Microsoft’s Surface line has had a fantastic year. The restrictions introduced by the pandemic around the world have resulted in an increase in demand for PCs, and the US tech giant has been one of the manufacturers that has increased its revenue.
However, its latest financial figures are surely the most impressive. According to an official press release, in the quarter ending December 2020, Surface revenue increased 3% from the previous year. But most significantly, Microsoft Surface is now a $ 2 billion company.
This growth is due to the launch of three products, with the second generation of Surface Pro X being joined by the Surface Laptop Go and the Surface Duo (only in the US). With the arrival of the Go 2 and Book 3 earlier this year, and older products like the ever popular Pro 7 and Laptop 3, it’s easy to see why the Surface has become the trusted brand of many.
Unfortunately for its rivals, it looks like the Surface will have an even better 2021. Microsoft has already released the professional and student Surface Pro 7+ model, while a new Surface Laptop is expected to arrive soon. Its launch could coincide with the arrival of the Surface Duo, which could reach other markets in February.
The Go or Book lineup is less likely to be updated this year, but the third-generation ARM-based Surface Pro X could.
Then there’s Windows 10X, the Microsoft version of Windows 10 where the web takes precedence. It is likely to make its first in Equipment other manufacturers, but the arrival of the Surface Neo may not be far behind.
It’s impressive to Microsoft that the Surface is only a tiny fraction of the $ 43.1 billion the company has brought in this quarter. Xbox saw its revenue increase by 51%, with the popular Xbox Series X and Series S contributing greatly.
This revenue growth for Surface indicates that Microsoft is doing well. But given that users often use the same PC and laptop for years to come, will the company be able to maintain it through 2021 and beyond? Only time will tell.
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Original article published in Tech Advisor UK.