Late on Friday, Microsoft finally put the 128 GB version of the Surface Pro tablet back up for sale on the Microsoft Store website. However, the bad news is that shipments are not scheduled for orders placed today until March 1st.
You might have better luck in getting the $999 version of the Surface Pro by visiting a retail store, but that's up for debate as well. Neowin called a large number of Microsoft Store retail locations and all of them we talked to said they were currently sold out of the 128 GB version. A few days ago, Microsoft's Surface leader Panos Panay indicated that those stores might get new shipments in this weekend, but that apparently did not happen.
All of the stores we called said they were expecting a shipment of the Surface Pro tablets next week, but some of the store employees we talked to were unsure if that might even happen. A couple of the workers in the stores we contacted said they might get in a shipment on Tuesday or Wednesday, but they were unable to say just how many of the tablets they would be receiving.
It's also possible that even if those stores get new units of the 128 GB version, they could all be claimed by people who had previously reserved a tablet. It's best that if you have any plans to go to a Microsoft Store location, you call ahead to find out if they have any of the tablets in stock. The good news? Nearly all of the stores we called said they did have the $899 64 GB Surface Pro available for sale.
Some Best Buy stores might have some 128 GB Surface Pro tablets on their shelves right now. The Best Buy website lets users check for in-store availability of products and a quick scan shows that a few of them do have the 128 GB version available. All in all, it looks like there are very few of the $999 Surface Pro tablets to go around at the moment.
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