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[SF Chronicle] MS Cuts Surface Orders in Half

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Microsoft's decision to do its own hardware with the Surface tablet is not working out, according to a story at Taiwanese site DigiTimes.
It cut its order of Surface tablets for the year to two million units, down from four million, according to supply chain sources speaking with DigiTimes.

http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/DIGITIMES-Microsoft-Cut-Surface-Tablet-Orders-In-4077447.php
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Because the design is nice but not so much the components used. Reports of bad battery life and laggy apps...
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Originally Posted by flamingoyster View Post

Because the design is nice but not so much the components used. Reports of bad battery life and laggy apps...
The battery life is top notch.
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Battery life has been great after the first set of updates. Build quality is outstanding as well.
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Me thinks its the price, and the fact that nobody wants limited Windows RT. The Pro should be around 6-700. then they would be killing it. They need to take a hit in the pocket to open the market for themselves. Stupid Microsoft, Tricks are for Apple... er Kids.....


Edit: also, when paying this much for a tablet, nobody wants to be nickel and dimed for the attachable keyboard. Should be included
 
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Really. They expected 4 Million units to be sold? If it was $300 maybe but @ $500+ good luck.
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post #7 of 35
Yeah battery life is actually brilliant. There are so many conflicting reports at the moment it's hard to get a picture of what's actually going on.
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post #8 of 35
Hm, I thought I saw more than one review reporting battery life significantly below that of the ipad's. What numbers are actually being reported for battery life now?
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If it was available worldwide it would help! Limiting it to eight country's was a stupid idea.
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Originally Posted by W4nderer View Post

The battery life is top notch.
Yep, this thing is amazing with battery life, and the design is amazing. I've also haven't had any performance issues as yet.
    
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