Surface Pro 3 possibly teased by Microsoft support site, could debut next week [UPDATED]

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: May 14, 2014

Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Microsoft is slated to hold a “small” Surface event in less than a week, and it’s expected that the Redmond firm will use the gathering to take the wraps off of a mini version of its Surface tablet. If a new Microsoft support document is accurate, though, the company might have something a bit larger up its other sleeve.

It’s been discovered that a Windows 8.1 support document on Microsoft’s official website includes a reference to an update that “adds support to the Surface Pro 3 camera.” Unfortunately, that’s the only mention of the device on the page.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 leak

As The Verge notes, it’s possible that this Surface Pro 3 reference could be a simple typo, especially since the “2” and “3” keys are right next to one another. It’s worth pointing out that a recent CNET article claimed that a new Intel-powered Surface will debut alongside the Surface Mini at next week’s event, though, so there’s also a chance that this mysterious Surface Pro 3 could be the real deal. 

The Surface Pro 2 isn’t exactly old at this point, having debuted in late September 2013, so these rumblings of a refresh are coming a tad earlier than most would expect. As for what Microsoft could do with a new Surface Pro 3, it seems likely that any big changes would be internal, like an updated camera or newer Intel processor.

Do any of you own a Surface tablet? If so, which model do you have?

UPDATE: Microsoft has reached out to us to issue the following statement on the “Surface Pro 3” reference in its support article:

“An earlier version of the KB article included a typo. The KB is in reference to generic H.264 video updates for the Windows ecosystem, as evidenced by the ‘applies to’ section on the page. To avoid any confusion, we’ve updated the KB article to correct the typo and better convey the information as intended.”

Via The Verge, Microsoft