Yesterday, Microsoft confirmed that we’ll be seeing Windows 8 and devices running the operating system this October, but it looks like there’s a chance we won’t see enough Microsoft Surface tablets at launch. According to the folks at DigiTimes (who aren’t always on the dot with their rumors), Microsoft is suffering from low production yields due to the company working with a “second-tier” chassis supplier that has trouble producing enough units to match what Microsoft is expecting.

Apparently the Microsoft Surface’s VaporMg case that is made from Magnesium isn’t easy to produce, and the company wants 5 million Surface units by the end of the year. As usual, Microsoft hasn’t responded to these rumors so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens when the Surface finally arrives. Be sure to check out our first impression of the Microsoft Surface if you’re keen finding out more about this Windows 8 tablet.

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