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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Too bad
by kiz01 on Thu 18th Jul 2013 23:05 UTC
kiz01
Member since:
2005-07-06

It's too bad that it hasn't been more popular. I really like mine. Having Word and Excel on a tablet is great - I use it at work all the time. My kids love playing games on it and my Android tablet's been collecting dust since I got it.

Is it the right fit for everybody? No.

Did it get a lot of bad press for not meeting expectations? Yes.

Does it work well for me? Yes.

If they do have a $99 fire sale, I'll be getting at least two more.

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RE: Too bad
by leos on Fri 19th Jul 2013 04:36 in reply to "Too bad"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

My kids love playing games on it and my Android tablet's been collecting dust since I got it.


The draw of office on a tablet I can understand, but this? There are literally tens of thousands of more games for Android than Windows RT. Why would they use your RT tablet instead of an unused Android one?

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