Microsoft Surface Pro has been sold in the company’s online store in the U.S. Within hours of being available.
Both the 128 GB version and 64 GB of Pro shown as unavailable in MicrosoftStore.com. As of this writing, Microsoft’s online store in Canada still has two versions. The devices are also sold in many brick and mortar retailers.
The $ 900 and $ 1000 price tags (64 GB and 128 GB, respectively) do not include the keyboard equipped “Touch Cover” for the device, which features prominently in marketing for the gadget. This add-on costs another $ 120. (And the “cover type”, which includes a conventional keyboard – with real keys – runs another $ 130.)
It is unclear how many have sold Pros. A Microsoft representative offered a “no comment” when asked. The company initially sent about 1.25 million units of the device surface before – the RT – but only sold approximately 680,000 and 750,000 in the first two months of availability, market research firm IHS iSuppli told CNET last month. iSuppli had expected sales of $ 1.3 million, but said the actual figures were not unusual. Furthermore, the return rates were high, perhaps due to a steep learning curve with the new touch-centric Windows 8.
The investigator said he saw in the industry momentum behind the Pro version more robust surface. The Pro is different from the ambient temperature to run the full version of Windows 8 at the top of a mainstream Intel processor and can handle complex Windows applications (and is backward compatible with previous versions of the applications of this type ). However, the team has taken some heat from critics, who have said they do not provide enough storage space for files and has no battery life very good. Microsoft recently took to Reddit to address these criticisms.
For more information about the differences between the Pro and RT, check out Brooke Crothers message ‘yesterday.
via : CNET