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[Neowin] Microsoft Store fresh out of new Surface tablets one week before Christmas

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Microsoft's Xbox One console isn't its only hardware product that's been hard to purchase online during the holiday shopping season. People who head over to the Microsoft Store website looking to buy the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets will be disappointed.

The site currently shows that all of the second generation Surface tablets are "out of stock", one week before Christmas. In fact, that's been the situation for the past several days. We have reported on the scarcity of the new Surface models in the past but it looks like the situation on the Microsoft Store site has gotten worse, not better.

People thought Windows 8/Surface was a fail. Well..
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I'm just surprised because of the price point these tablets sit at. $899 for a Christmas present is pretty crazy.
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Conspiracy - they purposefully made the initial shipment small to make the demand look high. tongue.gif
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I'm just surprised because of the price point these tablets sit at. $899 for a Christmas present is pretty crazy.


TD has the Surface Pro 2 for $999. Thats alot of money for a tablet/netbook type of device. At least for me.
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TD has the Surface Pro 2 for $999. Thats alot of money for a tablet/netbook type of device. At least for me.

It's right on par with other ultrabooks/convertible PCs.
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TD has the Surface Pro 2 for $999. Thats alot of money for a tablet/netbook type of device. At least for me.
Considering a 32 gb ipad is $699 and I consider it a toy compared to a Surface Pro 2, the price is not that bad.
 
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This is absolutely not a "Microsoft is reporting OOS to cause hype". That would be abjectly stupid during the biggest sales week of the year.
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Considering a 32 gb ipad is $699 and I consider it a toy compared to a Surface Pro 2, the price is not that bad.

Yeah, it fits better compared against the Macbook Air, Lenovo X Series, Dell Venue 11, etc. and is priced right in the middle, and it comes with a digitizer!
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Since my laptop took a dump recently, I considered getting a surface 2 but the Chromebook C720p got my money in the end thumb.gif The surface Pro 2 costs waaaaay too much money for what it is. You could get one of the new Sony Vaio Flip notebooks for the same price. I'm surprised these are selling so well.
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Wow.

So if I have, let say, 10 objects. If I sell all ten of them one week before Christmas, am I suddenly not a failure? Make those objects apple ipads, huge failure. But make those objects microsoft tablets, huge win?

Just because micosoft limited the number of tablets for sell and they sold out does not make it a success. Blackberry playbook sold out many, many, many times, still a huge failure.
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