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

128GB Microsoft Surface Pro sells out at Microsoft's U.S. online store
The 128GB version of the Microsoft Surface Pro is already sold out at Microsoft's U.S. online store just a few hours after being launched. This is the version of the Surface tablet that runs Windows 8 and is powered by a dual-core, Intel i5 core processor. Unlike the Microsoft Surface RT tablet, which is powered by an ARM-supported processor, desktop apps can run on the Surface Pro which is more of a mobile business computer. And perhaps the idea that the Microsoft Surface Pro is more suited toward heavy workloads has driven buyers to shell out the rather pricey $999 for the larger 128GB model.

That tablet does not include the Touch Cover with a flat touch QWERTY or the Type Cover with more traditional raised keys. Both covers dock to the tablet and provide protection to the screen. The Touch Cover is $119.99 and the Type cover is $10 more.

If you have your heart set on the 128GB model, the Canadian version of the Microsoft Store is said to still have it in stock. Other sellouts of the model have taken place with the online store belonging to business retailer Staples, and at Best Buy Canada. In the U.S., your best shot at obtaining a 128GB model of the Microsoft Surface Pro might be to check out the physical locations of certain retailers in your area, such as Best Buy or Staples. And if you'd be happy with the 64GB model, you might want to gobble it up online now, because that version is probably on its way to a sellout as well. While Microsoft is said to have had 4 million units of the Microsoft Surface RT ready at launch, only 1 million of the Microsoft Surface Pro slates were said to be shipped in time for Saturday's release of the device.

source: MicrosoftStore (U.S.), WinBeta via TechCrunch

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Surface Pro
  • Display 10.6" 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 1 megapixel
  • Processor Intel Core i5, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB



1. androidfurever

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

2. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

20. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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!

37. cmikeh2

Posts: 26; Member since: May 09, 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.

38. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

40. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 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...

56. jbreault

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 04, 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

51. halcyoncmdr

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 04, 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.

50. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

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

42. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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.

49. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

then don't use it.. -_-

7. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Damn dude hittin two camps in one swing.

17. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

39. androidfurever

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

24. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

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

25. androidfurever

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

26. semipro1337

Posts: 114; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

I think your pointer is borked.

27. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

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.

52. halcyoncmdr

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 04, 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.

57. jbreault

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 04, 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

3. airisoverrated

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 08, 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.

8. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

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

32. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

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

55. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

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

4. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

5. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

6. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

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

10. INF1N1TY

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

You must really want to be heard.

54. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

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

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