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128GB Microsoft Surface Pro sells out at Microsoft's U.S. online store

0. phoneArena 09 Feb 2013, 12:37 posted on

Saturday is launch day for the Microsoft Surface Pro, the Wintel version of Microsoft's tablet and the device sold out at Microsoft's online store in the United States just hours after being made available; for the moment, the 64GB version of the tablet remains available to be purchased although the Canadian version of the Microsoft Store still has the 128GB model in stock...

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posted on 09 Feb 2013, 12:45 4

1. androidfurever (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Not bad for a tablet that's running subpar software, excluding the iPad since its not actually a tablet but a toy.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 12:54 28

2. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


It's an amazing tablet compared to the IOS/Android, this tablet destroys both in capabilities because it can run EVERYTHING your desktop can and it is much much more powerful, the i5 powering it is better than anything you will see in android tablets for years and they use solid state drives so everything loads instantly.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 14:42 13

20. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1556; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Yoo buddy Windows 8 has been tested by Professionals who are not Microsoft FANBOYS and they found out that it is actually better than Windows 7 period the problems is too many people are addicted to using the OLD desktop. they wont give the
Modern UI screen a chance!

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 22:27 3

37. cmikeh2 (Posts: 26; Member since: 09 May 2012)


That's not to say it's completely perfect yet. Personally I'm having some sleep problems with my laptop and there are some WiFi issues. But on the whole it's a pretty solid OS.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 22:34 1

38. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4463; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Yeah I'm stuck on the desktop because that actually worked. I wanted to stream a video and then use the hdmi out to send it to my tv. On windows8 they apparently don't allow the hdmi out work on the desktop. No problem, I figured I'd view the video through the Modern UI's web browser. Nothing. Apparently the codecs aren't the same between the desktop and the Modern UI, and with MS disabling hdmi out for the desktop on windows8, it made it useless to watch the video on my tv. This was with an HP Envy laptop bought last November. Ridiculous considering the Envy series is tailored for entertainment.

Wanna know what worked? My old Asus laptop running Vista. VISTA! They're shiny new OS has less functionality than a previous OS that the majority consider the worst out of all iterations of Windows. I knew when I went to get a new laptop I should've gotten one with windows7. They've always said every other version of windows was good (Win 98, XP, & Win7 were good; Win ME, Vista were bad). To me Win 8 continues that tradition. They should try to enhance their mobile devices, not dumb down their desktops to be more like their mobile devices. If the Modern UI doesn't at least have the same or better functionality as the desktop, I consider that a failure.

Just my opinion I know, but consumers are who buy their product and if they're not satisfied they need to rethink what they're doing.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 23:18 1

40. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Win8 is virtually the same as Win7 behind the scenes, except that the new version is slightly faster, and has the metro style touch screen interface. You need to do some research, since it's most likely your own lack of knowledge preventing you from taking full advantage of the OS...

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 18:03

56. jbreault (Posts: 28; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)


lack of knowledge that's funny just making a desktop work like a tablet is not good a idea and a i5 eats up battery life in tablet oh just because some one doesn't like that s**tty metro sexual doesn't make for a lack of knowledge maybe when they comes out with a cpu that has the same power as i5 and needs half the juice then win8 will rock but as for desktop { not } needs more work

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 23:50

51. halcyoncmdr (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)


Not sure what you're doing but I have my TV hooked up to my Win 8 computer via HDMI with no issues sending content over. I watch movies and such on my TV and surround system with no issues at all.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 20:42

50. jsdechavez (Posts: 731; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Agree. Specially in the Enterprise maket. We're still stuck with Windows XP and open source apps. omg.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 03:57 3

42. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


It can't be compared to classic tablets.
It's double the weight, double the thickness, double the price and half the battery life.

Barely usable as a tablet actually.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 20:18

49. bon24x7 (Posts: 206; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


then don't use it.. -_-

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 13:13 3

7. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


Damn dude hittin two camps in one swing.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 14:07 2

17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Equal opportunity insulter. If the BB PlayBook had got any traction, I wonder if he would have managed to insult them as well?

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 23:14

39. androidfurever (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


It's such a flop it doesn't even deserve an android user saying its name.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 16:58 2

24. Veigald (Posts: 290; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


Sub par software? Thought it's running Windows 8?

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 17:16 2

25. androidfurever (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Windows 7 was great, windows 8 took a step backward. Android is a better desktop interface than Windows 8. Not trolling, just pointing out the truth.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 17:31 4

26. semipro1337 (Posts: 89; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


I think your pointer is borked.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 17:51 3

27. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Not at all. I have an Asus Transformer 300 and a Sony Vaio touchscreen laptop, and I prefer the Vaio to the TF300 for literally everything.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 20:49 5

33. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


this is NOT A TABLET it's a REAL PC excluded the DVD drive. I'd prefer the SURFACE PRO 128GB over any other tablets. plus u can't DO LOTS with a Ipad nor Android.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 23:54

52. halcyoncmdr (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)


I think this is what a lot of people are missing. The Surface is a tablet. The Surface Pro is a full fledged touchscreen "laptop/ultrabook" that has a touchscreen and OPTIONAL keyboard. Don't want the keyboard? Don't use it, heck, just don't buy it, or don't attach it. The touchscreen can do everything the keyboard/touchpad would be able to do if you want. IT isn't meant to compete directly with an iPad. It is meant to be the compromise between the tablet (which won't run most apps) and your laptop (which will run just about anything you want).

I had an ASUS Transformer TF101 and I had an MSI Wind 12. Each had their uses, and the Wind did what I needed it to do as far as a laptop is concerned. The transformer had the portability I needed and the space-saving I wanted.

The Surface Pro brings me the perfect mesh of those two things. It isn't perfect for everyone, but for what I would use, it is more than I need, in the package I want, at a Price that is reasonable for its power.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 18:13

57. jbreault (Posts: 28; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)


ya but a iPad or android last for hours not minutes good luck on doing lots with a dead battery on your new surface lol

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 13:05 9

3. airisoverrated (Posts: 31; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Already have an uninformed, unhelpful flame comment. Guess we had a 50/50 shot between an Android or iOS fanboy posting some hate first. For shame...

I'm stuck in NE so no getting mine until tomorrow. At least I know no one else up here could beat me to the store to get one. I'll be making my trip to a store to get a 128GB version tomorrow. I was too slow for online purchase.

Not shocking they sold out of that model quickly online. Initial reports point to a total stock of about a million units for launch, counting both storage sizes. Figure that was split between store stock and online orders for Microsoft, Best Buy, and Staples (all 128GB models sold out on all sites) and it's not shocking that after stocking retail stores a very limited amount was left for online purchase.

Still good news for Microsoft that there is clearly some demand for the Surface pro, but we'll have a better idea of what that actually pans out to once a few months go by and the initial rush passes.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 13:15 4

8. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


you weren't too slow. it was prob. only 8 pieces online. no wonder it sold out.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 20:31 7

32. Penny (Posts: 1653; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Clever. How about I say it was probably 1 billion pieces sold? There, now we're both equally stupid with our unsubstantiated claims.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:31

55. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


nope. 8 pieces make more sense than 1 billion. i guess you really are stupid, and don't drag me to your stupidity.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 13:07 15

4. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Congrats to MS...surface pro is real deal...all other tabs are just toys.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 13:11 3

5. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


I would wait for Haswell i7s with GT3 before buying one of these, I am waiting the complaints of the people that buy this then Intel will announce Tablets powered by Haswell i7s with GT3 later this year and they will complain because haswell will have much better battery and GT3 is equal to a gddr3 gtx 650.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 13:13 2

6. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


congrats, it sells out of 128 or maybe even 8 items

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 13:19 4

10. INF1N1TY (banned) (Posts: 14; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


You must really want to be heard.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:28

54. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


nope, just wanna shut down some stupid people. don't worry, you are also included.

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