While Microsoft’s Surface launch went swimmingly in the US, orders in the UK, Canada and across Europe were delayed. The company attempted to turn frowns upside-down with £50/$50/€50 coupons for its online store, but the new Windows 8 tablet is finally reaching customers’ doorsteps as of today.
When preorders opened on October 16, Microsoft was forced to warn customers that deliveries would be delayed until November 2 in the UK after early orders sold out. It later revised its estimates, acknowledging that it was a mistake.
However, while Surface orders were being shown as dispatched on October 26, customers had no way of tracking them.
Now, over a week later, they are finally being delivered:
My Microsoft Surface has arrived. First impressions are very good, and it will be interesting to see how much it displaces my laptop.
— Paul Watson (@PaulWatsonNcl) November 1, 2012