Microsoft Surface Sales Not Expected To Top 600,000 This Quarter
Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:58 AM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:11 AM
Office applications on a Surface? The form factor itself prevents it from becoming any kind of serious competitor for office applications. Maybe as a secondary or auxiliary computer, but certainly not one's main computer. Thus, the commercials are correct for the marketplace being targeted.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:26 AM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:46 AM
This. Same problem with the Windows 8 ads. A guy jumping into a pool with his guitar is not going to convince me to 'upgrade' a perfectly good OS.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:54 AM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:23 AM
It's not a good tablet or laptop and I found it very awkward to use for anything other than watching Netflix videos.
Second I think it is a very bad idea to market the Surface the way MS has.
Every non techie friend I have does not understand there is a difference between Windows 8 the OS and MS Surface.
A very common statement I hear is I guess my next computer will be a Mac.
Fortunately MS still has tons of cash to burn and can handle waiting out the general public to get it.
Just my two cents.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:25 AM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:55 AM
But people want a tablet. A tablet that doesn't require a keyboard. So these Ads, while cute, aren't helping. They show nothing of how the tablet works. They show no features. They show usage models, I.e. people using them. They show no software (other than a very quick glimpse).
They give absolutely no reason for wanting one, other than that the keyboard clicks on, and that maybe you can dance with it. But then, Microsoft sucks at marketing. They never needed to do that well before, and it shows.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:00 PM
It's not a high number. There are about 60 stores, including those "pop-up" stores Microsoft opened, plus the website, which can handle far more sales than the stores.
Those sales include the pre-sales, which weren't all that great apparently. TI's is a very disappointing number, if true. And I wouldn't be surprised if it is. Microsoft never announces numbers when they are bad, just when they are good. The fact that they are refusing, point blank, to give out sales number is evidence that they are bad.
And I don't n
Know where you get the idea that Win Phone 8 sales are all that good. Yes, they are selling. But the top of the line 920 had to be dropped to $99 for a 2 year contract to give the sales a push. That's pretty bad as well.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:08 PM
Seriously wrong. I have the Samsung 500t Smart PC (Tablet Form Factor) and it could easily replace the computer at the receptionists desk. Form Factor has no bearing on performance, but the quality of the processor does.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:32 PM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:33 PM
The 920 was always priced at $99 just like the 900 before it. It wasn't dropped for a sales push. That was the Day 1 price.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:35 PM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:36 PM
What is awkward about using it? Please say.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:56 PM
I am curious as well - I have one and love it. Do you use any other type of tablet device?