Microsoft Surface Pro sale was officially launched this weekend in the United States. This high-end version looks like the Surface RT, but with extra features and a higher price. The Surface Pro tablet is available starting at $899 in the United States (64 GB version), with the full version of Windows 8, unlike its little sister Windows RT comes with a lighter operating system.
A little heavier, a little bigger, it was yet more expected by professionals, its main target. Thanks to its fast SSD, its compatibility with the Windows desktop applications, improved storage and much faster processor.
Both the 64 GB and 128 GB versions of the Microsoft Surface Pro tablet are out of stock on the Microsoft online store, just hours after going on sale.
Microsoft did not comment on the number of units sold, this weekend. It confirmed, however, in a note on the official blog, the unavailability of Surface Pro 128 GB on its website: “Surface Windows 8 Pro 64GB is available online or from store shelves at all Microsoft retail stores in the U.S. and Canada, at Staples and Best Buy in the United States, and from Best Buy and Future Shop in Canada…. We’re working with our retail partners who are currently out of stock of the 128GB Surface Pro to replenish supplies as quickly as possible.”
However, it seems that deliveries are responsible for the supply difficulties, plus a slowdown of the entire production. This is confirmed by the return of the 64 GB version, and the promise of Microsoft to cooperate with its partners to accelerate deliveries to the shops.
We also learned that 13 other countries will have the Microsoft Surface Pro tablet on sale on February 14: France, Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Portugal and Spain.
Germany and the United Kingdom will not get it right now.