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Microsoft Budget Surface Tablet, Supposedly in the Works

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Microsoft was rumored to be working on a more affordable Surface tablet a while ago, and recently the codename “Lex” surfaced.

WalkingCat, a Microsoft tipster, tweeted that the device would be smaller than the existing Surface Pro, which features a 10-inch screen.

It seems it will offer LTE connectivity and USB-C for fast charging and data transfer. Also, the device will run Windows 10 Pro by default and will feature rounded corners, unlike the current rectangular design.

Though it will be about 20% lighter than the model currently on the market, the battery will offer 4 hours less of run time. Apparently, Microsoft is shrinking the battery so they can reduce weight, most likely to bring it in line with the iPads.

The tablet will most likely come with a stylus but there is not any news about that accessory so far.

The model will be priced somewhere around $400 and it might be available for sale sometime later this year.

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