Surface Pro 5 wait is getting unbearable for many who have been eyeing to buy the Surface Pro 4 successor, but it turns out that launch delays are helping sales of Surface Pro 4 as well as Surface Pro 5 alternatives.
Consider the case of Surface Pro 4. The current generation flagship two-in-one from Microsoft has been witnessing some of its best months since November last year with sales sky rocketing to levels that Surface Pro family hadn’t ever witnessed. The impressive price cuts on Surface Pro 4 has lured a number of Surface Pro 5 would be buyers because of which sales momentum of Surface Pro 4 has continued even after the 2016 holiday season.
Samsung recently launched Galaxy Book 12 featuring S Pen and Keyboard Case. The two-in-one has a price that isn’t very high – $1299 – and comes with a number of different RAM and storage options based on the needs of consumers. Samsung is eyeing enterprise customers; however, it could turn out that Microsoft’s silence about Surface Pro 5 could push customers to Galaxy Book 12.
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S is not so awesome as the Surface Pro 4, but considering its price of $849, it is an option that many are now reverting to as well. Lenovo MiiX 510 with Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB RAM and 128 GB storage is also gaining traction despite the low specifications.
Discounts on Surface Pro 4 are reaching points that were only seen during Christmas 2016. Combine that with reports that Surface Pro 5 is nothing but an incremental update of Surface Pro 4, customers haven’t got too compelling a reason to wait for the Surface Pro 5 and that too at full price when they can go for a slightly less powerful Surface Pro 4 at 30 per cent discount.