Ever since Microsoft introduced the larger, zippier, slimmer Surface Pro 3, the downfall of the 2-in-1 laptop’s predecessor seemed to be inevitable. Now, the Surface Pro 2 has disappeared from the online Microsoft Store, Neowin reports.
Technically, the one-year-old tablet/laptop hybrid is still there. Its starting price tag of $799 continues to be listed. But if you click the “buy now” button, you’re sent to an empty page containing the following ominous message.
That leaves little room for doubt, at a first glance. The Surface Pro 2 is no more, or so it would seem.
Of course, it’s not over until the fat lady sings. Or, in this case, until Microsoft comes forward with an official statement on the matter.
In the meantime, if you’re interested in the aging 10.6-inch device, it might be wise to reach out to a third-party retailer. Amazon still stocks the 128GB variant, which is available for $889.
The same model can be purchased on Best Buy for $10 more, and BB also sells 256GB, and 512GB versions at $1,100, and $1,600, respectively. You can also opt for a package including a Touch Cover 2 keyboard dock as well. The 256GB bundle is $1,100, and the 512GB costs $1,400.
Keep in mind that the Surface Pro 2 is no longer a powerhouse. The Intel Core i5 Haswell processor inside is aging, and 4GB RAM is offered as a standard. The display sports a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution.
Connectivity options include USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, a microSDXC card reader, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0. Hands down, the design is the biggest drawback. Tipping the scales at nearly two pounds, the Surface Pro 2 is considerably chunkier than its 12-inch successor, which weighs 1.76 pounds.
We’re sad to see you go, Surface Pro 2, but it was just a matter of time.