Microsoft Surface Pro Windows 8 Pro tablet is now available in Malaysia for RM2749 (64GB) and RM3049 (128) at participating retail outlets from 7 June 2013 onwards.
Microsoft Surface RT was launched in Malaysia in April 2013. It has pre-installed MS Office Home and Student 2013 RT but only support Windows 8 apps. You cannot install Windows 7 desktop software onto it. On the other hand, Surface Pro runs full version Windows 8 Pro which support all Windows 8 apps as well as Windows desktop software.
“The Surface Pro will be especially appealing to corporations and businesses who are looking for a lightweight, durable, powerful device that is specifically designed with additional enterprise-grade security features, as well as optimized to work with in-house applications they may already have.”, said Carlos Lacerda, Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia.
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Surface Pro specs
Surface Pro is a 10.6-inch Full HD touchscreen display (1920×1080 pixels) tablet computer powered by Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 8 Pro operating system. Two 720p cameras (front- and rear-facing).
Surface Pro support WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity, as well as full size USB 3.0 port, microSDXC card slot, headset jack, Mini DisplayPort. Weight 2 lbs (907 gram).
A Surface Pen is included allows you to do draw and take notes with your handwriting on the Surface Pro.
Surface Pro price
Surface Pro is available in 64GB and 128GB, the retail prices is RM2749 and RM3049 respectively. Keyboard cover is not included. You can buy touch cover (black, white, cryan, red, magenta) at RM379. Black type cover is RM409.
Where to buy Surface Pro in Malaysia?
Microsoft Surface series can be purchased nationwide from: Challenger Malaysia, Harvey Norman, Thunder Match Technology, SNS Network. Please check the retail locations in the following table:
LiewCF’s Buying Advice
Take note on the “usable storage space” when you are buying Windows 8 tablet because recovery partition, Windows 8 OS, and pre-installed software could taking up many space. You may also need to consider the additional cost of Microsoft keyboard cover when buying Surface Pro.
More and more different Windows 8 tablet models are available in the market now. I’d suggest you to visit the retailers mentioned and check out the Surface Pro and other Windows 8 tablets before swiping your card.