backtop


Print 43 comment(s) - last by fteoath64.. on Feb 16 at 10:10 AM

Big sales numbers or simply not enough tablets?

Microsoft launched its Surface Pro tablet over the weekend. The software giant is now boasting that the Surface Pro tablet has sold out at most retail locations. Microsoft no longer shows 128 GB version of the tablet as in stock on its own online store.

Other locations including Best Buy and Staples are also sold out of the tablet. Microsoft, however, does still show that the cheaper 64 GB Surface Pro at its own online store. Selling all available units would usually indicate strong demand, however, it remains unclear exactly how many units Microsoft had available.


Business Insider reports that some posts online indicate that Best Buy and Staples locations had only a few Surface Pro tablets in stock while some locations had no stock at all. Posts to the official Surface blog also indicate that there were few tablets to be had.

One post read, "Tried every outlet that Microsoft released the Surface Pro. Cannot get my hands on the 128 GB version. My local Staples and Best Buy stores ( 2 of each ) had 2 64 GB versions for sale each and ran out by 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. on Feb. 9 and had no 128 GB versions at all. What is wrong with you guys at Microsoft?"

If customers are looking to score a good deal on the less capable Surface RT, Staples is offering a decent deal. Customers can now get the tablet with a $75 discount from Staples using special coupon code 99279.

Sources: Business Insider, Virtual Pants, SlickDeals



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

RE: Large Stock
By inighthawki on 2/11/2013 4:03:15 PM , Rating: 5
quote:
It's competing with the top of the line tablets

You are about as dead wrong as you can get. This device is a device that has the properties of an ultra book, but with the ability to use it in the tablet form factor. It is not a competitor to the ipad, or any other android notebook.

Also, why is having a stylus a bad thing? Additional features are suddenly a downside?


RE: Large Stock
By inighthawki on 2/11/2013 5:43:20 PM , Rating: 2
That should read "Android tablet " not "Android notebook"


RE: Large Stock
By Mint on 2/12/2013 1:43:36 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Also, why is having a stylus a bad thing?
Isn't it obvious?

"If you see a stylus, they blew it" -Jobs


RE: Large Stock
By maugrimtr on 2/12/2013 10:16:20 AM , Rating: 2
Arbitrary Apple limitation as they sought to create a consumption device. A stylus is a fundamental requirement for a device geared for creating stuff. The same with a keyboard. I can type far faster with a real keyboard - I do a LOT of writing (physics and software security) and finger fumbling on an iPad is frustrating at best. Having a built on tablet keyboard is pretty neat contrasted with having to get a third party setup for an iPad (hidden cost in iPad pricing).


"The Space Elevator will be built about 50 years after everyone stops laughing" -- Sir Arthur C. Clarke














botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki