Microsoft has launched on the United States and Canada the Surface Pro, which is the second attempt of the software giant to conquer the tablet market after the flop of the Surface RT. This slate, which fueled Windows 8 seems to have had a better fortune than its predecessor.
Stocks of the 128 GB version, sold at $ 999, have been quickly exhausted on the Microsoft Online Store. The two U.S. distributors partners with the Redmond firm in the launch, Staples and Best Buy, have also warned of the shortage of this model. Surface Pro 64 GB took a little longer, but it is also «out of stock».
Microsoft, which would have produced 1 million units of its tablet with an Intel Core i5, welcomed this : “The consumer response to the launch of Surface Pro was amazing. We work with our partners who are currently in shortage with 128 GB Model, will provide them as quickly as possible.”
Rather good news for Microsoft Surface Pro, the critical reception ranged from very good (screen quality, design, design) and the poor (available storage, battery life of 4 hours).
However, it is marred satisfecit controversy : it seems that many Best Buy stores and Staples have not received any copy of the device, except demo units.