Surface profits double for Microsoft as Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 sales increase

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Microsoft's Surface line of 2-in-1 Windows 10 hybrid devices have been doing surprisingly well in the market, moving beyond their hero-device status and becoming real revenue-generators on their own. That trend has continued, according to Microsoft's FY16 Q2 earnings report.

Thanks to the popularity of the company's Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book devices, overall Surface revenue jumped to $1.352 billion from $672 million in FY16 Q1. And, Surface revenues increased a full 29% CC (constant currency) from FY15 Q2, demonstrating that Microsoft continues to make some very popular Windows 10 machines indeed.

Overall, Microsoft's devices revenue was down for the quarter due largely to a 49% decrease in phone revenues, but the Surface line was a real bright spot:

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