Last night at midnight Microsoft launched the retail availability of their much anticipated Microsoft Surface Pro. It is being offered for purchase through a combination of online and physical stores. The device, along with the previously released Surface RT, is available for purchase at the online and physical store presences of the Microsoft Store, Best Buy and Staples. The Surface Pro is only being offered in the US and Canada at this stage.
A quick check of the online presences of all of those stores shows the Surface Pro, specifically the 128GB model, is in high demand across the board.
Currently the Microsoft Store, Best Buy and Staples all show the 128GB Surface Pro as out of stock with the 64GB model available for online ordering at the Microsoft Store but a 3-5 day wait for delivery of that same model to Best Buy stores and limited stock available through Staples physical stores.
I did a search of physical Best Buy stores for the 128GB Surface Pro model and nothing is in stock within a two hour drive of my location in Jacksonville, Florida.
Microsoft Store shows Surface Pro 128GB model as out of stock online.
Best Buy website shows both 128GB and 64GB models of Surface Pro as out of stock. An updated check as I published this story shows the 64GB model available online now but nothing in stores within a two hour drive of Jacksonville, Florida.
Staples website shows the 128GB model of Surface Pro as sold out.
Not sure if this is a sign of stock levels or demand so I guess we will have to just wait and see what comes of it all.
Did you make it out to get a Surface Pro? What do you think of it so far?