The Microsoft Surface RT tablet was released back in 2012. It was the first of its kind as far as tablets by Microsoft was concerned and while many had initially lauded Microsoft’s efforts and build quality of their Surface devices, it did not exactly take off the way Microsoft had intended.
Microsoft has since gone on to release newer and better models, but interestingly enough according to the stats released by AdDuplex, it turns out that despite the advances and improvements Microsoft has made over the years, the Surface RT tablet continues to remain the most popular Windows tablet right now.
As you can see in the pie chart above, the Surface RT tablet owns a 9.82% share of the Windows 8 hardware market. This is followed by the Surface 2 tablet which trails very far behind at 2.41%. Microsoft’s latest Surface Pro 3 is currently sitting at 0.92% which is somewhat understandable given that it is still fairly new.
It is interesting that many users are still holding on to the Surface RT model despite there being better models out there, not to mention the use of the ARM chipset also means that there could be an issue with app compatibility and availability, but what do you guys think? Why do you think that the Surface RT continues to reign supreme even after all these years?