Microsoft is bullish about the future of Windows 8 and the Surface tablet. Others aren't so sure.
Ordered a Microsoft Surface tablet? You may not see it for several weeks.
Although Microsoft is expected to officially start selling its Windows 8-powered tablet later this week, demand for the device has reportedly been high in the US, and delivery of many pre-ordered Surfaces has been pushed back for several weeks. Meanwhile, according to ZDNet, in England, the 32GB Surface, which retails for £399 has sold out completely. (Other models appear to still be available.)
In a statement obtained by CNET, Microsoft said that consumers unable to order a Surface online could go to a brick-and-mortar Microsoft outlet, where stock would be more plentiful.