It appears that 2015 will be a good year for Microsoft, as it prepares to ship more than 4 million Surface tablets, according to the latest estimations. 2014 only brought 2 million units shipped, but the new Surface 3 slate and the upcoming Surface Pro 4 may be more appealing.
The Surface Pro 3 also keeps its appeal and a successor could mean the older model will get a price reduction. The best case scenario brings us the Surface Pro 4 through an announcement at the BUILD event this month. The most realistic scenario will probably see it launched in the summer like last year’s Pro model, or in October, as the experts in the field say, in order to counter the iPad Pro.
Mass production is slated to start in June and a fall debut will coincide with the Windows 10 release. Microsoft has shipped 12 million Surface tablets since the product line started, but there was an important growth of sales during Q4 2014, by about 24% from the previous year. Total shipments of the Windows based tablet (so far) could go past 15 million units this year, up 30% on year.