Microsoft recently announced to close down production of Microsoft’s affordable Windows tablet, the Surface 3, by December. The company confirmed that the limited inventory of the Surface 3 is left. There were reports that inventory of the Surface 3 and Band 2 is limited in stores in the United States. It has been more than a year since the device was first revealed.
This is confirmed that the Surface 3 will not be produced after December, but it is not known whether the company will offer other new devices in the Surface line, this year or next year. Nothing regarding any new production in the line is made public.
“Since launching Surface 3 over a year ago, we have seen strong demand and satisfaction amongst our customers. Inventory is now limited, and by the end of December 2016, we will no longer manufacture Surface 3 devices”, said Microsoft in an official statement provided by its spokesperson.
Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet reported that some sources said the company postponed the rolling out of Windows ‘Redstone’ 2 till the time early next year. Meanwhile, the company wants to launch a ‘big-bang Surface hardware’ along with the upcoming major release of Windows 10.
Surface 3 offers customers a budget-friendly 2-in-1 Windows tablet. The device is priced at $499. It is an Atom-based tablet that was launched in May 2015. The device runs with Windows 8.1 operating system and can be upgraded to Windows 10.