Lightning strikes twice, history repeats itself, and Microsoft will be giving out reservation cards for the Surface Pro like they did with the Surface RT. Back in October, if you visited a physical Microsoft Store or those pop-up holiday kiosks you could get a card guaranteeing you a Surface the day they went on sale. Microsoft is now doing the same with the Intel-based Surface for when it becomes available on February 9th.
If you’re lucky enough to be around a Microsoft Store and want to get the Surface Pro on day one, you might want to swing by and grab a reservation card. The reservation card guarantees you a Surface Pro if you show up before noon on February 9.
The Surface Pro will start at $899 for 64GB of storage and go up from there depending on whether you get the Touch or Type Pad. The pressure sensitive pen will come with each device, making it ideal for students, creatives, and business folk wanting to be productive on the 1080p display.
P.S. I don’t care if the official Surface site is calling this Surface Windows 8 Pro, you and I will continue to just call it the Surface Pro.
Update: Here are shots of the front and back of the reservation card for the Surface Pro.
The fine print says:
Bring this card to the Microsoft retail store listed on card to redeem. Only provides priority access. Must be in designated line outside of retail store to redeem priority access. Limit 1 per person, single use. Non-transferable, no monetary value, and no reproductions accepted. Offer not valid online. Employees of Microsoft and immediate family members of Microsoft employees are no eligible.
Thanks to John20212 for the tip and pictures!