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.
Thread beginning with comment 567569
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[9]: Wow
by lucas_maximus on Sat 20th Jul 2013 08:09 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Wow"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

You buy a Microsoft Surface and you don't like it that you can't install something else.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[10]: Wow
by Alfman on Sat 20th Jul 2013 13:00 in reply to "RE[9]: Wow"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

lucas_maximus,

"You buy a Microsoft Surface and you don't like it that you can't install something else."

So what? I bought a Windows 7 laptop, it doesn't mean I want it to restrict me from dual booting something else.

Think about the future when ARM has greater computer marketshare. I don't want my hardware freedoms to be relegated to the x86 platform, that's arbitrary and shortsighted.

Edited 2013-07-20 13:20 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[11]: Wow
by lucas_maximus on Sat 20th Jul 2013 18:34 in reply to "RE[10]: Wow"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

It not like Microsoft have monopoly on the arm devices sold. I could understand the criticism if the situation was reversed.

Reply Parent Score: 3