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October 17, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Pre-orders of $499 Microsoft Surface sell out

Microsoft’s pre-order site for Surface RT indicates that the least expensive model — the $499 32GB version — has sold out.

Instead of saying that customers can pre-order now for delivery by Oct. 26 (as is the case with the $599 and $699 models), the listing for the $499 version says “order for shipment within three weeks.”

But since Microsoft declined to say how many Surfaces it had set aside for pre-orders — other than to say it was a limited quantity — it’s hard to judge how large the actual demand is at this point.

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