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Microsoft Surface sales jump 21 percent

Microsoft's Surface hardware is continuing to gain market traction. (Source: Microsoft)
Microsoft's Surface hardware is continuing to gain market traction. (Source: Microsoft)
Microsoft’s Surface sales are up 21 percent in strong signs that its bet on hardware is starting to pay off. It is now the seventh quarter in a row that its Surface sales have topped US$1 billion.
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Microsoft has posted its Q3 results for its 2019 financial year and they make for impressive reading. Total revenue for the quarter was US$30.6 billion for the months of January, February and March combined representing a 14 percent increase year-over-year. Its cloud business continues to be a backbone of its business with revenue of US$9.6 billion while Windows OEM revenue jumped 9 percent and Xbox hardware and services up 5 percent.

Although not its biggest bread winner by some margin, Microsoft's Surface hardware sales were up 21 percent compared to the same time last year. The entire range is strong across the board and this was reflected in sales topping US$1.3 billion. It is now the seventh quarter in a row where its Surface hardware sales have topped US$1 billion with aggressive pricing strategies including flash discounting helping to boost unit sales. It is now one of the top 5 PC hardware vendors in the US.

The Surface Pro 6 line is its most popular, offering a good combination of performance, battery life and portability. With Intel’s ninth-generation silicon just announced, we can expect the Surface Pro 7 to emerge in the next quarter or two. With any luck, Microsoft might also continuing to expand the availability of USB-C across its lineup with the port currently on available on the Surface Go.

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1258 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-04-25 (Update: 2019-04-25)