Microsoft offers £50 voucher compensation for Surface delays

UK shipments of Microsoft’s brand-new tablet offering, the Surface with Windows RT, have experienced delays. The company will offer recompense to its unhappy patrons by offering a £50 voucher that can be cashed in on the Windows Store. No reason has been given for the delay.

Early pre-orders of the RT-powered tablet will not reach UK shores until next week as the software developer has had problems shipping units abroad. UK Surface orders were originally set to be fulfilled on 26 October, a deadline which has since been revised for 2 November.

Microsoft had previously refuted the reported disturbance to its shipping schedule, though there was an apparent miscommunication, as the tablets only began to ship on 26 October.

The computing giant has now sent out an apology to aggrieved customers, which is accompanied by a £50 voucher code that can be redeemed in the Windows Store.

Delays have also hit shipments to Canada, with the Redmond, Washington-based company also offering a $50 CAD voucher to its customers there.

New orders for the £399 32GB tablet now have an estimated three week waiting period. Meanwhile, the more expensive £559 64GB version is less in demand and consequently does not have such a long wait time.

For more details, check out our review of Microsoft Surface with Windows RT.