sold out its first batch, as the shipping time has been pushed back a bit. This is a great sign that there is a very real and active interest in the Surface. The big question though is if you should pre-order a Surface or wait a bit longer. Honestly, there are reasons to wait off, and reasons to jump in. Okay, so why wait?
- Few ‘real people’, outside of Microsoft PR reps, have gotten their hands on the Surface. Until we see real reactions and reviews, you might want to hold off.
- Microsoft hardware has been known to have issues with early versions, such as the Xbox 360 and the “Red Ring of Death”.
- You want a Surface Pro. Why spend the money now when you really want x86 legacy support? This won’t apply to everyone, but some of us would rather get the new UI and the old desktop support in one sleek package.
- It might be a good idea to see what other Windows 8 and RT devices ship in the next few months. You might find a device that you like better.
- You aren’t an early adopter. Plain and simple, some folks want products that are already established in the marketplace. If you are this type of user, you probably aren’t reading this techie-oriented site– but there are many consumers that clearly fit in this category.
- You are a gadget trendsetter that likes the newest stuff. Some of us like to have gear that is the latest, greatest and is full of bragging rights we can show off to our friends, family and co-workers. I’ll admit I often fit into this group.
- You have faith that Microsoft has learned from past hardware mistakes and understands that creating a quality product is key if they want to do well in the tablet world.
- You don’t want to risk missing out on a chance to get the Surface this holiday season if it sells out early.