Microsoft Surface Pro - 128GB version sold out on Microsoft Store, Best Buy, and Staples - Can't even place orders
This is an article on the storage available for users after installing Windows 8...how it is a confusing calculation. But it includes datapoints on customer demand for Surface Pro...and it is good!
As of this morning, a few hours after the Surface Pro went on sale, Microsoft’s web site shows the 128 GB model as out of stock. Would-be buyers can’t even place an order. By contrast, the 64 GB model is available for immediate shipment.
The situation is similar at Microsoft's retail partners, where the 128 GB models were out of stock everywhere I looked. Best Buy isn't taking orders from its website, but Staples is. They can ship a 64 GB model immediately, but you can't place an order for a 128 GB device.
Interesting news of the 128GB version being sold out. The people that purchased these must really want ultrabook features in their tablet. The W8 footprint can be reduced to make the 64GB version more useful but the user will have to know how to do it themselves. MS didn't do it in advance. They just threw W8 on it like storage was infinite.