Yesterday, February 9, Microsoft announced the release of the new Surface Pro and, in the same post, shared that the 128GB model had sold out across most of its retail outlets. Microsoft indicated that “customer response to the launch of Surface Pro has been amazing” and they are working to replenish supplies as quickly as possible.
The 64GB model seems to be available at many Best Buy and Staples locations as well as Microsoft retail stores. It is the larger, more expense model that is showing out of stock. Many Microsoft enthusiasts reported there were a limited number of units at their local stores, making it difficult to obtain the higher-end machine.
Before the holidays, Microsoft released the Surface RT, which is only able to run applications from the Windows app store. However, the Surface Pro is a more powerful machine capable of running standard Microsoft Windows applications. The 64GB version of the device is $899, while the 128GB version will run consumers $999. These prices are without the Touch/Type cover, which will cost an additional $130.
Hopefully, Microsoft will be able to ramp up stock before it rolls out the Surface Pro to 13 more countries on February 14. These additional countries include: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
If you were waiting for this newer device, you will need to either get lucky in your search, or wait a little longer as supplies as replenished. Now may be a good time to stop by your local Best Buy or Staples store to try out the device and make sure it will meet your computing needs.