Microsoft Store web site extends ship times for most new Surface tablets

With just a week to go before the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets go on sale on October 22nd, people who pre-order the tablets from the Microsoft Store website will have to wait at least a few days longer than than before they get their hands on the new models.

At the moment, the site is showing that only the $899 64GB Surface Pro 2 will ship for pre-orders on October 21st, the day before the official launch date. The site now shows that both the 32GB and 64GB Surface 2 models, along with the 128GB Surface Pro 2, will ship on October 25th, a few days after the launch date. Previously the 128GB version was shown as "out of stock."

If you want the 256GB or the 512GB Surface Pro 2, the Microsoft Store site shows them both as being in stock, but any pre-orders that are put in now will have to wait until December 15th to see those models ship to their new owners. This would confirm our previous reports that there is a low supply of the tablets ahead of their launch date.

If you want a Type Cover 2 to go along with the new Surface models, you had better like purple because at the moment that's the only version that's available for pre-order on the site. All of the other colors (Cyan, Magenta and Charcoal) are now listed as "out of stock". Pre-ordering the purple version will get it shipped out on October 29th. The new Touch Cover 2 is still available and it will also ship for pre-orders on October 29th.

Source: Microsoft Store | Image via Microsoft

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