HP Takes Aim At Microsoft Surface Pro 3 With HP Pro x2 612


The HP Pro x2 612 Channel Advantage

HP's biggest trump card in the battle against Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is its tens of thousands of U.S. solution providers and system integrators that can sell the product. HP's Pro x2 612 will be widely available through distributors for solution providers to sell, integrate, service and support. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is still only available from select retailers, Microsoft itself and 10 Microsoft Large Account Resellers. "Microsoft continues to hold Surface hostage," said Majdi "Mike" Daher, CEO of Denali Advanced Integration, Redmond, Wash., No. 91 on CRN's Solution Provider 500 list. "We can't sell it and, if we can't sell it, why would we promote it?"