Microsoft's new Surface Studio temporarily out of stock, won't ship until early 2017

Surface Studio
Surface Studio (Image credit: Windows Central)

Earlier this week Microsoft impressed many of the professional creative class with the Surface Studio PC. Pre-orders began on October 26 but just three days in and the all-in-one computer is now listed as out of stock.

All 3 versions of the Surface Studio are listed as 'out of stock'

All 3 versions of the Surface Studio are listed as 'out of stock'

Starting at $2,999 and going up to $4,199 for the highest end model no one will accuse the Surface Studio of being a bargain. Nonetheless, all three types of the biggest Surface yet are now listed as unavailable for pre-order.

Of course, we have seen such shortages in the Store before, and the device will likely be available again once the company adjusts inventory and manufacturing orders. Seeing as we do not know how many Microsoft allocated for production and the high price tag Redmond likely is keeping inventory tight until it gets fully tested in the market.

Interestingly, the Core i5 variant was scheduled for shipment in December with the Core i7 versions for early 2017. However, all models now show an early 2017 delivery, which means many people will likely not have the new device until after Christmas.

We'll keep an eye out if and when the Surface Studio comes back in stock.

Thanks, Dylan C., for the tip!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.