Microsoft Surface Pro: More than a week later, it’s still a treasure hunt

Heads up: A short time ago, the Microsoft Store at Seattle’s University Village received a new shipment of Microsoft Surface Pro tablets, including the elusive 128GB model, but the supplies are still so limited that they expect them to be gone in as little as an hour. The Microsoft Store at Bellevue Square is still out of stock.

Welcome to the realities of Microsoft’s Surface Pro launch. More than a week after the tablet’s official debut, would-be buyers are still having a tough time getting their hands the Microsoft device, the first full-fledged computer ever made by the company that makes Windows.

Going into the holiday weekend, Microsoft posted an update noting that the Surface Pro 128GB was available for order again at the Microsoft Store online, with a delivery date of 2-3 weeks, “based on incoming inventory.” As of this afternoon, the devices are still available for order there with a delivery date of March 1.

The situation has frustrated some of Microsoft’s fans. Commenters on the Microsoft update detailed their sometimes frustrating efforts to reserve and buy a Surface.

“We recommend you call your local store ahead of time prior to traveling,” said Microsoft’s Surface team in the post. “We are excited by the demand for Surface Pro and continue to work around the clock to meet that demand with production and get new inventory into retail.”

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