#SurfacePro5 #MacBookPro – Surface Pro 5 won’t be a “disappointment” like MacBook Pro 2016 : Surface Pro 5 is in the works – unofficially so far – but it is the Surface Pro 4 that Microsoft is happy about for now considering the impressive bump in sales numbers that the company managed to achieve because of ‘disappointing’ MacBook Pro 2016.
Apple released its MacBook Pro 2016 with much fanfare; however, things were not smooth enough for the flagship MacBook Pro 2016 considering that early adopters complained a lot about GPU glitches and battery life issues. This basically left a dent in sales of Apple’s laptop and instead people jumped ship and bought Surface Pro 4. That’s the claim of Microsoft’s Brian Hall who penned a blog on Windows blog to claim that because of the ‘disappointment of the MacBook Pro’, many users are switching to Microsoft Surface laptops.
Microsoft recently announced that thanks to Surface Pro sales it is having a fantastic holiday season, with November being the best month ever for consumer sales. In the blog Hall revealed that more and more users are switching from MacBook Pro to Surface devices mainly because users – especially professionals – are disappointed by the MacBook Pro. Microsoft claims that their MacBook trade-in program saw the highest numbers ever.
Hall goes on to claim in the blog that there have been multiple reviews wherein authors and device testers have recommended Surface laptops – including Surface Pro 4 – over MacBook laptops. These reviews and the jump in sales numbers has made the Surface team proud and proves that the team at Microsoft is doing their job, Hall says.
Microsoft came up with a Surface Bundle for the holiday season and it was so popular among buyers that it sold out on its first day on Best Buy, and even the response to Surface Hub has ‘far exceeded’ Microsoft’s expectations.