes sense given it's reportedly being positioned as a budget device. In the fiscal year that ended last June, Surface revenue declined 2 percent as the company faced lower volume sales owing to an aging Surface Pro line.

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