Microsoft shipped 900,000 Surface tablets last quarter

Microsoft shipped 900,000 Surface tablets last quarter
According to new IDC figures, Microsoft shipped just 900,000 Surface tablets in the Q1.

Most of the tablets sold were Surface Pro, which are more powerful (and more expensive) as it appears Microsoft has left its crippled Surface RT to die.

Despite the lackluster quarter, Microsoft managed to take 1.8 percent tablet market share. Apple dominated, with 40 percent share, with Samsung in second at 18 percent share.

When adding in Windows 8 tablets not sold by Microsoft, the numbers jumped to 1.8 million and 3.7 percent share.

As IDC concluded, "Windows-based tablets continue to struggle to gain traction in the market." The research firm notes that Microsoft needs to move to a smaller 8-inch form factor.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 2 May 2013 23:00
tablets Market Share Windows 8 microsoft surface pro
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  • Bozobub

    ...And it's confirmed: No one wants a gimped version of Windows; it completely defeats the entire purpose of having the OS in the 1st place.

    3.5.2013 01:02 #1

  • Jemborg

    One of my nephews claims the Surface is quite good. Weren't the keyboard tops hard to come by at first?

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

    3.5.2013 23:53 #2

  • Bozobub

    The Surface PRO is a decent system, if expensive, but the Surface RT is a piece of crap. Why buy a "Windows" system that can't run any Windows software..?

    4.5.2013 13:07 #3


    I'm still trying to understand what MS is doing! Why the big change? The reason their operating systems have dominated the world is because of myriad of applications that can be used on it's platform. Talk about shooting one's self in the foot!

    7.5.2013 03:12 #4

  • Justoneguy

    Where did they ship them to? Oh, maybe to a tiny atoll in the pacific.

    7.5.2013 07:58 #5

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