Microsoft confirms Surface Mini by mistake

Surface Pro 3 unveiling event in New York City

Last month in New York City, when Microsoft launched its Surface Pro 3, we’re also expecting a small version of the tablet as well. But reports indicated that the company decided not to introduce a Surface Mini at the last-minute. And despite all the rumors from reliable sources, Microsoft neither denied or confirmed the device. Forward one month, it’s a difference story, with Surface Pro 3 on the streets the PDF user manual has appeared in the company’s website, which included some clues that refer to a miniature version of the tablet.

On the Surface Pro 3 user manual, under the “Using OneNote with Surface Pen”, Microsoft slips some details about a smaller tablet: “If you want to do more than take a quick handwritten note, unlock Surface Mini.” (However soon after the leak, Microsoft pulled off the Surface Pro 3 user guide.)

Surface Mini leaked info

It would be hard to think, Microsoft making a reference that doesn’t exist on such document, as such we can only assume the information is accurate. When the company will official confirm the existence of a Surface Mini that’s unclear, but the time of which this is happening coincide with words I heard from reliable sources.

But I still have my doubts, did Microsoft mistakenly leak this information or the company purposely got this information out to get us talking? Either way, like many of you, I’m patiently waiting for Surface Mini.

You can still read the Surface Pro 3 user guide with reference of Surface Mini at Scribd.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and