Even though the Surface Pro doesn’t go on sale until Saturday the 9th, it is already being seen on display at several retail outlets. Some places are allowing pre-orders, while others are just showing off the hardware.
Engadget has confirmed that the Surface Pro tablets have indeed started to appear in some retail stores, which will include Staples and Best Buy. WinBeta.org reports that at least some Best Buy stores are allowing people to pre-order the tablet if you purchase a $50 gift card.
Also, to quell a rumor going around: Microsoft is not offering a Windows RT to Pro trade-up program (at this time, anyway). Rumors were stating that the trade-up program would give you full retail value for your ‘old’ Windows RT tablet when upgrading to a Windows Pro powered tablet.