Microsoft is selling out of Surfaces, backorders starting to pile up ahead of retail launch

Microsoft's Surface 2 line of tablets went up for pre-order a few days ago and Neowin is hearing that the tablets are moving faster than Microsoft can produce them. The tablets, which introduce a number of new features including new internals, more storage options and an updated kick-stand, are quickly selling out, according to our sources.

Neowin has heard from several internal sources that the Surface 2 64GB, Surface Pro 2 256GB, Surface Pro 2 512GB, the Type cover in Purple and Black, and the Touch cover, are all backordered. We have also heard that the new Arc Mouse is out of stock as well. 

This is clearly great news for Microsoft as they experienced slow sales with the first iteration of the Surface. If this information pans out and Microsoft truly did sell through its entire initial stock, the first wave of Surface 2 devices appear to be spoken for which will certainly help boost moral in Redmond and Microsoft's bottom line.

We have reached out to Microsoft for comment but have not heard back at this time.

[Update] While we have yet to hear back from Microsoft, they are starting to show 'Out of Stock' for the models we mentioned above.

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