The sale of the Microsoft Surface is going faster than anyone would have thought. In the U.S. the basic Windows RT version is already sold out! The expectations for this tablet are apparently much higher than anyone, even Microsoft, thought. Pre-orders have already exhausted the supply.
Right now only the most basic version without the keyboard cover is sold out though.The $599 version with Touch Cover and the 64 GB Touch Cover included verison for $699 are still available for pre-order and will be available October 26th. Anyone who wanted the Type Cover instead of the Touch Cover must now wait for the keyboard cover with proper keys.
According to Microsoft’s Windows Store, the 32 GB version of the Microsoft Surface RT can be pre-ordered but without the Type Cover, which will be delivered in the U.S. in the next three weeks or so before the official launch. Microsoft is, in all likelihood,working at full speed to get more devices available for pre-order as soon as possible. In the fourth quarter of 2012 Microsoft aims to sell 3 to 5 million units – at least enough components were ordered to produce that many Surface tablets.