Microsoft Killed The Surface Mini. For Real This Time.

Yep, Microsoft Killed the Surface Mini. For Real.

In an earnings report released today, Microsoft confirmed what many of us had already accepted into our hearts: The Surface Mini is dead. Vale, Surface Mini.

Under the headline "Computing and Gaming Hardware," the company's lengthy report confirms the kill in one toss-away sentence: "Current year cost of revenue included Surface inventory adjustments resulting from our transition to newer generation devices and a decision to not ship a new form factor."

Microsoft pulled the elusive Surface Mini, a 7-inch alternative to the hybrid Surface line, from the NYC Surface Pro 3 event in May. Its sudden departure was puzzling, though the Mini would have been entering an already hostile market.

Almost a month later, the little tab made several appearances in the Surface Pro 3 users guide, giving some hope that the Mini might come to pass. It seems Microsoft, channeling its inner Gandalf, will allow no such thing. [TechCrunch]

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