Which is the most popular Surface device on Windows 10?

Surface Book And Surface Pro 4 Graphics Problems After Latest Firmware

So what is the most popular Surface device that is currently running on Windows 10? The Surface Pro 3 has been out much longer than the Surface Pro 4 but it was initially released with a earlier version of Windows. The Surface Book received a lot of hype during the initial release but did it sell well, especially compare to the Surface Pro 4?

I honestly expected the Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book to top this chart. But according to AdDuplex, here’s the result:


The Surface Pro 3 and the Surface Pro 4 are placed just about where I expected but the Surface Book appears to be far less popular. Looks like most people are choosing the Surface Pro 4 over the Surface Book. I guess portability and price is more important to most people than a slight increase in the screen size and some performance.

The original article did speculate that this might (partially) be because of the world-wise supply shortage – the Surface Pro 4 became available to most parts of the world from the get go while the Surface Book was only available to few countries. I doubt that alone can explain almost 10-times lower number though.

I expect most Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3 users to have upgraded their Windows to the version 10 by now, so given this chart, I’d say the Surface Pro 4 is doing rather nicely.

And here’s one more slide that might interest you:


No big surprise here, the big five – HP, Dell, Lenovo, ASUS and Acer are leading this chart. But I do expect Microsoft to gain significantly by this time next year when they have the next generation models in production full speed.

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  1. The Surface Pro 3 is the third professional tablet from Microsoft that doubles as an Ultrabook. It was announced May 20 at a press event in New York City. Despite being called the Surface Pro 3, it is not a direct follow-up to the Surface Pro 2. Instead, the Surface Pro 3 is an entirely new model with a larger screen. Microsoft hopes the Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that replaces your laptop.

  2. Frankly, I’m surprised at how high Microsoft is in that last chart.

    Yes, 3% isn’t all that much, but then again Microsoft only has the Surface product line which is a premium product oriented more towards low volume and high margins.

    Though I suppose that Dell in particular is underrepresented because it is oriented towards supplying large business who are usually quite slow to hop on to a new computing system and probably still operating on Windows 7 for the most part.
    I’d imagine that the Surface products have a much higher proportion of devices running Win 10 than average.

  3. Not really surprised on the Surface Book’s position. We live in an age where most people are not willing to pay premium prices for a computer. I would love to see the sell numbers of the i7 or high end i5 Surface Pro 3/4 models. High end computers and what they bring to the table are way beyond your Facebook, twitter, photo slideshow and Netflix computer user. The high end PC is a niche machine for a niche audience…

  4. Interesting numbers. especially the Surface 3 at 21.5%. When the Surface 3 is out of production at the end of this year, what will that 21.5% buy as an upgrade? I would hope to see a follow-up to this model. The share seems to big to just throw away. Or maybe they’ll just buy an iPad.

  5. The Surface Book just doesn’t make sense. If you want a 2-in-1 that’s a Surface Pro. If you want a laptop graphic powerhouse that’s a gaming laptop. The Surface book isn’t as good at either of those roles and its price is too high.

  6. Microsoft Surface Pro 4 offers the power of a laptop in a lightweight, tablet form.

    Designed with a 12.3″ PixelSense™ touchscreen display, powerful 6th generation Intel processors and a battery capable of up to 9 hours of video playback, the Surface Pro 4 is more powerful, quieter, runs cooler, and more efficient than ever before.
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  7. As an owner of a Surface Book and a Surface Pro 3 I can understand the discrepancy in usage. The Surface Book is high end but has limitations. I wanted a Surface Pro 4 but allowed the sales staff of the MS store convince me that the SB with graphics is what I needed. The problems I have are:
    SD card is in the base. If the screen is detached from the base any files on the SD card do not go with you.
    The SD card without a special adapter sticks out of the side of the case and as I have found can be broken. I found an adapter from Amazon that originally was made for the Apple products that allows installing the SD flush with the side.
    The highly praised hinge only allows the screen to recline so far, not enough for me to use at a comfortable angle on the lap.
    And finally, the graphics card didn’t solve my issues as I found out after the exchange period had passed.

    I won’t say never, but from now on if I want a laptop, I go more traditional.

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