Microsoft's docking station Surfaces online before due date
28th Oct 2013 | 17:41
Now you see it, now you don't
The gaffe was picked up by ZDNet, which was tipped off by an eagle-eyed Microsoft customer who successfully ordered four Surface docking stations and had them delivered two days later. Unfortunately the trick can no longer be repeated as Microsoft's website now lists the accessory as out of stock.
In the dock
The docking station promises to turn the Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro into fully-fledged PCs when inserted. It provides one USB 3.0 port and three USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet port and 3.5mm audio jack.
There's also a DisplayPort that will help you connect the dock up to a monitor or television so that you can view your Surface tablet's contents on a bigger screen. It's set to retail retail at $199 (around £123, or AU$207) upon release.
- Now's a good time to check out our Surface Pro 2 review