Orders being taken for 128GB Microsoft Surface Pro; device ships in two to three weeks

Orders being taken for 128GB Microsoft Surface Pro; device ships in two to three weeks
Last Saturday, the Microsoft Surface Pro launched and the 128GB variant quickly sold out. That was followed by the sell out of the 64GB variant. Some have accused Microsoft of rigging the system to guarantee a sellout and by one count, only 20,000 units were sold. Regardless, a tweet sent out by Panos Panay, the GM of the Microsoft Surface line, said that the 128GB model would be re-stocked on Saturday (today) while the 64GB model was replenished during the week.

Microsoft  is now once again accepting orders at its online store for the 128GB version of the tablet ($999). Shipments will go out in two to three weeks. Once inventory is all accounted for, the "Not in stock" sign will go back up. Microsoft also said that Best Buy and Staples will each accept reservations. If there is no inventory at the Best Buy store in your area, the big box retailer will accept reservations only if inventory is coming. If a store does not expect to re-stocked soon, or all of its expected tablets have been reserved, the "Sold Out" sign will go up.

At Staples, the business supply retailer is accepting orders for the 64GB model ($899), but will not take orders for the 128GB unit until the tablet is back on the shelves. Canadian? You can reserve the 64GB Microsoft Surface tablet at Best Buy and at the Future Shop. Microsoft said it would announce when the 128GB model is available again up north.

If this is indeed a manufactured sellout designed to catch a buzz (nothing is in demand more than something that can't be ordered), the good news is that it shouldn't take long to refill the pipeline. On the other hand, if this is a genuine sellout, the gang in Redmond needs to get on the horn with its suppliers and tell them to step up production. The early trend is that the 128GB model is in demand and Microsoft needs to make sure they are taking advantage of this by having enough product in stock. Otherwise, it could turn into a blown opportunity.

source: Slashgear

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

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8 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

MS seems to be doing well at blowing an opportunity. The folks at Apple are sleeping better as a result.

2. nikenturd unregistered

Probably theyre going to re stock another 20k just to give an impression that the demand is massive

3. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Microsoft is competing with other tablet makers that making tablets using Windows 8 OS. Any way only rich and crazy people will be wasting their money on Surface tablet it is a low-end hardware compared to Android tablets.

4. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

can you post some bench mark please

6. Shubham412302

Posts: 592; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

well i5 with Intel hd 4000 graphics will kill any other tablet for sure

5. papss unregistered

Please.. There is no android tablet that is in the same class as this beast. Stop being dumb.. You sound stupid.. my surface pro has shipped finally. I'm hoping to see it by Monday or tuesday

7. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Alan you keep saying they only sold 20k how did you come to this number. Phonearena keeps posting lies. Last week you said iPad was first 128Gb tablet lol so please list source an fact.

8. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

I am buying a new Notebook. Care a lot for my wrist :)

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