Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Saw Strong Holiday Sales

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During the holiday shopping season, Microsoft saw sales of its Surface line go up almost 25% over the same quarter of the previous year, buoyed by the Surface Pro 3.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

The company revealed today that during Q4 2014, revenue from this line of tablets was $1.1 billion, up from $893 million in the same quarter of 2013.

Microsoft never indicates how many tablets it sells each quarter, only how much revenue came in, and the very wide range in prices for this product line – from $449 to $1449 – means it’s not possible to derive a number of units sold simply by dividing the total by the price of the devices.

The company made it clear which model was its strongest seller — it said that the increase in tablet revenue last quarter was “driven by Surface Pro 3 and accessories”.

Today’s quarterly financial statement also indicated that Microsoft is seeing increasing interest in Office 365 Home and Personal subscriptions, with the total increasing to over 9.2 million, up 30% over the prior quarter.




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