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Surface Named Most Popular Windows 8 Device by AdDuplex

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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  • ipwn3r456
    I wonder how many of those people who bought those 32GB tablets will be mad about losing half of the storage...
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  • ... there are others?
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  • esrever
    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
    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
    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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  • ipwn3r456

    I wonder how many of those people who bought those 32GB tablets will be mad about losing half of the storage...

    esrever

    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

    killerclick

    Heh, 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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  • merikafyeah
    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
    Ok, I think someone is trolling us to thumb down all the comments...
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  • 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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  • 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!
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