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Yesterday, Michael Kwan brought us the rumor that Microsoft is resurrecting the Surface Mini, an idea that faded away roughly four years ago. As you could guess from the name of the product, the Surface Mini would be a smaller Surface, similar to what Apple's iPad Mini is to the traditional iPad.

The new Surface would understandably be a lesser version of its bigger predecessors, but a new rumor suggests that it might take a considerable hit in the processer. According to WinFuture, who also wrote about the initial Surface rumors, the new tablets would feature much less powerful chips than the Core i5 and i7 chips used in the current models.

The cheaper version of the new tablet would use an Intel Pentium Silver N5000, while the more expensive option could use either an Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y or Gold 4415Y.

Keep in mind that all of this information has been taken from FCC filings and that Microsoft has yet to even confirm the existence of the new tablets. They definitely exist. FCC Filings are obviously much, much more credible than the average leak, but with Microsoft staying silent on the tablet's very existence, we're certainly not going to get any details confirmed.

So with a big dip in processing, are you still excited for a smaller Surface? We knew they wouldn't be as powerful as their big brothers, but is the price drop enough to justify the expected power differential?

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