So here’s the good news.

The Microsoft Surface is now available for purchase at your local Best Buy.

There is bad news though.

First of all, no one seemed to care at all. The Microsoft section of the store still seems to be a lonely patch in an otherwise busy store.

It seems that in comparison to the Apple part of the store, the Windows 8 areas are still a little slow.

I spoke to a rep at the store and he said that all the PC’s (except one) had Windows 8 pre-installed. When I asked him how they were selling, he got real nervous and wouldn’t make eye contact.

He said it wasn’t too bad but from his body language…

Next, in this store, the unit wasn’t even charged so I couldn’t play with it or even turn it on.

That’s nice, a dead display unit with a type cover.

That should really move some units.

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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  • Tarkus

    Best Buy is pretty clueless these days, so I’m not surprised.

    • Wanderer

      Sounds like PC World they are the same in the UK

  • Josh Dovishaw

    That’s okay, the VivoTab units that Asus sent me at Sam’s Club didn’t even include the keyboards. It’s hard to tell the average less computer literate Sam’s member that they need to go online to get their free keyboard. If we got a Surface, it would for sure be front and center somewhere to get EVERYONE’s attention.