Microsoft to end production on the Surface 3 by late 2016

Microsoft plans to stop manufacturing its entry-level Surface 3 tablet by year’s end, the company announced today. The Surface 3 first launched back in May of 2015 as a more affordable 2-in-1 designed to attract students and those who might have gravitated more toward an iPad instead of a full-blown laptop. Quite a few sites dedicated to Microsoft and Windows news noticed of late that stock for the device has been running low, and ZDNet confirmed the company would be winding down production over the next six months.

“Since launching Surface 3 over a year ago, we have seen strong demand and satisfaction amongst our customers,” Microsoft said in a statement. “Inventory is now limited and by the end of December 2016, we will no longer…

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