Microsoft’s small office hardware costs more than $3,000 per month, new study finds
Posted September 01, 2018 08:20:23A new report from the Center for Responsive Politics (CPR) has found that Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform is actually cheaper than the average desktops and laptops.
The report analyzed a new Microsoft survey that found that, in the U.S., Microsoft’s Surface tablets are the most expensive desktops for office equipment systems, at $3.3 million per month.
The cheapest desktops were also the most widely used in the study, with the Dell Latitude XPS 13 and HP Pavilion Chromebook costing $2,818 and $2.872 per month respectively.
The Surface Pro 3 was also the least expensive desktop, at a mere $1,534 per month for the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Pro 5, respectively.
In a separate study conducted by HP and Dell, the report found that the Dell Chromebooks were the most popular office systems, with a quarter of the desktop computers using the company’s machines.
But, as the Huffington Post reported in 2017, HP’s own “Cloud and Cloud Services” platform, which Microsoft uses for Windows 10, costs less than $2 per month to run.
As we reported last year, Microsoft has a number of Surface products that are more expensive than the Surface RT, including the Surface Studio, Surface Laptop, Surface Book, Surface Pro, and Surface RT.
The Huffington Post also noted that the Surface 10 Pro, which is essentially a new Surface Pro tablet, is $3 more expensive.