It looks like Microsoft was smart to scrap the Surface mini

Discussion in 'Surface Forum Site News' started by dgstorm, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    164
    Trophy Points:
    43
    [​IMG]

    And now we see another good reason for Microsoft to not release the Surface mini tablet. ITWorld reports that Lenovo has already stopped selling its two smaller Windows-based tablets in the United States because there simply isn’t any demand for them. The decision comes to yank the smaller Windows tablets even though both of them — the ThinkPad 8 and the Miix 2 — haven’t even been out for a year.

    That said, there is a bright side here: Lenovo says that it is seeing some strong demand for its larger Windows-based tablets such as the ThinkPad 10 in the United States while also noting that demand for the ThinkPad 8 is strong in markets such as Brazil, China, and Japan.

    Continue Reading @: http://bgr.com/2014/07/18/lenovo-thinkpad-8-sales/
     
    leeshor likes this.
  2. Matt

    Matt Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2012
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    18
    The Lenovo didn't sell because it wasn't very good, nor was it particularly cheap. You need to either have a product that's very good (and offers more than the competition) or be ridiculously good value to succeed in the 8 inch and below market. The iPad mini Retina and the Nexus 7 2013 are very good units to compete against. MS Office on 8 inch screen isn't the lure it is on the larger laptop replacements.
     
    kodos likes this.
  3. kodos

    kodos Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2013
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    8
    My Device:
    SPro3
    Agree with Matt. The Lenovo is just too expensive, and didn't offer a stylus. The Dell Venue 8 Pro on the other hand has hit all of the right buttons for the 8" Windows Tablet market. If Dell actually updates it correctly, they have a real shot at creating the killer "small Windows PC" device.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

surface mini news july 2014