Surface RT to come to New Zealand in March – Pro to follow soon -Updated
Microsoft have just announced via a press release that New Zealand along with 6 other countries will get the surface RT device in March with the Surface Pro to follow soon. There is no fixed date for the release of the Surface Pro in New Zealand.
From a New Zealand perspective we will be seeing the Surface RT arrive to consumers at JB Hifi and Harvey Normans for $739.00 RRP.
- Surface RT 32GB – $739.00
- Surface RT 64GB – $899.00
- Surface RT 32GB + Touch Cover – $899.00
- Surface RT 64GB + Touch Cover – $1,049.00
- Touch Cover – $184.99
- Type Cover – $199.99
- 24W Power Supply – $59.99
- VGA Adapter – $59.99
- HD Digital AV Adapter – $59.99
The geeksphere team did video review of the surface pro and surface rt devices recently which you can watch below.
Surface RT Specs
|OperatingSystem||Windows RT; Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote) .3 Works exclusively with apps available in the Windows Store.|
|Exterior||10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37”
Dark Titanium color
Volume and power buttons
|Storage||32 GB;4 64 GB|
|Display||10.6″ ClearType HD Display
|CPU||Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3
2 GB of RAM
Bluetooth 4.0 technology
|Cameras and A/V||Two 720p HD LifeCams, front- and rear-facing
|Ports||Full-size USB 2.0
microSDXC card slot
HD video out port
|Sensors||Ambient light sensor
|Power Supply||24W power supply|
|Warranty||One-year limited hardware warranty|
|Apps (included)||Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview3 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote); Windows Mail and Messaging; SkyDrive; Internet Explorer 10; Bing; Xbox Music, Video and Games.|
Official Press Release from Microsoft
Microsoft Surface Family Continues Worldwide Expansion Feb. 28, 2013 Surface RT and Surface Pro headed to new countries starting late March.
REDMOND, Wash. – Feb. 28, 2013 – Microsoft Corp. today announced that beginning late March the rollout of Surface will continue, bringing Surface RT with Windows RT to Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan and Surface Pro with Windows 8 Pro to Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the United Kingdom in the coming months.
“We are eager to see people and businesses in more countries get a chance to experience this new category of devices,” said Panos Panay, corporate vice president, Microsoft Surface. “Surface is the best of a tablet and a PC.”
Surface is an extension of the Windows experience, letting customers work, play and connect with the people who matter to them. Surface lets customers transition between entertainment and creation. It offers an ultralight durable casing and an integrated kickstand and cover that allow customers to be productive anywhere, as well as a full-sized USB port and microSDXC card slot for adding additional storage and a 16:9 widescreen high-definition display that makes it optimal for viewing and sharing content easily.
Surface RT is best described as a tablet with some laptop capabilities that weaves productivity and mobility into one beautiful product. It is great for those people looking for all-day battery life* and an entertainment-first experience with the ability to still get work done. Surface Pro is comparable to a full-blown Windows laptop that also boasts tablet capabilities. For the first time, customers can have a fully functional PC that looks, feels and acts like a tablet. With Surface Pro, customers can do virtually everything they have ever done on a PC, ranging from using their favorite desktop applications to enjoying the protection of world-class safety and security software.