About time they announced something regarding the extra contacts on the Surface Pro, unless in true MS fashion it is just another potential positive feature that will go unutilized.
Of course, Microsoft couldn't have just released Surface RT worldwide on October 26, could they? They must have lost a ton of money because of limited availability. Why did they start to only offer Surface at Microsoft stores? Was it purely for the value appeal of it being exclusively sold by them?
Before the end of May, we'll also have detailed Haswell benchmarks. Great timing. Neat device the Surface Pro, personally like the format, I'd have almost certainly bought one around Windows 8 launch time, maybe gone with the +3 months if based in USA. But early Summer in key European markets? Seriously, does Brian Hall expect any significant sales? We can hope just maybe they are getting distribution sorted out ready for 2013 class hardware. Hope these guys aren't being allowed near the new Xbox!
too late, my dell xps arrived today! I waited as long as I could.
I was ready to buy one on release days as were about a dozen of my friends. Now we have all either bought something else or repurposed funds. Too slow Microsoft, that's what happens when you leave the impatient Australian market of early adopters this far behind. Half of them bought a mac.
International availability is nice and all, but what about sales through more than just 1 or 2 big box chains? When will Microsoft Authorized Distributors get them? When will all of the rest of the Microsoft Partners be able to offer them as part of a solution?
Good but a Little late...
I would love to get my hands on a Surface Pro. But this Close to Haswell getting announced, I am afraid that the old Core I5 in Surface Pro will hold it back.
Microsoft should be on the frontline and getting Haswell CPUs into Surface ASAP. Then they will have a killer machine...
Having waited so long for the Surface Pro in the United Kingdom I wonder if I might just continue waiting for a second version with a Haswell chip, built in GPS and a slot for a data SIM. After all that's the Surface we really want!
We may have a relatively small population in New Zealand of 4.5 million but we want to keep up with the latest technology.
However, (as at 24 April) the Pro is not here and so we may as well wait for the Haswell cpu.
What a sales and marketing waste.
The Pro sounded so good, but the wait destroyed my belief.
I am running Windows 8 Pro on a desktop PC, also running XP and Vista on other household computers but Microsoft have done nothing to keep the 'faith'.
I am now dabbling in Linux Mint.
I gave up waiting, and bought a Nexus 7.(Different category I know) - I may now wait for the Europe Release date for the Surface Pro 2. As per the previous comments above, if Microsoft cannot do World Wide Releases (Like Apple) then they cannot really expect us to we wait for them.
Unfortunately we also have to look at the fine print on Microsoft Services, as these typically (just like Apple) only available in the US, and sometimes are never made available in Europe or Worldwide. Microsoft need to think Global, if they want to catch up with Google world wide Services.
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