Massive Lines To Buy Surfaces Plague TechEd New Orleans

Today is “Day Zero” at Microsoft’s TechEd New Orleans 2013 Conference. We previously reported, Microsoft is allowing TechEd attendees with a full conference pass to buy a SurfaceRT for $99 (Touch Cover included) and a Surface Pro for $399. Our friend Mary-Jo Foley is reporting the line to buy the Surface is already over 1.5  hours long and shared some photos as proof

The line at #msteched for the surface deal. On day zero

Picture at TechEd 2013 near the front of the Surface purchasing line

One more pic of #msteched line for surface deal. One guy said took 1.5 hours. MS says they won't run out


Microsoft says they are well stocked in will not run out of Surfaces. I would not look at this deal as Microsoft shedding old inventory in preparation for a Surface refresh in the near future, but more of a “buy this and get ready for Windows 8.1”

Source: Mary-Jo Foley

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