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Microsoft is making 3 to 5 million Surface tablets in Q4 2012

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Microsoft is making 3 to 5 million Surface tablets in Q4 2012
The Microsoft Surface tablet was made to show the best out of the new Windows 8 operating system. It’s designed and made by Microsoft in what is a huge transformation undergoing at the Redmond company making it not just a software maker, and more of an Apple-like company.

Microsoft is taking the Surface seriously - it has ordered 3 to 5 million to its vendors, and all of them are coming in the fourth quarter of 2012.

That puts it on the same scale as the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. Apple in contrast is expecting nearly double that demand, and is ramping up to make 10 million iPad minis for the fourth quarter

Here is how it breaks down, according to the preliminary data that’s leaked out:


The Microsoft Surface has just gotten its first ad, and it’s a fun one. But will it really sell? You have a say in the comments below.

source: The Wall Street Journal via TheVerge

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posted on 16 Oct 2012, 06:20 5

1. eisenbricher (Posts: 970; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Definitely it would sell. Win8 Surface is the future. I always hoped for a full windows exp on tab, finally coming to reality :)

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 06:24

2. ajac09 (Posts: 1344; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


hopefully it says but I dont think it will be. Over priced and windows phone still isnt proving itself.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 11:21 1

10. haseebzahid (Posts: 1803; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


are u writting it wrong or u have no idea about the differnce between Windows8 and Windows-phone8. ignorance rules

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 06:32

3. dickwyn (Posts: 568; Member since: 07 May 2012)


quality is better than quantity

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 06:44

4. pongkie (Posts: 493; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


if the price is right i guess

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:07

5. tigermcm (Posts: 670; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


I dont care about quantity i want price

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:13 1

6. jove39 (Posts: 1249; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Been waiting for long time...please launch it now MS!!!

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:46

7. Tips_y (Posts: 29; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


If priced right, it will sell! I'm looking forward to getting the Surface Pro when it gets released early next year but not if it's priced at $1,000 or more. For this year, I'm getting a Windows Phone 8.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:57 1

8. darthinvader (Posts: 63; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


Surface looks a bit overpriced but I guess good Quality comes with a Good price..

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 08:24 1

9. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)


I have no interest on buying windows rt. I will wait for the Intel based windows 8 slate full functional windows. I think windows rt will be a bad OS. windows phone 8 will do better along with windows 8 slate tablet based on Intel powerfull CPU.

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