Microsoft accepting appointments for Surface 3 demos

Yesterday Microsoft introduced the latest tablet to join its Surface family, and one that finally puts aside the crippled Windows RT operating system for good: the Surface 3. Sales of the new Surface aren’t set to start for a little over another month, but we heard that you’d be able to check the tablet out far in advance of that May 5 date, with select Microsoft retail stores getting demo units for display as of today. And while you can stop by and take a quick look at the Surface 3 on a whim, we’re now learning that, much like the Apple Watch, if you want to get the complete hands-on preview experience, you’re going to have to make an appointment.

While Microsoft didn’t discuss this aspect of the in-store Surface 3 preview as part of its announcement yesterday, reports of this appointment system have since been confirmed with Microsoft employees.

Call ahead and Microsoft will take your name to put you down for a 15-to-30-minute preview session. A store employee will go over the hardware and software with you, hopefully arming you with the knowledge you’ll need to decide about purchasing the Surface 3 once May rolls around.

Any Pocketnow readers planning to schedule a Surface 3 introductory demo for themselves?

Source: Windows Central

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