On Thursday (January 22) evening, all Surface 2 models running windows RT were out of stock in Microsoft’s online store. It seems that the company may not sell this tablet after the decision of not upgrading this tablet to Windows 10.
Surface 2 is one of the last tablets running Windows RT, this OS was developed for low-power ARM chips by Microsoft. But the company mentioned that the Surface Pro tablets those running Windows 8 or 8.1 and on Intel x86 chips, will get free Windows 10 upgrade.
After the Company’s online store went out of stock last night, when it was asked that if the stock of Surface 2 is going to be refreshed, a company spokeswoman replied via mail that the tablet is now available at another online store, Best Buy. She also mentioned that they don’t have anything else to say.
It seems that it’s an early sign of discontinuing the Surface 2 which Microsoft had launched in the market in 2013. Since the launch it was not well accepted by the consumers. Now it is not a good idea to buy a Surface 2 running windows RT as it may go obsolete.
The principal analyst of Technalysis Research, Bob O’Donnell said that windows RT tablets could not do well, but it’s not sure if Microsoft will restock or not. He also added that the company already spent a large amount of money on the Surface’s failed version, so the company most probably will not built any additional Surface 2 tablets.
On Thursday Microsoft mentioned that it will continue providing software upgrades to tablets (Surface tablets) running on RT. So if you have a plan to buy a laptop or tablet running Windows 8.1, later this year the device can be upgraded to windows 10 for free. But one thing make sure before buying that it has an Advanced Micro Devices or Intel x86 chips.