A lot of interesting information came in after Microsoft announced its fourth fiscal quarter earnings. It all but confirmed that the Surface Mini launch was yanked at the last time, confirming all of the suspicions we had about it. The company’s CFO also touched upon the Surface Pro 3’s performance, claiming that sales of Microsoft’s new tablet are outperforming that of its predecessors.
During Microsoft’s fourth fiscal quarter earnings conference call its Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood said that even though its still early, the company can say that Surface Pro 3’s sales are outpacing earlier versions of the Surface Pro tablet. Unfortunately Hood didn’t provide any specific sales figures.
Overall revenue driven by Surface tablets in this quarter was $409 million, driven chiefly by Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets, as compared to the $500 million revenue in the previous sequential quarter.
Surface Pro 3 brought a revamp for Microsoft’s tablet lineup. Its quite different from its predecessors since it has a larger 12-inch display but is even thinner and lighter. One of the ways Microsoft markets it is by saying that the Surface Pro 3 is “lighter and faster than a MacBook Air.” Surely its the company’s intention to steal some customers away from the notebook market, and the Surface Pro 3 tablet just might help it achieve that goal.