If you were all excited to buy one of those newly announced Microsoft Surface Pro tablets just because of the 128 GB hard drive inside it, you are too late. This is because just after a few hours of being announced, the tablets were all sold out from almost all of the major resellers online. Microsoft’s online store in the United States, Staples, and Best Buy are among the retailers reporting as out of stock of the 128 GB Microsoft Surface Pro.
The tablet also went on sale in Canada. And we do not know how many units of the device the retails had, or have. But all we know, we will have to wait for a little longer if already not ordered. But on the other hand, the lower capacity, 64 GB Microsoft Surface Pro is still available. You can order this one if you are not able to wait for a long time. What will you be losing with this? Just the bigger hard disk. But you can compensate with a microSD card of higher capacity as the tablet also features a microSD card slot.
Or, you can buy the Surface RT version of the tablet which runs Windows RT, an ARM machine. Unlike Surface RT, the Microsoft Surface Pro version of the tablet runs Windows 8 and is built on Intel hardware. The tablet acts as any other Windows computer, but with a touch screen and optional keyboard.
Users of the Surface Pro tablet will be able to install any Windows software they want, there will be no issues with compatibility as we increasingly face on the Surface RT tablet from the company. Also, users are expected to get around four to six hours of battery back up from the Surface Pro tablet. This is considered less by some people in the industry. But we have to keep in mind that this is very much a laptop, but with smaller parts and some parts missing. Anyway, Slash Gear writes:
Following this release, the Surface RT version will be released in 13 additional countries throughout Europe on February 14, comprised of: Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and Sweden.
Source: Slash Gear