One thing we do not know is just how many units of Surface tablets Microsoft has produced for its initial batch. But one thing that seems to be dawning is that the second generation Surface slate inventory is starting to run low.

Redmond claims that the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2 are selling like veritable hotcakes, and yes the company did actually use these words! If anything, the retail stores are also facing short supplies and the same goes for accessories as well:

“You may have heard that the pre-order stock of the Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition, Type Cover 2 in Purple and Black, and Touch Cover 2 has sold out at Microsoft Stores in the U.S. It also looks like pre-order stock of the Surface 2 (64GB) and Surface Pro 2 (256 GB and 512GB) are close to selling out.”

Microsoft faced a somewhat similar ordeal with its original tablets, with both the Surface RT and the Surface Pro being out of stock one time or another. Some of that may have been because of production and retail availability issues at the company’s official stores.

The tablets are, obviously, available for preordering now, both of them, as a matter of pure fact.

But they will not ship to users sooner than October 22. Users that want to buy a Surface Pro 2 with 512GB of storage space, however, will have to wait until late October to get their hands on the device.

While we should take these comments at face value for now, there may be a little danger of limited availability upon release. So if you are in the mood of getting one of these devices early on, you may want to preorder them at the official Microsoft Store website.

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  • Ray C

    I think it will sell better this time. People have seen Surface ads for about a year now. Everyone has been talking about the Surface 2. They’ve started off with some good campaigns. More people know someone with a Surface Surface 2 should do significantly better.