Windows 10: Microsoft stops producing the Windows RT-based Surface 2 Surface


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       28 Jan 2015 #1

    Microsoft stops producing the Windows RT-based Surface 2


    Microsoft has confirmed it is has stopped manufacturing its Surface 2, which for now is the last of its ARM-based hybrid tablets that runs on Windows RT.

    There has been some confusion about the fate of Windows RT in the wake of the release of Windows 10 but there's yet another sign that its OS for ARM devices could be on its way out: Microsoft has stopped making the Surface 2.

    "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," a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement to ZDNet.

    The Surface 2 launched in 2013 to succeed the Surface RT, the first RT-based tablet that Microsoft made and which ultimately cost the company $900m in unsold stock. One of the chief problems the device faced was that legacy Windows applications couldn't run on it, while slow Surface RT sales made it unattractive to developers. The Surface 2 had beefed up specs compared to its predecessor, but third-party app choices remained slim.
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  2.    28 Jan 2015 #2

    There has been talk of RT being used in other kinds of devices (Point of sale, Kiosks, etc..), but the real problem has just been that Intel just keeps making x86 more financially attractive.
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