Where are TAA-compliant commercial Surfaces made?

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  1. sonichedgehog360

    sonichedgehog360 AKA Hifihedgehog Senior Member

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    I have grown curious about Microsoft's manufacturing capabilities with Surface and was hoping someone might have an answer to this. As we all know, Surfaces (like Apple's iPads and MacBooks) are normally made in China. Most recently, I learned that certain commercial Surfaces are designated as TAA compliant. As explained below, TAA products cannot be made in China. So if these TAA compliant Surfaces are not made in China like other Surfaces, where in the world (literally) are they made?

     
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    sonichedgehog360 AKA Hifihedgehog Senior Member

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    Just got an answer back from Microsoft Surface's support channel:
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Next question: they're more secure, but are they equally reliable? Also: have any even been released already? Asking for a friend.
     
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    sonichedgehog360 AKA Hifihedgehog Senior Member

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    Well, it's made in the USA, but so are horseshoes and hand grenades. ;) If it's anything like the Surface Pro 2 I had that (I believe) was made in the USA, it's probably top-shelf quality.
    I called in about the device-that-must-not-be-named and was told that the backorder date remains November 8th. That has held from what it was about a week or so ago. So today we are looking at a three-week delay from now to shipment. They are telling me they are getting fed this information directly from Microsoft.
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Does the device that must not be named rhyme with furface slaptop floozio?
     
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    Or purpose smack-bop snooze-ee-o? If so, then yes! :D
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Oh great, I had totally missed that it wouldn't ship until at least Nov 8. Good to know, in that case I'll keep treating my X1T3 respectfully for a few more weeks. :thumbsup:
     

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