I am enormously loyal to Microsoft, and I am not entirely sure why. Perhaps because I feel as though it helps my local economy (since I do live in the Seattle area) but I think it is more than that. Microsoft’s portfolio is interesting, strong, and exciting to follow. I was so eager to learn as much as I could about the Surface, and after having used one I am truly impressed. If you are looking for a high-end tablet laptop hybrid I highly suggest the Surface!
When Microsoft released its first tablet, the Surface RT, back in October, details on how it sold were hard to come by, but there was no evidence it was a smash. On Saturday, the company released the Surface with Windows 8 Pro — the Surface that runs conventional Windows applications and otherwise behaves like, well, a PC — and the $999 128GB model instantly sold out.
Now, selling out, of course, is not the same thing as selling well: we don’t know how many Surface Pro units have made their way to store shelves yet. In the case of Best Buy and Staples, at least, there are reports that there haven’t been many Surface Pros to buy, period, so selling out doesn’t mean much.
But Matthew Miller of ZDNet writes that around 75 people were ahead of him in a line at his local Microsoft Store to buy…
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