If you have been thinking about preordering Microsoft’s Surface 2, you might want to hurry up and get your order in. According to Microsoft, the new device has been selling like “hotcakes” (yes, they were that cliché) and they expect the Surface 2 (64 GB) and Surface Pro 2 (256 GB and 512 GB) are “close to selling out.”

Within the United States, Microsoft’s Arc Touch Mouse for Surface, Type 2 Cover (purple and black), and Touch Cover 2 have already sold out. The company’s General Manger for Surface, Brian Hall, stated that “pre-order stock of the Surface 2 (64 GB) and Surface Pro 2 (256 GB and 512 GB) are close to selling out.”

Analysts have been much more positive about Microsoft’s latest product and expect the tablet to sell much better than its first generation brother. The new Surface 2 tackles many concerns and issues with the original Surface and creates a much more appealing experience for users. Every aspect of Surface 2 has been improved, from its weight, to its battery life, to its everyday operation. The new Surface has the typical specs bump that we expect to see from new tech items, but also new leaps of engineering for better user experience.

The Surface keyboards, Touch Cover 2 and Think Cover 2, are now thinner and include backlit keys. Major improvements to the device itself include a new two angle kickstand for more comfortable use (especially on laps or surfaces that aren’t perfectly flat) and a battery that Microsoft claims has been improved by up to 75% efficiency.

If you intend on picking the Surface 2 early and want your choice of keyboard color, now is the time to head to Microsoft’s online store and pre-order. If a product that you want is already out of stock, you can sign up for email notifications for when the item is available.

Click here to visit the Microsoft Store online and preorder Surface 2.

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 Source: Microsoft