Microsoft says Surface Pro 3 is selling faster than previous models
posted by Michael H. / Jul 23, 2014, 10:16 PM
bombed with the first Surface RT), got better with the Surface Pro 2, and has garnered quite a lot of positive buzz (and obviously sales) with the Surface Pro 3.Microsoft Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood didn't give more specific numbers, or even the breakdown in how much of the $409 million is thanks to the Surface Pro 3. But, she did say that, "While it's still early, sales are outpacing earlier versions of Surface Pro." This is definitely good news for Microsoft, although, to be fair, selling better than the first generation Surface tablet wasn't the most difficult of tasks. Still, it is an upward trend for Microsoft, which started slowly with the original Surface Pro (and
It seems like Microsoft is finally hitting its stride as a hardware company, and there are reasons to be optimistic that the next version of Windows will clear up many of the issues users have had. The Windows platform will converge into one OS, apps are becoming universal, and rumors have it that Metro is dying on desktops. It's hard to say what the future holds for Windows Phone, but Windows is certainly making moves in the laptop/tablet hybrid market.
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I want the surface pro 3.......
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 10:33 PM 5
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To be very honest these 3 gadgets I want this year: 1. Moto 360 2. Note 4 3. Surface Pro 3
posted on Jul 24, 2014, 1:28 AM 2
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I have the Surface Pro 3 and it's an excellent device. It replaced my college laptop completely. I still have my G Pad 8.3, but that's totally different. And as many of you probably, I'm not very easy to please with technology, so it's saying something.
posted on Jul 24, 2014, 10:45 AM 2
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i actually just got the Surface Pro (first gen) for a really good deal. i would've liked the Surface Pro 2 but this is sufficient for my needs. i think the Surface Pro 3 would be slightly too big for me.
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 10:58 PM 4
It was a nice tablet. I returned mine though and got an Asus g750jz(about as opposite as you can get lol)... Hopefully people find it useful. I found myself wanting a real keyboard
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 11:07 PM 1
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bluetooth for me in that regard. I got a Lenovo 11.6in tablet and did need a keyboard about 50% of the time. But it does technically come with a real keyboard when you get the keyboard one and not the touch one.
posted on Jul 24, 2014, 7:23 AM 0
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Surface will probably be canceled next year. The tweener tab-book/note-let category Microsoft is aiming for is a small market with a diverse and divergent set of business requirements. This is not a market Satya will continue to want putting resources into, especially when year after year, there are no profits from doing so.
posted on Jul 24, 2014, 12:21 AM 0
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I wholeheartedly disagree. The surface is Microsoft's halo device that brings people into the MS ecosystem. This will not be a loss for Microsoft and Satya has already pointed to the Surface as a window into the future of Microsoft.
posted on Jul 24, 2014, 1:01 AM 3
I'd agree after owning one for close to a month. There is such a limited number of people who this would prove useful too (i found myself yearning for a real keyboard). Post-ivy bridge with laptops getting (in general) very good battery life, thin and light laptops are far more useful imo. Now if manufacturers would stop skimping on battery size, they could create some sub $450 laptops that outlast a macbook air.
posted on Jul 24, 2014, 1:29 AM 0
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thousands of tablets already sold for business is not limited. It does have two keyboard options, touch and real (with real key presses) only difference is it is thinner. Though i do know that the actual keyboard attached to a laptop feels different, i suppose at that point the bluetooth keyboard like the MS Wedge keyboard (one i use got it on great sale) would be much better for needs that need that good solid feel.
posted on Jul 24, 2014, 7:54 AM 1
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The Surface Pro 3 design proved Microsoft could really make a thin first class PC Tablet. When Microsoft surface Pro computers start using the Intel Broadwell CPU's they will be even lighter and have better battery life. Microsoft must however lower the cost of it's Surface Pro computers to grow stronger in the Market place. an atom CPU powered Surface Tablet costing 450 to 500 dollars wouid help Microsoft sell more PC Tablets
posted on Jul 24, 2014, 3:53 AM 1
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