Microsoft Surface Pro coming to UK in May

Microsoft has confirmed that UK markets will receive the Microsoft Surface Pro tablet before the end of May.

Having been on sale in the US for several months, eventually also making its way to Canada and China, a wider global launch has been delayed due to manufacturing delays.

Writing in a post on the official Surface blog, Brian Hall, General Manager of Microsoft Surface said he realises the demand for the Microsoft Surface Pro in additional markets was high.

“We know it took us a while to get back to you, but we hear you, and are excited to be able to provide an update on the countries where Surface RT and Surface Pro will be launching in May and June,” wrote Hall. “Additional details on launch events, retail availability, and pricing will be provided in future posts to this blog and via twitter at @Surface ahead of actual launch dates.”

Hall also admitted Microsoft had struggled to keep enough stock of the 128GB version of the Microsoft Surface Pro, calling it one of its “biggest challenges”. The delay to a worldwide Surface Pro launch was also to ensure that plenty of retail stock would be available on the release date.

However, latest figures show that there hasn’t been huge demand for the Windows 8 tablet from Microsoft, with only 1.5 million units of Microsoft Surface RT and Microsoft Surface Pro tablets combined sold to date.

The UK is not the only lucky country to get access to the Microsoft Surface Pro by the end of May, as Microsoft released a long list of regions due to be graced with its presence.

“Surface Pro will launch before the end of May in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.”

Unfortunately, some other countries will have to wait until June to get their hands on the Microsoft flagship tablet.

“Surface Pro will launch in Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, and Thailand before the end of June.”

UK pricing for the Microsoft Surface Pro is yet to be confirmed, but with the 64GB version of the Windows 78 tablet costing $899, we could be looking at a price tag above £560.


Via:
Microsoft Surface Blog

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