Pegatron won't comment if it's making the Surface tablet

One of the many questions that's still being debated about the new Surface tablet from Microsoft is which manufacturing group is actually making the device. So far, Microsoft has not said which manufacturer the company is working with on building the Windows 8/RT based tablet. In an interview with Bloomberg today, Charles Lin, the chief financial officer for the Taipei-based Pegatron, would not comment if his company has anything to do with the Surface.

Lin did have something to say about Microsoft's new tablet plans. He stated:

I think this is the major purpose of them doing a tablet, as it can enhance their ecosystem, to help them promote and get a lot of developers to make apps to share in their store. This kind of device may help them to promote their Win8 solutions and demonstrate the strengths and capabilities of the new Windows 8.

Pegatron was previously a subsidiary of Asus but was spun off into its own separate company in 2010. Lin did say the company is making as many as five different tablet products for both Windows 8 as well as the Android OS. However, he would not state which customers Pegatron is working with on these tablets.

Source: Bloomberg

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gawd, gota read slower... read that as the pentagon wont comment... was going to say why the heck would the DoD make tablets

More surface tablets you say, what about the 7 inch Xbox Surface specs that came out before the announcement yesterday.

Gaffney said,
More surface tablets you say, what about the 7 inch Xbox Surface specs that came out before the announcement yesterday.

Those are being judged as fake

Gaffney said,
More surface tablets you say, what about the 7 inch Xbox Surface specs that came out before the announcement yesterday.

Whether real or fake, judging by the data sheet it's an Xbox peripheral not a tablet computer.

Sraf said,

Those are being judged as fake


I would have also thought the same but the fact is was called Xbox Surface and Microsoft came out with Windows Surface later that day suggests that there might be an Xbox branded surface tablet device that might come with the next xbox console.

GreyWolf said,

Whether real or fake, judging by the data sheet it's an Xbox peripheral not a tablet computer.


A tablet branded Xbox surface that works closely with the Xbox, we aren't anywhere near the launch of the next Xbox. If they do release a Tablet to go along with the next xbox it would probably wouldn't be a fully functional windows 8 tablet to keep costs down and to make it feel more like an Xbox device.

Edited by Gaffney, Jun 19 2012, 7:55pm :