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Microsoft is said to have sold 400k Surface Pro tablets

According to Bloomberg’s sources Microsoft may have sold over 1,000,000 Surface RT tablets and about 400,000 Surface pro tablets.

Though Microsoft’s Surface RT was first to launch it appears the company’s newer and more expensive Surface Pro is off to a better start in the marketplace. While the former launched in late October and the latter in early February, unofficial reports are showing that the tablets with Windows 8 Pro are selling better than their Windows RT counterparts.

According to unnamed sources speaking to Bloomberg, Microsoft has sold approximately 1.5 million Surface tablets in total. About 400,000 of those sales appear to be credited to the Surface Pro. Factoring in how long each product has been on the market, a crude estimate would suggest that Microsoft is selling around 100,000 more Pro tablets per month than it is RT tablets. However the Surface Pro has only been around for a little over a month so the data could be skewed.

Microsoft’s Surface Pro is currently exclusive to the United States and Canada where its availability has been spotty at best. Late last month the company announced that the Surface Pro will roll out to Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the United Kingdom ‘in the coming months’.


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Alex Storey, 2013-03-15 (Update: 2013-03-16)