Microsoft is reportedly planning for the compact version of Surface tablet, which will feature a 7.5in screen according to a report by CNET. This piece of information comes from analyst firms NDP DisplaySearch and IHS iSuppli. The Surface family tablets, including the new Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro, feature 10.6in screen. If the aforementioned rumor turns true then there would be about 3in difference between the current Surface tablets and Surface Mini. Earlier this year, Microsoft updated its developer tools for Windows 8.1 and reportedly included references to 7.5in tablets featuring screen resolution at 1440 x 1080 pixels with a 4.3 aspect ratio. This again hints that the 7.5in Surface Mini could have similar screen resolution. Microsoft is expected to launch the Windows 8.1 Spring 2014 GDR, Windows Phone Blue and the Surface Mini around the same time, in spring next year.