New rumors hint at an earlier arrival of the new tablet
Microsoft’s new Surface Pro tablet running Windows 8 Pro was expected in early 2013, but due to poor sales performance of the RT, the company is reportedly planning to launch the new device a bit earlier.Digitimes writes that Microsoft has decided to reduce Surface RT orders by half, as the device isn’t performing very well right now. The company thus wants to produce only 2 million units, compared to the initial 4 million-unit plan.
The same source adds that Microsoft may actually launch the Surface Pro a bit earlier, most likely next month, in a move supposed to help the company attract more buyers.
The Redmond-based technology firm initially planned to release the device in January to give Surface RT a head start, but due to its weak sales, Surface Pro could be here just in time for Christmas.
In addition, Microsoft may also consider a significant price cut for the Pro version, as it struggles to become a much more powerful player on the tablet market.