Good news here. I have just received information that the “Microsoft Surface” which is basically only available at Microsoft’s website will be available through third party retail outlets, including Best Buy starting in January. In addition to the easier availability the newer model of the “Surface” will come with Windows 8 Pro or to Windows 8 RT. I of course recommend the Pro vs. the RT.
It’s important to remember that the “Surface” is the first piece of computer hardware made by Microsoft itself. This in itself is exciting. Once you have Windows 8 Pro operating on a Microsoft Surface I believe that this tablet will truly be a wonder.