So I stopped by my local Microsoft Store hoping to see the Encore2 Write on display so I could play with the Pen. Unfortunately it wasn't on display....just those worthless HP Stream cheaplets everywhere. I asked one of the store clerks about it.....and it seemed like he had passing knowledge of the tablet ("The one with the pen right?") he said that he knew they didn't have any in stock, but he would check their inventory site to see if any of the other Microsoft Stores would have it in stock, or at least what dates they would come to stores. He checked and said there was no SKU number for it, and no physical store has it and its only for Sale on-line. And he said that it doesn't look like this specific tablet will ever hit the physical stores. Kind of disappointing, but for me anyway perhaps this is for the best. I'm a horrible impulse buyer and having it hand makes the purchase easier, and $350 for yet another Baytrail tablet is the least thing I need. Rather put the money towards the companion 2.