Microsoft reportedly working on desktop Surface PC to challenge Apple’s iMac

“Microsoft reportedly is cooperating with upstream supply chain players to develop an all-in-one (AIO) PC under the Surface brand and will launch the model in the third quarter of 2016 at the earliest, according to industry sources,” Aaron Lee and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes.

“The launch of the Surface AIO PC is believed to have a strong impact on the global AIO PC market,” Lee and Shen report, “which has been diminishing amid declining demand for PC products, commented the sources, noting that Lenovo and Apple are currently the top-two AIO PC vendors globally.

Lee and Shen report, “Global shipments of AIO PCs are expected to drop to 12.6 million units in 2016, down from 14 million shipped a year earlier, according to data compiled by Digitimes Research.”

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MacDailyNews Take: If true, beleaguered Microsoft is even more delusional than even we suspect.

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