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Surface

Microsoft took a huge jump into the hardware space with its Surface tablets, but the company stumbled with a series of odd Surface moves -- from its retail-only sales strategy to the 4-hour battery life for the Surface Pro device. Microsoft recently announced a $900 million charge related to Surface RT "inventory adjustments" and admitted that it overestimated demand for Surface. While the company is readying second-generation versions of its tablets, Surface will be playing catch-up to the likes of Apple and Samsung.

 



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