Microsoft has halved orders for its own Surface tablets, which have a touch-screen version of Windows 8, amid poor sales
Microsoft’s Surface tablet, an important part of the software multinational’s attempt to bring Windows into the portable computing age, is suffering from lacklustre sales, according to a report citing manufacturing sources.
Orders from the supply chain are said to have been halved, from an estimated 4m units, which Microsoft expected to sell by the end of the year, to 2m units, said Taiwan’s DigiTimes website.
Asus, Samsung and Dell are also experiencing “weak” sales of Windows
Microsoft reveals the price of the “pro” version of its Surface tablet will start at $899 (£560) following “modest sales” of a less powerful version.
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Ahead of the launch of Windows 8 and the Surface tablet, Microsoft’s chief executive says the firm will “obviously” make more hardware.
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