$499 Microsoft Surface tablet already in short supply

$499 Microsoft Surface tablet already in short supply
The Windows RT model of the Microsoft Surface tablet was put up for pre-order yesterday, with a retail price of $499 for the base model. And by "base model" we mean a Surface slate by itself with 32GB of storage. For an extra $100 one may have the Touch Cover, which is an accessory that protects the tablet's screen while doubling as a touch-sensitive keyboard, and the $64GB model is priced at $699.

Now, some might consider the price of the Surface tablet quite steep, especially when one may get a third-gen iPad for the same amount of cash, along with that pristine Retina display it sports. However, Microsoft's tablet appears to be selling well – a lot better than you might expect, for that matter, as the base $499 model is now in short supply at the Microsoft Store. The 32GB Microsoft Surface tablet will ship in three weeks, as it is stated on the web page. Those who want one will either have to wait or settle with the more expensive options that are available.

Has Microsoft underestimated the demand for its slate? Perhaps, although the company might be also trying to build up hype around the device by limiting the supply. Either way, the Microsoft Surface tablet is coming in just a few days, and we are already eager to check it out first hand. Are you?

source: Microsoft Store via BGR

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Surface RT
  • Display 10.6" 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 1 megapixel
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB



1. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

$64GB loool

2. lsguntu

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

I will wait for Surface PRO

8. rnk.khch

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

Me too!

3. skyline100

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Windows 8 FTW.

4. Ravail

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

I'll wait for 2nd gen Surface before i buy it..

7. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

im thinking about it too because i want the intel haswel chip but its next year and by that time the app store would be a little more developed

5. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

I'm waiting on the pro and Microsoft can have my money

6. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Lumia 920 this year. Surface Tablet probably RT with Income tax! ;)

9. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

honestly i want one so bad but i knew the base was probably going to be the only one on back order

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I would buy the SURFACE TABLET over a laptop it's less maitence. But waiting till next year to buy a tablet

11. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i want one!

12. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010


13. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

folks although all Microsoft RT tablets including the Microsoft "Surface RT will "only" run Apps that are the Tile style apps found in the store tile app on Windows RT screen. this tablet Comes loaded with a special ARMS version of Microsoft Office that make this Tablet useful to business people, Regular folks, Students, Writers, and ect This version of Offices costs 150 or more if you try to buy it for your desktop or laptop this tablet also has it's dynamite great design that is a hit with a lot of People. Microsoft and developers are working to put lots of apps in the Windows 8 apps store. folks please understand that only the new Windows 8 Tablets can run Desktop or laptop Windows 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7 Programs. the Windows RT tablets are a special new breed of Microsoft tablets that run Windows software on ARMS type CPU's new apps have to be written for them but they will come be patient do not send it back

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