MackinNZ: I have a customer who wants to purchase NOW. He won't be willing to wait 'till the end of Feb. I'll have to look for some other kind of tablet.
A5X: No they are not taking orders, said to wait till the February 20th. I called Harvey Normans shortly after Noels, and person on the phone said they had a meet about various things, said they are expecting MS Surface Pro 2 in the 3rd and 4th weeks of February, so pretty spot on there. Basically no 256GB model until then. Which is ages away when I am ready today.
I tried to consider a 128GB with 4GB model (just for now) from local store that I could of purchased today, but this is not what I want. Especially at 1.5K, really want to make sure if out laying that much, its going to last he distance, and should invest more into the 256GB model which is going to have a nice chunk of usable space 212GB vs. 72GB I believe it is from what I read.
Another thing to take into account, is with the 256GB model it has 8GB RAM, and not only that a 256GB mSATA SSD will perform faster than a 128GB mSATA SSD, as they all SSD tend to do when the capacity increases, the Channels/Interleaving increases and becomes faster.
One can only imagine that if you buy from the end of February shipment, hopefully definitive i5-4300U model.
Just borrowing from work for the weekend an HP Elitebook 840 to see how the i5-4300U performs, so far this little processor is pretty sweet.