Bloomberg says Surface Tablets underperformed


No really a surprise but here we go.

In a story out today, Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft’s Surface tablets didn’t do very well at all sales wise since released.

The numbers are slow.

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) has sold about 1.5 million Surface devices, people with knowledge of the company’s sales said, a slow start in its bid to crack the fast-growing tablet market to make up for slumping personal-computer demand.

Microsoft has sold little more than a million of the Surface RT version and about 400,000 Surface Pros since their debuts, according to three people, who asked not to be named because sales haven’t yet been made public.

Apple sold 22 million iPads in Q4 last year (just for contrast).

Not really a surprise due to the fact that the units are too expensive compared to iPads.

I have a review version of the Surface Pro that I will be using for the next few weeks. I like it so far but I don’t know if I $1200 like it.

Not sure why Microsoft didn’t make the Surface Pro $699 and the RT version $299. The story would have been different today.

Read the Bloomberg story here.

Do you have a Surface? What do you think?

Onuora Amobi is the CEO of Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems. In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (

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