February 14, 2013, 7:22 AM — If you're looking to pick up Microsoft's Surface Pro with 128GB of storage, you might have luck at a Microsoft Store or Best Buy toward the end of the week.
A Microsoft official said on Twitter that the company will ship more 128GB models of its Surface tablet to Microsoft Stores and Best Buy stores by Saturday. The info came from Panos Panay, Microsoft's corporate vice president in charge of Surface.
Microsoft is also shipping more 64GB models to Best Buy, Staples, and Microsoft Stores (both local and online), but that version has generally been easier to find.
Right now, Microsoft's online store lists the 128GB Surface Pro as out of stock, and unavailable for purchase, while the 64GB version shows no shipping delays. The black Touch Cover for the Surface is also out of stock, but other colors are available. The Type Cover, which has mechanical keys, shows no shipping delays.
Best Buy's website allows you to add the Surface Pro to your shopping cart, but says both storage capacities are "unavailable for shipping." The only option is in-store pickup, but many stores list the Surface as unavailable.
Staples' website lists the Surface Pro as out of stock and doesn't let you add the product to your shopping cart at all.
It's unclear what's causing the supply issues. As ZDNet reports, Microsoft says it is "pleased that the demand for the Surface Pro is so great," and that its focus is "to get ordered Surface units delivered to our customers as quickly as possible." Microsoft says demand is high, but hasn't announced any sales figures, neither for the Surface Pro nor the Surface RT.