Having unveiled its new tablet Microsoft started taking pre-orders for the Surface Pro 3 on May 21st. At that time the company said that both i5 processor touting models with 128GB and 256GB of onboard storage will ship on June 20th. As the date approaches the company’s online store now mentions that the i5 128GB model has been delayed. Those who had been able to get their pre-orders in early may receive their units but if you were thinking of pre-ordering that particular model today then you’re out of luck.
Though fortunately the delay isn’t that long and it may not have been caused by a problem that may have dragged on for a long time. Any orders placed for the i5 128GB model right now will be delivered by June 30th as per the Microsoft Store.
Those who were thinking to pick up a unit on June 20th may now have to make do with the i5 256GB model. With it they get a 12-inch 2,160×1,440 pixel resolution display, stereo speakers, a full size USB 3.0 port, a 5 megapixel camera on the front and back as well as a microSD card. Microsoft says that the tablet’s battery is good for nine hours of web browsing.
Powered by Windows 8.1 Pro, Microsoft says that its new tablet is going to make customers ditch their laptops. You can check our detailed Surface Pro 3 review to see what we think about this ambitious claim.