Microsoft's Surface tablets won't be discontinued, new Pro line confirmed

Microsoft's Surface tablets won't be discontinued, new Pro line confirmed
Earlier today, a report from Taiwan had it that Microsoft would terminate its Surface tablet business, following lower than expected sales. However, that isn’t the case, and, in fact, Microsoft says that the latest Surface, the Pro 3, “is off to a strong start with both individuals and businesses.”

In an article posted over at the official Surface blog, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that the company “is putting its full and sustained support behind the ongoing Surface program.” What’s more, Microsoft confirmed that it’s already planning a next-generation Surface Pro line, which will be compatible with the current Surface Pro 3 accessories (including the docking station and the type covers).

Microsoft also reconfirmed that the Surface Pro 3 is upgradeable to Windows 10 (although, of course, this won’t be out until mid / late 2015). Microsoft remains confident that a Surface Pro can replace laptops, as well as other tablets. According to the Redmond giant, “most businesses are buying Surface when their employees need a laptop and want to avoid having to buy and carry an iPad too.”

So, there you have it: the Surface tablets aren’t riding off into the sunset. Well, at least not the Pro models.

source: Microsoft

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Surface Pro 3
  • Display 12.0 inches
    1440 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 512GB, microSDHC
  • OS Windows 8.1 Pro

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