الخميس، 29 ديسمبر 2016
Microsoft has sold twice as many Surface Studio PCs as expected
Microsoft unveiled the Surface Studio PC at an event in October, and the device started shipping late last month. The Surface Studio is Microsoft"s response to Apple"s iMacs, boasting top specs in the all-in-one form factor. It has a 28-inch touchscreen with with 4,500 x 3,000 resolution, a zero-gravity hinge mechanism, a quad-core Intel Skylake processor, the Nvidia GeForce 980M GPU, 32GB of RAM, a 2TB hybrid disk, and a 2.1 integrated sound system.
With those innards you"d expect it to be expensive, and indeed it is. The Surface Studio starts at $2,999, and you can configure it up to $4,199. Hence, you shouldn"t expect its sales to be in the millions.
That said, a new report coming from “Taiwan-based supply chain makers” claims that Microsoft has actually managed to sell twice as many Surface Studio PCs as expected. While the initial sales projections for the fourth quarter of 2016 were for 15,000 units, demand was much better than that resulting in around 30,00..