Microsoft’s Surface 2 tablet has been out for a couple of years now and has since been succeeded by the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, which is why we guess it doesn’t come as a complete shock to find out that Microsoft will no longer be manufacturing the tablet, so if you are still looking for the Surface 2, you will need to try your luck at retailers who might still have some stock left.
In a statement released to The Verge, “We are no longer manufacturing Surface 2; however, those still eager to buy Surface should visit Microsoft Retail Stores, MicrosoftStore.com, third-party retailers and resellers for the latest availability.” Unsurprisingly Microsoft’s decision to discontinue the Surface 2 was so that they could focus on the Surface Pro 3.
The discontinuation of the Surface 2 might also hint at the future (or lack thereof) of the Windows RT platform. With the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft chose to launch it with Windows 8.1 preinstalled and interestingly enough there was no Surface 3 or a Window RT version of the latest Surface tablet, so with Microsoft discontinuing the Surface 2, we have to wonder what the future holds for the Windows RT platform.
Microsoft’s Surface efforts started out somewhat slow and bad, with Microsoft being forced to write-down their initial batch of tablets, but as we can see in the latest reviews of the Surface Pro 3 and the latest earnings from Microsoft, it seems that Microsoft’s Surface lineup is starting to enjoy a fair bit of success.