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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



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RE: Large Stock
By ATrigo on 2/11/2013 7:06:10 PM , Rating: 2
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We have since moved into a world where it is far more convenient to have everything just work. Your average person doesn't want to kludge around with installing PC software, updating drivers and dealing with scaling modes.


Yeah right, because jailbreaking to have access to the real features is "It Just Works".


RE: Large Stock
By Manch on 2/12/2013 10:17:10 AM , Rating: 2
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We have since moved into a world where it is far more convenient to have everything just work.


That part had me rolling. I don't know what world Nortel came from, but that's always been the case here on Earth.


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