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Microsoft Surface Pro ad out, no Surface Pros left

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 11 Feb 2013 12:34 User comments (5)

Microsoft Surface Pro ad out, no Surface Pros left Microsoft shows off its Surface Pro tablet running Windows 8 in a new ad featuring beatboxing and break dancing, but some customers would like to know where they are.
The Surface Pro commercial really emphasizes the pen input on the tablet, when a bunch of Surface users break into a choreographed session of dancing and beatboxing, solidifying the ad in the realm of pure cheese. See it below.

As enthusiastic as Microsoft appear to be about the Surface Pro launch, they can't seem to keep up with demand, either because they genuinely screwed up the launch or because they are trying some silly marketing trick to get "sold out" headlines.

"I really wanted the Surface Pro 128. I went to 4 stores...but like most others I was completely let down by the lack of inventory. It reeks of incompetence at best or a poor marketing ploy at worst," user ARigs, said on Microsoft's official Surface blog.

Others were just as annoyed, checking multiple locations and not being able to get their hands on a precious Surface Pro. They aren't cheap either, remember the 64GB Pro will set you back $899, while one packing 128GB stretches to $999.

"We're working with our retail partners who are currently out of stock of the 128GB Surface Pro to replenish supplies as quickly as possible," wrote Panos Panay, who heads Surface the Surface team at Microsoft.

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5 user comments

111.2.2013 13:10

Sherlock Holmes on "Elementary" uses one... :D


Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

211.2.2013 23:34

Come on Microsoft! You can't exploit Apple-sized flocks with such low stocks!


311.2.2013 23:38

Originally posted by ThePastor:
Sherlock Holmes on "Elementary" uses one... :D
I guess they are taking a leaf out of Apple's promo playbook then.



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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 11 Feb 2013 @ 23:39

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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412.2.2013 8:56

they are trying to lie and say we sold tons of the surface pros but we only sent out 5 total

515.2.2013 21:29

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Originally posted by ThePastor:
Sherlock Holmes on "Elementary" uses one... :D
I guess they are taking a leaf out of Apple's promo playbook then.



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Exactly... :D

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