There are signs that suggest consumers are warming up to Microsoft's second generation Surface products. The first sign is the sold out status of every single Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 device at Microsoft's Online store. Every single SKU is out of stock, including Surface 2 in 32GB and 64GB form, and Surface Pro 2 in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB form. Can there really be that much demand?
It's possible that Microsoft has created an artificial shortage, but with Christmas just around the corner and the holiday shopping season in full swing, this would be a quirky strategy at best, especially since it could drive potential Surface 2 buyers to pick up an alternative device.
What's also worth noting is that some outlets reported earlier in the day that places like Best Buy and Staples were out of Surface 2 inventory as well. At the time of this writing, both shops show Surface 2 as being in-stock, and Walmart's online site has the 32GB Surface 2 in-stock as well. For now, however, we can't be sure.