Microsoft has finally revealed when its Windows 8-fuelled Surface Pro tablet will go on sale in the UK, 10 months after first announcing it.
The Surface Pro will be touching down on local shores by the end of next month as part of a broader rollout of both the premium Microsoft slate and the more entry-level Surface RT.
The Surface RT has already been available in the UK for a few months now, and by the time Korea and Malaysia are given the nod at the end of June it'll be available in a total of 29 markets.
But with sales allegedly well below what Microsoft was hoping for, Microsoft has a lot riding on the Surface Pro's reception now that it's expanding beyond the US, Canada and China – the only three markets it's appeared in so far.
The UK is listed alongside Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland as next to get the Surface Pro, with more countries to follow in due course.
“The enthusiasm for Surface has been fantastic... in fact, one of our biggest challenges has been keeping our 128GB Surface Pro in stock,” Microsoft's blog post on the subject gushes.
“To those of you who have pressed for information – please understand that before making these announcements we make sure that we have the volume of devices in place and alignment with our retail partners to do each launch well.”
We certainly hope so, after all the last day of May will be 345 days since the Microsoft Surface was first announced. Just how well do they need the launch to go?