Windows 10 Version 1909 Hits 15 Percent Usage Share

Posted on January 28, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface, Windows 10 with 13 Comments

But its usage is dwarfed by that of Windows 10 version 1903, which is now in use on over half of all Windows 10 PCs, according to the latest report from AdDuplex. The firm also supplied some up-to-date stats on Surface PC usage.

Windows 10 version 1903 “is now on 53.4 percent of Windows 10 PCs and [version 1909] is on 15.2 percent,” the report notes, adding that “more than 90,000 Windows 10 PCs were surveyed” to acquire this data. The report also adds that this means that the two feature updates released in 2019 are now on over two-thirds of all PCs running Windows 10.

As for the Surface usage data, AdDuplex reports that Surface Go usage has “shot up in the chart” since its last look, back in October 2019. At that time, Surface Go accounted for about 12 percent of all Surface PCs in use; today, that figure is 14.5 percent, and the Go has jumped into third place, usage-wise, after Surface Pro 4 (17.42 percent) and Surface Pro 5 (2017, 14.7 percent).

AdDuplex adds that “Surface Pro 7 is on a familiar upward track of all the ‘classic’ Surface Pro devices, while Laptop 3 and Pro X occupy the niche just above the Studio All-in-Ones.” Surface Pro 7 is currently the 6th-most-often-used Surface PC, with 5 percent usage.

The top 6 Surface PCs are all tablet-type PCs, and 5 of the top 6 are Pro models.

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Comments (13)

13 responses to “Windows 10 Version 1909 Hits 15 Percent Usage Share”

  1. ndelena

    I want to love the Surface Go so badly, and apparently so do many others, but damn that thing is slow. And those bezels are THICC. The Go 2 should follow the Pro X form factor and chipset, just shrunk down a bit. That would be nirvana.

  2. ralfred

    It doesn't really matter if people run 1903 or 1909 - 1909 is a very small update, if you have a fully updated 1903.

  3. ubelhorj

    There hasn't been anything really new or exciting in the last few versions of Windows 10, so I've just let my PC update on its own every month. I checked last week, and it was still on 1803. I had to manually tell it to update to 1809. So far it isn't offering 1903 or 1909.

    My work computer is also still on 1809.

  4. reefer

    I am a little surprised that the Surface product family have survived Nadella´s cloud fixation, a rest from the days when Microsoft wanted to be Apple. Even more so when you realize that Surface just barely breaks even.

    As for Windows 1909, i wouldnt hold my breath for much further growt, the difference between 1903 and 1909 are negligible.

  5. LocalPCGuy

    Is any information available on how many of the Windows 10 versions are LTSB? I find it hard to believe that corporations are replacing older stable versions like 1607, supported for ten years, for the newer ones. Am I looking at this wrong?

  6. TroyTruax

    My company is still on the "don't bother to update unless you're getting a fresh laptop" mode so the laptop that I got in 2016 is still using 1607.