The rumors of a Surface Mini have been floating around for quite some time now, details are still sparse for the time being, but the upcoming device is still said to be on tap for a 2014 release. Some new info has turned up that sheds a bit more light on the slimmed-down tablet.
The 8" Surface Mini will be a "consumption class" device, geared more towards taking in information or dropping a few notes (with supported pen input) rather than pounding through documents on Office. As Microsoft is aiming to make the Mini ideal for taking notes, there may be some new apps on the way as well that would make them more fitting for a smaller device than the current 10-inch Microsoft Surface tablets.
According to reports, production of the Surface Mini is completed, so it could see a release any time now.