So far we have heard some positive news about Microsoft Surface sales. But now Digitimes reports that the upstream supply chain of Microsoft’s Surface RT has recently seen the tablet’s orders reduced by half.
Microsoft originally expected to ship four million Surface RT devices by the end of 2012, but has recently reduced the orders by half to only two million units.
Not just Microsoft, Windows RT tablets from other OEMs such as Asustek Computer, Samsung Electronics and Dell are also facing weak consumer demand. Digitimes also speculates that Microsoft may bring Intel based Surface Pro tablet earlier than expected due to weak Surface RT demand.
The sources also pointed out that Surface RT is also unlikely to achieve great performance in the upcoming quarter which may force Microsoft to bring out its Intel-based Surface Pro tablet earlier in December.
The sources also noted that Microsoft may consider reducing its Surface Pro price to attract more consumers; however, such a decision may put the already awkward relationship between the software giant and notebook vendors in an even worse situation.