Quote: Originally Posted by Carl Lawrence
The Surface Pro's arrival is only a matter of weeks away, according to a tweet today from Microsoft.
"On my way to the factory to check out #Surface Pro coming off the line...arriving in the coming weeks," tweeted Panos Panay, general manager of Microsoft's Surface products.
This should be of no great surprise, of course. When Microsoft announced the Surface tablet last year, it said the Windows 8 Pro model would be available about 90 days after the release of the Surface RT.
Source: Microsoft Surface Pro expected to arrive in 'weeks' | Microsoft - CNET News
WEEKS away still !! I think most of us expected it to be hitting the shelves about Now.
Ms - although they can't really be responsible for production problems outside its control seem to have released the two Surface tablets the wrong way round -- PRO should have been released first and THEN te cheaper one --like Samsung have done with the Galaxy IIIs smartphone.
Samsung released the flagship model first and for people who can't quite run to the price of the IIIs they've now released a very good value for money at less than half the price of the IIIs : the IIIs mini.
Businesses usually release the top of the line model first to whet the public's appetite and then they release the cheaper models for people who can't quite afford the top models.
Ms missed a good marketing opportunity by not having these ready by XMAS --they would most certainly have been an "Ipad Killer".
The RT has some uses but it's not really a laptop replacement -- whereas there's not much a laptop can do that a surface pro can't (apart from running a load of VM's with systems like SAP running on them !!!).