128 GB Surface Pro already sold out on US Microsoft Store site

It looks like people who want to get the Surface Pro tablet want as much hard drive space as possible. The Microsoft Store website in the US is now showing that the $999 128 GB version of the Windows 8 Pro tablet is now showing as "out of stock" just hours after it first went on sale.

The Staples.com website is also showing the 128 GB version as "currently out of stock." The Surface Pro listings on Microsoftstore.com and Staples.com still shows the $899 64 GB version as being available. The Canadian Microsoft Store site still shows both versions on sale. The Best Buy website shows both versions of the Surface Pro as being available, but not for online shipments; there's still the option of ordering the tablets online and then going to your local Best Buy store to pick them up, again if they have them available.

Microsoft has not commented on how many units of the Surface Pro tablet it made available for the initial shipment. Unlike the launch of the Surface RT product, Microsoft did not offer pre-orders of the Surface Pro ahead of today's launch. That might indicate that the company kept units numbers down to ensure that they had enough to meet demand. Obviously, they didn't anticipate the more expensive version of the tablet would be more popular.

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Sure, but if we're going to get technical... backup/remove the Recovery Partition, schedule device backups to SkyDrive or other cloud services, and try not to overly fragment the filesystem by installing/removing/reinstalling all varieties of applications for just-in-case scenarios.

The average consumer and even a serious amount of power-users would only install maybe 12-15GB of apps, then stream music/videos. The remainder (let's say 5GB) is for personal media and documents... and all of those would get auto-backed up into the SkyDrive cloud.

Only developers who travel a lot AND try to show off their new PC would need more storage than that... As well as media-hounds who insist on keeping their entire digital library on their 1 PC device (which doesn't make sense... use a portable USB 3.0 1TB drive for that, anyway).

That's plenty though. I got 64Gb version, installed Adobe CS6, Office 365 and maybe 10 other small apps. Still have 15GBs free. I think microSD is great for music, videos and all other files.

I wonder what logic dictated that someone would be willing to spend $900 but not $1000 on this thing...seriously why bother with 64GB at all. I bought a Nexus 10 16GB for my GF and use a dongle for External memory, without that, it would be almost useless for what she wants to do with it. I wish ALL these manufactures would be just a little less greedy and put a god damned SD expansion card in them. Another missed opportunity by Microsoft.

Not sure if I read this " I wish ALL these manufactures would be just a little less greedy and put a god damned SD expansion card in them. Another missed opportunity by Microsoft." correctly! Both the Surface (RT) and Surface Pro has a microSDXC slot. I have put a 32GB mSD in my RT.

My mistake, that's a big plus then. General statement towards all manufacturers still stands...I don't have "brand" loyalty but glad to see they didn't mimic Apple and Google. If "Pro" were priced just a little better I'd be very interested. Curious to see how it holds up over time, may ultimately become an option for people like me.

Hahaiah said,
My mistake, that's a big plus then. General statement towards all manufacturers still stands...I don't have "brand" loyalty but glad to see they didn't mimic Apple and Google. If "Pro" were priced just a little better I'd be very interested. Curious to see how it holds up over time, may ultimately become an option for people like me.

The Pro is priced well considering it is multiple times the features and speed of a Nexus or iPad that is close to the same price.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001...ws-off-its-inner-ultrabook/

I was able to get mine this morning from the Microsoft store in Kansas City. I had a reservation card though from my many previous visits to the store that reserved my 128 GB version. There was a bit of confusion in the store to people who didn't know they had to reserve them.

But those of us that reserved them seemed to all get them, there was a small line at 9:45 about 5 people in line in front of me with another 7 or so already being helped. Waited about 20 minutes for my turn to get one.

The 128GB was the only one people were buying, there were plenty of 64GB versions.

I'm writing this on my new Surface Pro while Spotify is installing...

Microsoft in Pentagon Mall, VA still has 128GB. I was in line with roughly 50 people this morning, they told everyone who was in line they have enough for everyone. I think some stores got a lot more than others.

Microsoft stores are carrying way more stock. Best buy, staples; only a few- multiplied by x amount of stores... same, same, but different.

volodoscope said,
Microsoft in Pentagon Mall, VA still has 128GB. I was in line with roughly 50 people this morning, they told everyone who was in line they have enough for everyone. I think some stores got a lot more than others.

I believe that's the case with anything though. They probably take things into account like population in the area, how much foot traffic the store gets on average and so on.

My local staples store has only sold 12 pro units not a single person in line. The girl told me they sold over 25 iPads this same morning .

Actually, if Staples sold 12 Surface Pro's in the same period they sold 25 iPads, I'd have to say that's a resounding success for the Surface Pro. And I'm actually surprised, shocked even. I'd be quite happy to hear this story if I was MS.

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MorganX said,
Actually, if Staples sold 12 Surface Pro's in the same period they sold 25 iPads, I'd have to say that's a resounding success for the Surface Pro. And I'm actually surprised, shocked even. I'd be quite happy to hear this story if I was MS.

So I want to think this is great news but as with all past MS products released it's almost definitely due to very limited stock. Sold out is easy if you put 4 in each store. I just want to think they're actually selling well. I want it to succeed but I don't want fluffed numbers and all that jazz.

still want a surface pro? get a Samsung series 7 slate 128gb for $600 used on ebay. same thing without the 1080p display.

Gabe3 said,
still want a surface pro? get a Samsung series 7 slate 128gb for $600 used on ebay. same thing without the 1080p display.

More than just the display in difference...
The speed of the SSD alone would be a good argument for spending the extra money, plus the better screen, plus the faster HD 4000 graphics, etc.

There is also no information on the touch screen/stylus support of features of the Samsung to compare.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001...ws-off-its-inner-ultrabook/

The Samsung is a nice product, don't get me wrong, but there are tradeoffs that might be worth considering....

I am thankful I pre-ordered my 128GB from Best Buy. They did not have it at open but it came in later in the day. It was the only 128GB they received too. Not sure how many 64GB they had, did not ask. The Staples nearby only got a single 64GB in and that was it.

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