Surface Pro is a hit, and yet, this article is full of negativity without acknowledging its success and tried to hide his trolling with his conclusion. Will need Surface Pro to sell like a hot cake for few more months to put these anti people into submission. http://mobile.theverge.com/2013/2/12/3980222/microsoft-surface-future-hardware-whats-next?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%253A+WinRumors+%2528WinRumors%2529
Windows in general has been selling like hot cakes for the past 20 years. That doesn't mean that there aren't a lot of people who are willing to dismiss it as bloated, crap, buggy or "unusable".
Haters gonna hate.
Unless MS release some actual sales figures, there is no way to know if 'sold-out' equates to hit or lack of stock.Will need Surface Pro to sell like a hot cake for few more months to put these anti people into submission.
I think that the last paragraph of the article, sums up the situation quite reasonably.
This machine is not what the Surface Pro could be, but it's a pointer to what it should be. The problem for MS is that they have a long history of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, and if they allow this opportunity to get away, you can bet others will quickly capitalize.
Even if they did release numbers, what would you define as a "hit"?
1 million units? 500K units? 100K units? 50K units?
I think it's safe to say that no single electronic device with a price tag of $900 or higher has ever sold 1 million+ units over a single week, including anything that comes with a fruit logo on it.
It would be far-fetched to think the Surface Pro has achieved anything remotely close to 1 million units in sales. I would consider even 50K units sold over the past week huge considering the price tag.
Well the original Mac Book Air went off like a rocket but even at almost half the original price I don't think they are selling near as well as when they first came out. That said back in 2011 it seemed to be eating much of Apple's own lunch. If you believe the article they estimate sales of the MBA at 300,000/mo.
One other factor; PC sales we down last quarter. I'd hope that at least some of that was people holding out for the Surface Pro.
Of course like everything said here all of this is purely speculation... I think the proof in the pudding will be to see Surface tablets showing up in the next 6 months/year at Starbucks, business meetings, and sporting events where people think it's cool to use tablets as big cameras. The Zune never reached that type of recognition and I'd have to throw WP7 & 8 under that bus too though I keep looking for the latter and hope to see it prevalent soon.
Sent from my lonely Windows 8 Build 2011 tablet at Starbucks...