Featured Articles

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

We wanted to learn a bit more about Qualcomm's plans for wearables and it turns out that the company believes its…

More...
Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

We had a chance to talk to Michelle Leyden-Li, Senior Director of Marketing, QCT at Qualcomm and get an update on…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 07:07

Microsoft Surface sales are terrible

Written by Peter Scott

Act surprised please

Earlier this month Microsoft took a huge $900 million write-down on Surface RT inventory and a couple of days ago CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed what we all knew – Microsoft simply built way too many Surface tablets.

It gets worse, much worse.

In its annual report to the US Securities and Exchange commission Microsoft reported total surface revenue for fiscal 2013 of just $853 million, reports The Register. Redmond’s fiscal year ended June 30.

That practically means it ended the year with more tablets in inventory than it managed to sell. Furthermore the $853 million includes sales of the Surface Pro. We can only guesstimate the actual unit sales, but given the Surface RT and Pro pricing, it turns out we are looking at less than three million units.

The Surface RT is a lemon, we all knew it and now it is official.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments