Microsoft just released the Q4 2016 earning reports for the fiscal year, revealing a significant decline in personal computing by 4%. Windows Phone took the greatest hit, followed by the outdated Xbox consoles. Even though personal computing didn’t see an overall growth, Surface revenue stood on its own two feet with an increase in sales. Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book shot up the 2-in-1 revenue 9%.
Most shouldn’t find Microsoft’s earnings notes surprising, considering over the last year reports have been littered with analytics declaring that 2-in-1 would continue to dominate the PC/tablet market. Even Dell recently made a statement about dropping pure tablet sales for the more flexible 2-in-1 device category.Further reading: 2-in-1, Microsoft, Q4 FY2016, Surface