The Surface Pro 3 is now available from JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman, according to Microsoft officials. There was no indication of the number of units that have been shipped, or how widely they have been spread across those companies' branches and franchised outlets.
Prices start at $979.
The new device is also available from MicrosoftStore.com, which is the only source of the $149 RED Surface Pro 3 type cover, a screen cover that incorporates a mechanical keyboard. The other colours - purple, blue, black and cyan - are offered more broadly.
Surface Pro 3 is aimed at people who want or need the convenience of a tablet and the power and functionality of a notebook. See iTWire's review of the Surface Pro 3.
If you're buying for your organisation, the message from Microsoft is 'speak to your authorised reseller.'
Coca-Cola Amatil and Fortescue Metals Group are participating in an early-adopter innovation program, and receive Surface Pro 3 units today, Microsoft officials stated.
Internationally, BMW Group, The Coca-Cola Company and LVMH - Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton are among the companies that have committed to Surface Pro 3.
BMW vice president of IT infrastructure Mario Mueller said "Surface Pro 3 is a truly innovative device that will replace both a tablet and a powerful laptop."