It's Still Too Early to Call the Surface a Failure

Although Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) took a $900 million writedown thanks to a price reduction on the Surface RT tablet, it's still too early to call the company's total tablet ambitions a failure. According to Fool contributor Steve Heller, the right time to call Microsoft's tablet's ambitions a success or failure will come down the road after the company has a few more generations of refreshes under its belt. Check out the video below to hear his full thoughts on the subject.

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  • Report this Comment On August 02, 2013, at 5:33 PM, Resphigi wrote:

    I wish I could give credit to the blogger who commented on a different column: " Microsoft will never produce a piece of hardware that doesn't suck unless it goes into the vacuum cleaner business. "

  • Report this Comment On August 02, 2013, at 6:49 PM, melegross wrote:

    I can't agree that it will take several generations. It certainly will take this next generation for us to tell. If that's cheaper, and still doesn't sell decently, not great, but decently, meaning more than a few million a quarter, then it could well be finished.

    But if it sells as these do, then it will be gone for certain. If we see three Modern UI.lion sold a quarter for the next generation, then the third generation will tell us whether it will be around any longer.

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