Microsoft Surface Mini exists and looks great, but you can't buy it

Microsoft has officially announced the release of “Volterra Project” the company’s first mini PC based on an ARM processor. The device, also called “Windows 2023 Development Kit” will use a processor Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, flanked by 32 GB of RAM and a storage space of 512 GB in SSD. There will also be several doors, including two USB-A ports, two USB-C ports, and a mini DisplayPort. Those who use the system will be able to connect up to three monitors, including two at 4K resolution with a frequency of 60 Hz. To complete the connectivity options we find Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.1.

The Dev Kit 2023 is powered by a Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, similar to the Microsoft SQ3 chip in the Surface Pro 9 with 5G.
The Dev Kit 2023 is powered by a Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, similar to the Microsoft SQ3 chip in the Surface Pro 9 with 5G.

As for the processor, it is not known how good the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 will be, however, Qualcomm claimed that the CPU performance is “up to 85 percent faster” compared to 8cx Gen 2 which would ensure a performance somewhat close to that of an Intel Core i5 mobile but behind Apple’s M1.

ObAnmportant part of the Microsoft device is the software. The company aims to launch a comprehensive toolchain of native Arm applications for developers. For example, Visual Studio 2022 17.4 runs natively on Arm, as does .NET 7. By the way, previews are always available for Arm versions of Visual C++ and the Windows App SDK.

Microsoft Surface Mini: Prices and availability

Windows Dev Kit 2023 is now available for purchase in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States at the price of $599. 

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Abram left his e-business studies to devote himself to his entrepreneurial projects. In 2017, he created the company Inbound Media and wrote articles about high-tech products for his Chromebookeur site. In 2019, Chromebookeur was renamed Macbound and became a general purchasing advice site. Today, Abram manages the development and growth of Macbound, surrounded by a young and talented team.

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