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Surface Named Most Popular Windows 8 Device by AdDuplex

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Tablet boasts 11 percent share of the market.

According to advertisement-based statistics, Microsoft's Surface RT tablet is the most popular device powered by Windows 8.

"Surface is already the most popular single device running Windows 8/RT with 11 percent of the overall 'market,'" said AdDuplex, a Windows ad-serving business.

Although specific sale figures for Microsoft's tablet have yet to be unveiled, analysts have suggested that sales at Microsoft stores were strong during the product's launch. Pre-orders also showed signs of promise with the $499 model selling out shortly after pre-sales commenced, which was followed by all variants of Surface selling out.

The Hewlett-Packard Pavilion g6 laptop came in at second place in the list with 2 percent. That said, other HP laptop models registered for five percent of the most popular Windows 8 devices. HP was the largest brand relating to Windows 8/RT devices with 17 percent. Microsoft followed in second place with 11 percent, while Dell was third with 10 percent and Acer fourth with 9 percent.

As for Windows Phone devices, Nokia's Lumia 710 claimed the number one spot with 22 percent, while other Lumia phones, such as the Lumia 800, attributed for a considerable proportion of the remaining share. Elsewhere, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.10 operating system boasted a 96 percent share, while the just-launched Windows Phone 8 settled for four percent.

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    merikafyeah , November 16, 2012 2:29 AM
    You can actually install Windows 8 Pro (NOT RT) on tablets originally designed for Windows 7, like the Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate. The Series 7 is spec'd almost exactly like the Surface Pro will be (Core i5, 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM, USB, microSD, etc) so if the price of the Series 7 Slate is any indication, the Surface Pro will almost certainly be well over $1000, which is a shame since I was really looking forward to getting one. Really hoping Microsoft proves me wrong, especially since the Series 7 Slate doesn't even come with a tactile keyboard, which by itself is already $130.

    Video of Series 7 Slate with Windows 8 Pro RTM (vs iPad 3) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTCBIKp3A5s
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    Anonymous , November 16, 2012 1:42 AM
    ... there are others?
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    esrever , November 16, 2012 1:42 AM
    when someone quotes spam, I have to facepalm...

    Anyways I would be much more interested in the surface if it came with a more powerful SOC because the tegra 3 is in every cheap tablet you can find and I find it to be completely over hyped.
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    killerclick , November 16, 2012 2:01 AM
    edogawaEleven percent of the overall market? That's not to bad considering it's their first real push into the tablet market in such little time.Given time to improve upon the surface I bet they will eventually be real competition in the market; I'm sure I'll eventually get one.


    Heh, no... they meant Surfaces are 11% of Windows 8 devices out there. I doubt Surface has 2% of the tablet market yet.
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    joytech22 , November 16, 2012 2:26 AM
    edogawaEleven percent of the overall market? That's not to bad considering it's their first real push into the tablet market in such little time.Given time to improve upon the surface I bet they will eventually be real competition in the market; I'm sure I'll eventually get one.


    I think the 11% share was not an overall market share but instead a share comparison amongst Windows 8 devices.

    Anyway who's the butthole who keeps thumbing everybody down? lol
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    merikafyeah , November 16, 2012 2:29 AM
    You can actually install Windows 8 Pro (NOT RT) on tablets originally designed for Windows 7, like the Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate. The Series 7 is spec'd almost exactly like the Surface Pro will be (Core i5, 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM, USB, microSD, etc) so if the price of the Series 7 Slate is any indication, the Surface Pro will almost certainly be well over $1000, which is a shame since I was really looking forward to getting one. Really hoping Microsoft proves me wrong, especially since the Series 7 Slate doesn't even come with a tactile keyboard, which by itself is already $130.

    Video of Series 7 Slate with Windows 8 Pro RTM (vs iPad 3) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTCBIKp3A5s
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    ipwn3r456 , November 16, 2012 2:30 AM
    Ok, I think someone is trolling us to thumb down all the comments...
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    thecolorblue , November 16, 2012 5:47 AM
    joytech22I think the 11% share was not an overall market share but instead a share comparison amongst Windows 8 devices.Anyway who's the butthole who keeps thumbing everybody down? lol

    its a paid service...
    part of microsoft's 1.5 billion dollar marketing campaign...

    this activity would be the PR public perception bit
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    thecolorblue , November 16, 2012 5:47 AM
    UpVotedSoftwareBloatedipwn3r456I wonder how many of those people who bought those 32GB tablets will be mad about losing half of the storage...esreverwhen someone quotes spam, I have to facepalm...Anyways I would be much more interested in the surface if it came with a more powerful SOC because the tegra 3 is in every cheap tablet you can find and I find it to be killerclickHeh, no... they meant Surfaces are 11% of Windows 8 devices out there. I doubt Surface has 2% of the tablet market yet.AdDuplex. I sell M$ paid damage controll!

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    thecolorblue , November 16, 2012 5:48 AM
    ipwn3r456I wonder how many of those people who bought those 32GB tablets will be mad about losing half of the storage...

    seriously
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    ojas , November 16, 2012 7:59 AM
    ipwn3r456Ok, I think someone is trolling us to thumb down all the comments...

    Yeah... kind of funny actually :lol: 
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    freggo , November 16, 2012 11:25 AM
    It's a bit of a meaningless statistic by itself.
    11% of exactly what market size. How many hard units ?
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    Anonymous , November 16, 2012 12:06 PM
    LoveThoseTunes

    Surface, Its the Tab with the cracked keyboard, But there's more! Its the Tab with the software bloat, behind the M$ app store Moat! If you write apps! You'll have to pay, 30% to play, on the Surface!
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    Anonymous , November 16, 2012 12:10 PM
    MoreOfLess

    11 percent of .01 percent is not very much %, that is like saying 11% of this grain of sand is a great amount of this little grain of sand, as opposed to last week, when we had less of hardly anything at all!

    Less of more of not so much!
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