30 Sep '13, 7am

Digitimes Research: Surface 2 series tablets unlikely to help Microsoft in mobile market

Digitimes Research: Surface 2 series tablets unlikely to help Microsoft in mobile market Jim Hsiao, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Monday 30 September 2013] Microsoft announced its second-generation tablets, the Surface 2 series on September 23 in New York. Their specifications are similar to those of previous market rumors, while the industrial design also showed no surprises, according to Digitimes Research's findings. Although first-generation Surface RTs had brought an US$900 million inventory adjustment charge to the software giant, and most major brand vendors have already quit developing Windows RT-based products, Microsoft is still aggressive pushing its Surface 2 series tablets. As ASPs for Windows on Intel (WoI) tablets have already reached below US$300, The Surface 2 series' US$449 and above price point is rather unfriendly to consumers. The release of Surface 2 al...

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