Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Still in Short Supply

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Microsoft started to run short on supplies of its high-end tablet in December, and the situation has seen little improvement, even with the busy holiday shopping season over.

Microsoft, Surface Pro, Windows 8Currently, every version of the Surface Pro 2 is listed as “Out of Stock” on the Microsoft Store except the on with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, which sells for $1800.

The website for Best Buy has this tablet available in all storage versions, if not in all color options. However, many of this national retailer’s brick-and-mortar stores have slim supplies. For example, no Best Buy in the Atlanta area has the 4GB/64GB model on its shelves.

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What’s Going On?

The reason for the dearth of easily-available Surface Pro 2 units isn’t clear. Previously, some had thought it was because of strong demand during the peak shopping time of the year, but three weeks into January the situation hasn’t changed.

Even though the Surface Pro 2 debuted just a few months ago, its processor has already been upgraded.Whether this has anything to do with a slowdown is shipments is unknown.

Another possible cause of limited supplies of this Windows 8.1 tablet is Microsoft trying very hard to not make the same mistake it did last year — the company over-produced the original Surface RT and had to take a huge loss on unsellable units.

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