Re: Microsoft showing their real power.
As usual though. We have no idea what this "sellout" means, as Microsoft won't give us any numbers. We can guess how many they will sell in a year though. We do know that few $799 models sell, as they are underpowered. We do know that the $999 model is the minimum for satisfactory performance (we read of this from various places, including reviews, and recommendations), and we do know that the keyboard is pretty much a required accessory.
Going by that, we can be conservative, and assume about $1,500 as a good starting point for an average sales price. Microsoft sold about $3.4 billion worth of surface tablets, including accessories such as the keyboard, over the year. That gives about 3 million sold for the year. If the average selling prices were higher, then fewer were sold. Pretty simple, really.
But we don't know what the pre-sales were. Were they higher or lower than those of last year, the number of which we don't know either?