Easy come easy go! This had been the case with the Microsoft's Surface Pro. Consumers who were eagerly waiting for it's release and hoped to possess the upgraded Intel-powered tablet, were shattered on Saturday, when they found out that the very limited stock of the tablet in both the online and offline stores had run out.
Surface Pro runs on an intel x86 processor, which enables it to run the version of latest Windows 8 Pro and thus all the software and application for Windows ecosystem. The tablet was made available only at a selected retailers and online stores in U.S. and Canada. Everyone was in for a shock as the stores ran out of the 128GB model owing to inadequate supply.
Microsoft assures supply to replenish ASAP
Covering the limited supply of the Tablet Pro, the software giant assured it's customers in a blog post, "Customer response to the launch of Surface Pro has been amazing. 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. Our priority is to ensure that every customer gets their new Surface Pro as soon as possible."
Panos Panay, corporate vice president and Surface head, took to social networking site to clear the air, "We’re excited for the response to Pro. Some are having trouble getting it. Sorry you’re having to wait. We’re working hard to get u Pro ASAP."
The geeks across the web vented out their anger on the "Surface blog" to question the company about when they can get their hands on Surface Pro.
Shortage largely for the 128GB version
The shortage is majorly regarding the 128GB versions of the Tablets as the 64GB is available online and ready to be shipped. But the leading online stores like Best Buy shows "out of stock" for both the versions. At Staples, the 128GB model is out of stock and listed as an "online only" offering.
Microsoft aiming launch in European market
Sure, company could made the Surface Pro available to the hand on customer, and they are now looking forward for the launch in the European market by February 14th. Reportedly, the company is working to fill the backorders, and they should better do it fast as their major competitor, Apple Inc. has launched a 128GB version the iPad just number of days before the launch of Microsoft Surface Pro.