Microsoft Planning to Sell 'a few million' Surface Tabs in 2013

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  1. dgstorm

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    Microsoft has a lofty, yet attainable goal in mind for the Surface Tablet next year. According to CEO Steve Ballmer, they intend to sell "a few million" Microsoft Surface Tablets in 2013. Here's a quote from the ZDNet article,

    What do you guys think? Will they be able to do it?

    Source: ZDNet
     
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    Yes, I think this is a rather broad statement and should be easily met. Android tablets and iPads each hit several million units sold per quarter. To think Surface would not reach a "few million" (say a minimum of 3 million for a few) in a full year seems sort of absurd. Depending on the release date and final details, such as price and stock available, Surface could hit a few million sales in Q4 2012.
     
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    Will be great if they could release it soonest.
     
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    Wont be easy. They are not known for hardware outside of Zune and there are just to much unknowns with this. I personally feel they released info to soon. They should have had the press conference about a month or so before release to keep the buzz strong. As said before, PRICE will be the one deciding factor for most.
     
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    I seriously have my doubts about "a few millions" but I also been wrong before. Only time will tell if their allegations become true fact.
     
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    I definitely agree. Even though I would shell out $1,000 for one of these bad boys, I don't think that the average consumer would.
     
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    I guess that depends on who the "average" customer is. For comparison here is a recent announcement from Fujitsu about it's latest line up of professional series laptops.

    Source:Fujitsu intros the Windows 8-ready Stylistic Q702 hybrid tablet and LifeBook T902 convertible notebook - Notebookcheck.net News


    So the current Surface price would be very comparable to these models targeted at business users. The cheaper the better though.
     
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    IMO this goal will be easily meet.
     

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