Here’s the Latest Windows 10, Surface Usage Data

Posted on May 27, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface, Windows 10 with 14 Comments

With Windows 10 version 2004 set for imminent release, its predecessor saw only minor usage share gains in the past month. And after a months-long absence, we’re finally getting a peek at Surface usage share too.

“[Windows 10 version 1909] added just 3 percent to its market share since last month,” the latest AdDuplex report, which is derived from a survey of almost 90,000 Windows 10 PCs, notes. “Windows 10 [version 1903] is still on close to half of Windows 10 PCs worldwide as May 2020 Update nears mainstream release.”

Last month, Windows 10 version 1909 was installed on about 33.4 percent of all Windows 10 PCs out in the world. This month, it’s grown to 36.4 percent.

As for Surface, this is the first time since January we’ve gotten a peek at this product family’s usage share.

“The last time we looked at Surface device shares was in January. A bunch of new Surface devices came to market since then,” the report explains. “Surface Go is now the second most used Surface. Surface Laptop 3 has moved up the chart as well and is now ahead of Laptop 2. Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3 showed up on the chart this month.”

The top five Surface PCs by usage are Surface Pro 4 (16.55 percent usage), Surface Go (13.8 percent), Surface Pro 5 (2017) (13.17 percent), Surface Pro 3 (10.6 percent), and Surface Pro 7 (10 percent). As for the newest Surface PCs, Surface Go 2 enters the charts in position 15 with 1 percent usage share, and Surface Book 3 barely registers in dead last with 0.18 percent. Predictably, Surface Pro 7 is the best-seller of the late 2019 lineup, with 8.8 percent usage share, good for sixth place. Surface Laptop 3 hit 2.6 percent usage, while Surface Pro X plods along with just .99 percent usage share. (It is notable that Surface Go 2 is already used more than Surface Pro X, I think.)

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