In the first several days of the Microsoft Surface Pro‘s life on the market, it was an extremely successful product, selling out in many locations across the United States and online. This week the head of the Microsoft Surface team Panos Panay spoke up about the stock shortage many areas have been experiencing, assuring them that more units are headed to stores this week, with delivery expected by Saturday. This comes shortly after a series of demands for more units to be placed in stores by customers hoping to get their own brand new Surface Pro in one of the first launch days here in the first half of February.
Both of the two different models of the Microsoft Surface Pro are having stock replenished this week. Speaking on the situation in no more than 140 characters, Panay noted that Microsoft is “shipping more 64GB now to BBY, Staples, MS Store and online.” He also let it be known that the 128GB model will be at Best Buy (aka BBY) and Microsoft Stores (MS Stores) by Saturday.
This is good news for those hoping for the larger model especially since it was this larger version (internal storage-wise) that has turned up sold out across the nation first. Panay also noted that “there continues to be a great demand” for the Surface Pro and that Microsoft is “working hard to restock” this week. A similar situation came up recently when Google was found to have less stock than needed to supply massive waves of customers hoping to purchase the LG-made Nexus 4 smartphone.
As it was (and in some cases is) with the Google/LG supply issue with the Nexus 4, so too is it with Microsoft and the Surface Pro. Many consumers are commenting – in forums and in the winchat session the Panay comments above were a part of – about the possibility of a miscalculation in Microsoft’s perceived demand for the Surface Pro. Whether estimates were too low or the companies involved in these situations wanted simply to drive demand with news bits, the end result is the same: there’s one whole heck of a lot of people out there that want a Nexus 4, and there’s a lot that want a Surface Pro as well!