Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jul 2013 22:12 UTC
Microsoft The Verge, reporting that Microsoft lost almost a billion dollars with Surface RT, in this quarter alone. "At the end of the day, though, it looks like Microsoft just made too many Surface RT tablets - we heard late last year that Microsoft was building three to five million Surface RT tablets in the fourth quarter, and we also heard that Microsoft had only sold about one million of those tablets in March." That's catastrophically bad.
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Cool but not practial
by wocowboy on Fri 19th Jul 2013 08:53 UTC
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Surface RT machines are very cool looking, but that coolness factor only works when the device is used as a tablet. When you attach the keyboard and try to use the thing as a laptop-replacement anywhere but on a flat, solid table/desk-top surface, it is useless. Trying to balance the thing on your lap with the kickstand and flexing keyboard is an exercise in frustration. It just doesn't work. There are those who say that it does work just fine that way, and that's fine if it does for them, but a traditional laptop design is FAR more useful and stable in that situation. There are far cheaper real laptops that do the job much better.

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