Surface Business Grows 50% to Nearly $500 Million in Revenue

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Microsoft released its third quarter (Q3) earnings earlier today for fiscal year 2014 (FY14). This is the first quarter under new CEO Satya Nadella. The earnings report contained a number of interesting pieces of information including how the Surface business is doing. Microsoft has been relatively quiet about the Surface business since it had to do a $900 million write-off last year.

Compared to last year Surface revenue is up 50% to $494 million.¬†Microsoft also stated they are seeing an increasing mix of second generation (Surface 2) and Surface Pro 2 devices. It appears Microsoft’s investment into tablet hardware is starting to pay off and the Surface may be another multi-billion dollar business for Microsoft next year.

Surface Xbox Q3

Source: Microsoft



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  • ROLO_ONFIRE

    Great, I love my Surface RT, I wouldn’t want these devices to die.

    • NGM123

      Same, love my Surface. Just wish they’d fix a few minor quibbles then this thing is bomb proof. Saving anything to added SD cards is such a drama, lack of apps for RT and a few others, but over all love my Surface (all 4 of them

      • Orc

        Actually you can incorporate your SD card to your main storage. Its no different then moving your picture map from C to D.

  • GG002

    I’ve never before had or touched a tablet (like my Surface RT) that so much feels like it was made with a heart and soul. Sure, iPads are nicely built, but they don’t feel genuine or like something made to respect. And don’t get me started on Android tablets.

  • NGM123

    How about getting rid of the pox ridden “g” on the start screen photo !

  • Guest

    So they sold 6 rather then 4…oh boy let’s celebrate :(

    • Orc

      If they sold 6 Surface devices for $500 million. They should be really happy. That’s a premium device.

      • hushv

        lol :)