It appears Microsoft has quietly retired the Surface Pro 2 from their online store. If you head over to the Surface Pro 2 product page, you’ll see the “Buy Now” button, but pressing it will bring a message that it’s not available anymore. This means Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2 may have reached its end-of-life at the company’s online store, so we reached out to Microsoft for a comment, and it’s indeed the case. Microsoft mentioned the tablet is out of stock at select retailers, and will not be replenished as the company is now focusing on selling the Surface Pro 3.
Here’s a complete statement from a Microsoft spokesperson,
Surface Pro 2 is sold out at select retailers and they will not be getting any more stock at this time. Our focus is Surface Pro 3 because it’s the most powerful, portable and productive member of the Surface family yet. We want as many people as possible to experience Surface Pro 3 because when they do, they love it. We recommend those eager to buy visit Microsoft Retail Stores, MicrosoftStore.com, third-party retailers and resellers for the latest availability.
There’s no doubt the Surface Pro 3 is far superior when compared with its predecessor; it comes with an excellent set of specifications, including a larger 12-inch display and powerful, yet efficient, 4th generation Intel Core processors. There are various configurations to choose from, starting at $799 for the i3 model and going as high as $1959 for the Core i7 model with 512 GB SSD storage.
However, if you’re still interested in getting a Surface Pro 2, you can try your luck at third-party retailers in your area; there’s a chance they may have some stock left. To be honest, there should be no confusion when it comes to choosing a Surface Pro 3 over its predecessor.Further reading: Microsoft, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro 3