Unfortunately, here in Germany (at least in the part where I live) it appears the 256/8GB version is permanently out of stock and delivery from the USA is going to take months not weeks. The Microsoft sales guy in the MediaMarket store told me, when I made the order, it'll take 2 months, I did not believe him... now I do I wish I could have got the Surface Pro 2, but unfortunatley I need the 8 GB for my workload and I cannot wait any longer for this. I will continue my research to get a somewhat equivalent device. I wish Microsoft take note of this and somehow work to fix their out-of-stock situation in places outside the USA. I also fear if I do eventually get the device, if ANYTHING goes wrong with the device, the replacement will again takes me weeks or months because it's the 8GB configuration... unfortunate. Cheers.