Microsoft says Surface Pro 3 is selling faster than previous models

Microsoft says Surface Pro 3 is selling faster than previous models
When Microsoft announced its quarterly earnings yesterday, the company mentioned that the Surface division had brought in $409 million in revenue for the quarter, which was certainly an impressive number. But, it turns out the Surface Pro 3 is doing even better than we first thought, and is already selling at a faster pace than previous Surface Pro devices.

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 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. 

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. 

source: Microsoft via pocketnow

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Surface Pro 3
  • Display 12.0" 2160 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Intel Core i7
  • Storage 512 GB



1. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

I want the surface pro 3.......

8. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

To be very honest these 3 gadgets I want this year: 1. Moto 360 2. Note 4 3. Surface Pro 3

13. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

My top 3 is more like: 1.OnePlus One 2.any smart watch 3.Surface Pro 3

18. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

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.


Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 25, 2014

You're very fun user. 1.surface pro 3 2.surface pro 2 3.and all surface tablet • • • 997.note 4 360 999.oneplus one

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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.

3. Furbal unregistered

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

14. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

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.

4. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

Its a great product. Unfortunately I have a bad track record with Microsoft programs.... And apple products. so getting a new laptop has been a bit tricky this year

5. roigimn

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

surface is another option for the office work than iPad and the design is also good for the experience...recommend...

6. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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.

7. evan5000

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

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.

9. Furbal unregistered

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.

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

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.

10. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

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

11. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

I want one and hope to get it by the fall. I want to take some design classes.

12. Tumaini

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

Great computing machine ever...I depend on it in ma everyday work..

16. Sid91 unregistered

i luv my surface pro 3 got the i5 128Gb along with 128gb microsd, sold my ipad air for it but am still holding on to my macbook air as some tasks are still much easier and comfortable on it.

17. gazmatic

Posts: 808; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

i really really really really really want one... too expensive... keyboard should be INCLUDED

19. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Just bought myself a new HP 15.6" Win 8.1 touchscreen notebook and the more I use it, the more I really wish I had the Pro 3. It's just so expensive though.

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