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Microsoft Cuts Surface Orders in Half

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.”

November 30, 2012 7:33 AM