On February 9, we reported that Microsoft’s Surface Pro 128GB model had sold out soon after becoming available, with both Staples and Best Buy running out of stock in addition to Microsoft’s online store. The company responded shortly after, saying that stores could expect more Surface Pros by Saturday. As of today, buyers can order the tablet and will receive it within the next 2 to 3 weeks.
Buyers who want the 128GB Surface Pro can head over to the Microsoft online store and place an order. The purchasing option will only be available until the latest round of inventory is depleted, at which point the store will once again say “Out of Stock.” For those who want to, Microsoft has also detailed how to reserve a Surface Pro at a retail store.
Reservations can be placed with both Best Buy and Staples, depending on inventory. Best Buy will accept reservations if its store in your area doesn’t have any of the devices in stock. According to Microsoft, the reservations will only be placed if the store knows that it has inventory coming in; in the event that there isn’t any incoming inventory, or the incoming inventory is reserved, the store will say that it is sold out and will not allow an order to be placed.
For those who want to purchase from Staples, a reservation can be made for the 64GB version of the Surface Pro, but it would appear the store isn’t taking reservations for the 128GB model until it has the item in stock. Buyers in Canada can reserve the 64GB version of the Surface Pro in Future Shop and Best Buy; Microsoft says that more information will be given when the 128GB Surface Pro is available in the country.