Surface Pro 2 in 256GB, 512GB models won't ship till Dec. 15

The higher-capacity and more expensive Surface Pro 2 tablets are in shorter supply than the 64GB and 128GB versions.

Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Surface Pro 2 buyers who preorder the 256GB or 512GB editions may not receive the tablet for another two months.

Set to launch on October 22, the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets have been up for preorders since September 24 . The shipping times for certain models found at Microsoft's online store have fluctuated since then. The latest estimates indicate that the 64GB Surface Pro 2 will ship by October 21, while the 128GB version will ship by October 25.

But the 256GB and 512GB flavors both display a ship date of December 15, pointing to a shorter supply of those two models.

The Surface 2, meanwhile, is available in two capacities -- 32GB and 64GB, both of which are slated to ship by October 25.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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