Brits Will Have to Wait Until 2016 for the SurfaceBook

/ 4 years ago


If you live in the UK and would like to get your hands on the new SurfaceBook from Microsoft like your American and Australian friends, then you are out of luck for quite some time. This news comes directly from Microsoft’s booth at the Future Decoded venue in London via Micheal Gillett, Microsoft MVP for Windows Consumer Apps.

The latest news tells us that it will be at least March 2016, if not April 2016, before it will become available for UK customers. It will most likely be the same date or later for the rest of Europe too, but that’s just speculation so far. There are still quite a few parts in the world where you can’t get any Surface products at all yet, so this certainly isn’t a new scheme.

Whether this is down high demand where the production can’t keep up or if it is another portion of company stupidity and regional exclusives is down to everyone’s own guess, but one thing is sure: People won’t be happy about this. I am personally planning a new portable and powerful workstation purchase very soon and had my eyes on a Surface Book. With this news, I might just put my eyes on a new Yoga or similar instead.

While we are in the sad corner, there is more coming and that is in regard to the new Surface Pro 4. The Surface Type Cover with fingerprint scanner won’t come to the UK at all, at least there currently aren’t any plans for it. There is no real reasoning behind this, at least no official ones. So you can get your tinfoil hats out and start making your own theories on that too.

Overall, this is not the best news out of the house of Microsoft. It was only yesterday that Tim Cook was dissing the Surface Book, so it will be interesting to see what comes tomorrow.

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