Microsoft Surface Pro tablet sells out in the US

Microsoft has announced its 128GB Surface Pro tablet sold out in the US within hours of being launched at the weekend (February 9th).

The device boasts a third generation Intel Core i5 processor and comes with a host of features, including a 720-pixel high-definition webcam, a stylus pen, dual-band Wi-Fi and a full-sized USB 3.0 port.

Despite the fact the tech giant has yet to begin selling the model in the UK, its online store in the US is displaying the Surface Pro as out of stock, while retailers like Gizmodo, Best Buy and Staples are also claiming to have run out of the tablet.

According to Matthew Miller of ZDNet, around 75 consumers were ahead of him in the queue to purchase the device at his local Microsoft Store.

He wrote in a post that while it is good people are excited about buying the Surface Pro, “it’s sad that Microsoft failed so miserably on launch day by not having anywhere close to the demand out in retail locations”.

This comes after Microsoft rolled out its Surface RT tablet in October 2012 for $499 (£320), which failed to sell out.