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    Microsoft Cuts Surface Orders in Half

    The new Microsoft Surface tablet  on display following  a press conference at Pier 57 to officially launch Windows 8  and the tablet in New York on October 25, 2012.  Microsoft took a big step into mobile Thursday, unveiling a revamped version of its flagship Windows system and a offering a closer look at Surface, its entry into the hot tablet market. The new Windows 8 operating system and tablet to go on sale Friday mark a new offensive for the US tech giant seeking to keep pace with Apple and Google amid a dramatic shift away from PCs to mobile devices. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Sources said on Thursday that Microsoft will cut its order of Surface tablets from four million units to two million units this year, due to weak demand. Other, PC companies have seen a very weak demand for Windows 8 tablets. Windows radically redesigned its operating software to compete with Apple’s iPad and Amazon’s Kindle Fire. This holiday season large numbers of people are expected to choose tablets over PCs. But the new Surface may not be working out as well as Microsoft hoped. Asus CFO David Chang summed it up neatly, saying, “Demand for Windows 8 is not that great right now.”

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