We know that not everyone was looking to swipe their credit card the day Surface Pro 3 pre-orders opened; it's a large expense, so we don't blame you. But if you are sitting here having second thoughts about it and want to get your hands on a Pro 3 this Friday, you are not completely out of luck.
When we saw that the Pro 3 ship date was starting to slip on the lower-priced Core i5 model, we reached out to Microsoft to see what inventory would be like on Friday. They told us that, as supplies allow, you can still walk in on Friday, without a pre-order and pick up a device. The full comment is below:
The customer response to Surface Pro 3 during the pre-order period has been great to see. New pre-orders of the 128GB Intel® Core™ i5 SKU of Surface Pro 3 through MicrosoftStore.com will ship to customers in the U.S. and Canada by June 30. Customers who already pre-ordered this SKU and received an email notification of aship date will still receive their orders on . Additionally, customers can still purchase Surface Pro 3 in-person and online at a Surface retail partner on as inventory allows. Commercial customers should continue to speak with their authorized Surface reseller.
We highly recommend that if you are headed out to a store without a pre-order to call ahead as each individual store will have a different allotment of devices. Don't forget too, that both Microsoft Stores and Best Buys will have the device on Friday, so call around - you still have a decent shot at being able to find one.
Still on the fence about the Pro 3? Read our full review here.