Washington: Microsoft’s flagship tablets Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 after successive launch now close to selling out.
Microsoft’s next-gen tablets seem to have hit the right note with consumers, as the company has revealed that the devices are fast selling out.
The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 succeed the original Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets, respectively.
According to reports in September, Microsoft had begun taking pre-orders for the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. The slates are expected to hit the stores from October. 22. Now according to a tweet from the company, the Microsoft store is “close to selling out” the tablets.
“Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 are close to selling out,” tweeted the company.
“It…looks like pre-order stock of the Surface 2 (64GB) and Surface Pro 2 (256 GB and 512GB) are close to selling out,” notes the Surface blog.
Microsoft hopes to turn around its fortunes with the launch of the new Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2, but it remains to be seen if the tablets can give stiff competition to the iPad.
Per Microsoft, the Surface 2 is “the most productive tablet ever built” and it has 25 percent more battery life compared to the original Surface RT, whereas the Surface Pro 2 “is faster – literally – than 95 percent of laptops on the market today.”
The online Microsoft Store also shows shipping delays for the new 64GB Surface 2 and 256GB Surface Pro 2, hinting at a high demand for the devices. The 32GB and 64GB variants of the Surface 2 will ship by Oct. 21 and Oct. 25, respectively.
On the other hand, the 64GB and 128GB models of the Surface Pro 2 should ship by Oct. 21 and Oct.25, respectively, whereas the 256GB and 512GB variants are expected to ship by Oct. 29.
Judging by Microsoft’s tweet, stock of the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 ia low so pre-order while you can.