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Updated: Looks like we’ve got a whopper – it’s the biggest yet, but thinner, lighter and with a more ergonomic setup

What will Microsoft be unveiling at this Tuesday’s press event? That’s been the subject of debate considering conflicting rumors of either bigger or smaller devices. Why not both?

Rumors about devices with a 7- to 8-inch screen designed to more closely compete with Apple’s iPad Mini tablets have been dominating things. However, Windows Phone Central has apparently gotten its hands on some key information about another product that Microsoft’s allegedly going to be revealing Tuesday (for sure). It’s the Surface Pro 3 tablet, an Intel Haswell-based tablet whose size is currently unknown — but could even run with a larger screen size than the 10.6-inch Surface Pro 2, so the rumors go. It’s quite possible though that Microsoft will debut both this and the Surface Mini Tuesday.

As usual there are a few variations in the line, but at the high end the i7-based Surface Pro 3 tablets should both feature 8GB of memory. The more inexpensive version of the two tablets, a $1,549 model, will come with 256GB of storage. And, finally, the ultra-deluxe version of the Surface Pro 3 will sport 512GB of total storage for a whopping $1,949 asking price.

Evidence backing up the rumors include mention of the tablets on Windows support forums as well as the details of new keyboard which wouldn’t be necessary if the device was to be the same time.

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