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

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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  • Display 10.6" 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 1 megapixel
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB

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10 Comments

1. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

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

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

10. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

3. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

quality is better than quantity

4. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

if the price is right i guess

5. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

I dont care about quantity i want price

6. jove39

Posts: 2140; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

7. Tips_y

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 19, 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.

8. darthinvader

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

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

9. joseph98

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 03, 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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