Skip to comments.Microsoft Stores issuing Surface Tablet launch day reservations
Posted on 10/19/2012 7:21:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Microsoft Stores are reportedly taking reservations for the company's Surface tablet, promising to hold stock for eager early-adopters hoping to pick up one of the Windows RT slates on Friday next week. The voucher, apparently being handed out at Microsoft Stores and pop-up stores according to WPCentral, is only valid on October 26 and doesn't appear to specify which Surface it can be exchanged for.
That would apparently mean that even those with reservation passes may need to get to their local store early if they want to be confident of snagging the Surface bundle of their choice. Microsoft will be offering three versions of that bundle: the cheapest 32GB model, at $499, followed by a $599 with the 32GB tablet and the black Touch Cover, and then finally the $699 64GB version only available with the black Touch Cover.
If you want a different colored Touch Cover, that’s sold separately at $119.99, and right now there’s no way to get a 64GB Surface and a different color touch-keyboard. The reservations process is only valid until 12pm and only at the store which issued the voucher, with one voucher accepted per person.
Online demand for Surface has already seen the cheapest version sell out online, though with no confirmation on exactly how much stock Microsoft had, it’s unclear whether that’s a great sales success or otherwise. There’s more on the development of Surface in our behind-the-scenes tour with Microsoft.
Ordered mine so it will be shipped to my house by 26 Oct. I can’t wait to play with this.
I observe this — All Windows Product that end with EVEN numbers fail. Those that end with Odd Numbers succeed.
Windows 95 — Success. (Actually Windows 3)
Windows ME (Actually Windows 4 )
Windows XP ( Actually Windows 5 )
Windows Vista (Actually Windows 6 ) -— Fail
Windows 7 ( Huge success )
Will Windows 8 break the “even number” curse? WE SHALL SEE.
I’ll wait for everyone to play around with it and work out all the bugs before I buy.
I almost agree. I started using Vista from the beginning both at work and at home. Still running it on several laptops at home. I used Vista as a power user (databases, development, online teaching) and have had few if any problems. I still run Win XP pro on one desktop and have no problems with Win 7.
I have not had much to do with Win 8 yet but it was built with the tablets and touch screen technologies in mind. It seems like it will be best used with those types of platforms.
I will be waiting like you for the bugs to be worked out but I would like to see/get my hands on one to try out. One of my sons and his wife may be getting one and I’ll see them at Thanksgiving so I may have that chance. Looks cool and it may be the one tablet with enough functionality to be useful for me. My wife has a blingy, overpriced iPad3 which she loves but has to admit doesn’t support a lot of the things she would like to do so she has to go back to her NetBook. She now ignores me when she has an iPad problem and I tell her to get a real computer if she wants to have that functionality.