Surface Pro 3 Price in Malaysia

Surface Pro 3 in Malaysia
Surface Pro 3 in Malaysia
Surface Pro 3 in Malaysia

Surface Pro 3 tablet computer with Windows 8.1 Pro is officially available in Malaysia from 28 August 2014. Price start from RM2729, exclude RM409 type cover.

Surface Pro 3 price & availability in Malaysia

Surface Pro 3 price in Malaysia starts from RM 2,729 (Intel Core i3, 64GB, 4GB RAM version) up to RM6,779 for highest specs (Intel Core i7, 512GB, 8GB RAM).

  • RM 2,729 – Intel Core i3, 64GB, 4GB RAM
  • RM 3,299 – Intel Core i5, 128GB, 4GB RAM
  • RM 4,199 – Intel Core i5, 256GB, 8GB RAM
  • RM 4,999 – Intel Core i7, 256GB, 8GB RAM
  • RM 6,779 – Intel Core i7, 512GB, 8GB RAM

All Surface Pro 3 prices exclude the essential Surface Pro Type Cover, which will cost you extra RM409.

You can buy Surface Pro 3 in Malaysia from the following Microsoft retailers and resellers:

  • Aone Plus Supplies & Services
  • Harvey Norman
  • Machanics Sdn Bhd
  • PC Image Sdn Bhd
  • Senheng Electric & senQ Digital Station
  • SNS Network
  • Thunder Match Technology
  • Viewnet Computer System

Surface Pro 3 accessories price list:

  • Surface Pro Type Cover – RM409
  • Surface Pen – RM139
  • 36W power supply – RM249
  • Surface Ethernet adapter – RM159
  • Surface Pro 3 docking station – (available for pre-order)

About Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft’s latest hybrid tablet (laplet) computer running Windows 8.1 Pro.

It has a 12-inch touch display with 2160×1440 pixels (216 ppi) and powered by 4th generation Intel Core processor family (i3, i5, i7). Available storage option available from 64GB to 512GB, with microSD slot supporting up to 128GB. The build-in kickstand has multiple positions capable of opening up to 150 degrees.

The laplet has dual 5.0 megapixel cameras on rear and front, as well as, a full size USB 3.0 port, a Mini DisplayPort, and a headset jack. It has front-facing stereo speakers and dual microphones. A Surface Pen with pressure sensitivity included.

The battery life last up to 9 hours of web browsing on single charge. It is only 800g weight.

Thoughts

I wonder why don’t Microsoft just include the Surface Pro Type Cover with Surface Pro 3 as a bundle? So far I don’t see other third-party keyboard cover for Surface Pro 3 yet. Yes, you can use any bluetooth keyboard with Surface Pro 3.

The included Surface Pen is a gift if you want to take hand-written notes or drawing with pen on tablet. I have a Windows 8 tablet computer with pen, too. How often do I use the pen? None. Yet, my wife, who is a lecturer, would love to have a digital pen to make remarks on notes.

Surface Pro 3 processor, RAM, and storage are not user upgradable. I will avoid Intel i3 64GB version because Windows 8.1 Pro and Microsoft Office would taken up most of the space already.

Surface Pro 3 (Intel Core i7) seems to have over-heating problem and Microsoft promises a software fix.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is not your budget computer. It is for those who wants a lightweight Windows tablet computer with digital pen and don’t mind to pay more.

6 New Microsoft Malaysia Surface Tablets Commercial Resellers

6 Authorized Surface Commercial Resellers with Azizah Ali
6 Authorized Surface Commercial Resellers with Azizah Ali
6 Authorized Surface Commercial Resellers with Azizah Ali

Microsoft Malaysia appoints 6 new authorized commercial resellers to the Microsoft Devices Program on 1st October 2013. The six commercial resellers are:

  1. Alphamatic Systems Sdn Bhd – business technology company that provides end-to-nd solution to corporate customers in Malaysia since 1983.
  2. CTC Global Sdn Bhd – support its customers from 23 service centers with 600 IT professionals in Malaysia.
  3. Felda Prodata Systems Sdn Bhd – market computer hardware and ICT solutions to government agencies, GLCs, corporate and services sectors. 16 support offices and 3 main branches in Malaysia.
  4. Jardine OneSolution Sdn Bhd – leading provider of integrated IT solutions in Asia for over 50 years.
  5. Night Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd – provides nationwide support to customers who possess PCs and related peripherals, ICT security and management, and data center solution, as well as, product and services for Extra Low voltage System structured cabling.
  6. Sistem RKK Sdn Bhd – focus on business IT solutions requirement of the enterprises. Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

These commercial resellers can sell Microsoft devices to commercial, education and public sector customers but not consumers or retailers. In addition to offering Microsoft’s extended warranty and accidental damage, these resellers bring a variety of additional value-added services to the Surface family including asset tagging, custom imaging, kitting, onsite service and support, device recycling and data protection.

Microsoft Malaysia also announced that Ingram Micro Malaysia Sdn Bhd would serve as the sole distributor to the authorized commercial device resellers.

Ingram Micro Inc. is a Fortune 100 company, the largest global wholesale technology distributor by net sales, and global leader in IT supply chain management, mobile device life-cycle services and logistics solutions.

With the addition to Malaysia, Microsoft have announced commercial channel availability for Surface in total 29 countries, including other 6 countries in Asia Pacific region: Hong Kong, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

More authorized Surface retailers

Malaysian consumers can buy their Surface devices through one of the 11 Malaysia Surface authorized retailers:

  1. Challenger Technologies
  2. Harvey Norman Malaysia
  3. SNS Network
  4. Thunder Match Technology
  5. Aone Plus Supplies & Services
  6. IT One Superstore
  7. Machanics
  8. MTCS Group
  9. PC Image
  10. SenQ
  11. Viewnet Computer System

For more details about Surface, visit http://www.Surface.com/my.

Malaysia Surface RT is Now RM450 Cheaper, Starts from RM1099

Surface RT Malaysia Price
Surface RT Malaysia Price
Surface RT Malaysia Price (screenshot taken from Challenger)

Follow the Surface RT price cut in U.S. on July 14, all Surface RT models in Malaysia receives RM450 price cut.

The 32GB Surface RT price was RM1549, now sells for RM1099 (29% discount). The 64GB Surface RT model also get RM450 off, now sells for RM1399 (was RM1849) or 24% discount.

Refer the following table for Surface RT prices before and now:

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Surface RT, Before, Now, Save
32GB, RM 1549, RM 1099, RM 450 (29%)
64GB, RM 1849, RM 1399, RM 450 (24%)
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Note that no discount for Surface RT accessories’ price, such as Touch Cover (RM379), Type Cover (RM409), etc.

You still get Surface RT + Black Touch Cover combo by topping up RM300 (same price) on the Surface RT device price.

SEE ALSO: Microsoft Surface RT Price and Availability in Malaysia

A quick checks at Microsoft Surface RT retail partners, LiewCF notices that Challenger and SNS Network have updated Surface RT tablets to the latest prices, while ThunderMatch and Harvey Norman are still listing the former prices.

The Surface Pro remains the same price: RM2749 (64GB) and RM3049 (128GB).

Surface RT specs

Surface RT tablet is powered by 1.3 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and 2GB RAM. The display is 10.6-inch with 1366×768 resolution. Dual 1.2MP cameras, one USB port, support microSDXC memory card and HD video output. WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. Battery life up to 8 hours and weight 680 grams.

Surface RT runs Windows RT can only run Windows Store apps, it does not support Windows desktop software. Surface RT is pre-installed free Office Home and Student 2013 RT.

Usable space in 32GB Surface RT is 15GB, and 45GB free space in 64GB Surface RT.

Thoughts

We know that Surface RT is poor-selling tablet. This Surface RT price cut might be the preparation for second-generation Surface RT devices. Microsoft is focusing on home-grown hardware now.

Tablet buying decision is not only about the hardware. Every tablet needs a great apps support. As for comparison, Windows Store app has only 80,000 apps, while Google Play app store has 850,000 Android apps and Apple App Store has 900,000 iOS apps. Go figure.

With the price cut, 32GB (15GB free space) Surface RT is now RM400 cheaper than 16GB (14GB free space) iPad with Retina display (RM1499) in Malaysia.

Will you buy Surface RT because it is cheaper now? Or, will you buy a Windows RT tablet?

[Source: Microsoft Surface, Malaysia, via LowYat.net]

Microsoft Surface Pro Now Available in Malaysia

Surface Pro with Type Cover and Surface Pen
Surface Pro with Type Cover and Surface Pen
Surface Pro with Type Cover and Surface Pen

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.

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:

malaysia surface retail locations
malaysia surface retail locations

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.

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Microsoft Surface RT Price and Availability in Malaysia

Surface RT photo
Surface RT photo
Surface RT photo

Microsoft Surface RT has officially launched in Malaysia on 25th April 2013. Read on to find out the Surface RT price and where to buy it, as well as Surface Pro release date.

Surface RT specs

Surface RT is powered by 1.3 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and 2GB RAM. The 10.6 5-point multitouch screen has a resolution of 1366×768.

Dual 1.2MP cameras, full-size USB port, microSDXC card slot and HD video out port. Support WiFi(802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0. Battery life up to 8 hours, weight 680 grams.

Microsoft OFfice Home and Student 2013 RT is preinstalled on Surface RT.

SEE ALSO: Everything We Know About the Microsoft’s Surface Tablet for Windows

Surface RT price in Malaysia

The Surface RT is suited for people from all walks of life
The Surface RT is suited for people from all walks of life

Surface RT 32GB price is RM1549, 64GB model is RM1849. Add RM300 for Touch Cover (black).

Touch cover is a Surface cover which double as a full multi-touch keyboard with trackpad. Touch Cover retail price is RM379, available in Black, White, Cyan colours.

If you prefer physical keyboard, the Type Cover (black) is RM409.

Other available accessories are Wedge Touch Mouse (RM219), 24W Power (RM149), VGA Adaptor (RM159), HD Digital AV Adaptor (RM159).

Where to buy Surface RT in Malaysia?

You can check out in person and buy Surface RT in Malaysia at 3 Microsoft retail partners’s stores: Challenger Malaysia, Harvey Norman, and Thunder Match Technology.

When is Surface Pro release date?

Microsoft Malaysia has confirmed the announcement on Surface Blog that Surface Pro will be available in Malaysia in June 2013.

Carlos Lacerda, Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia introducing the Surface RT
Carlos Lacerda, Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia introducing the Surface RT

“We are very excited to reveal that the Surface movement is truly underway – following Surface RT, we are thrilled to announce that Surface Pro will be coming to Malaysia next, by the end of June this year”, said Carlos Lacerda, Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia.

Surface Pro is powered by Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM and run Windows 8 Pro operating system. Unlike Surface RT, Surface Pro can run both Windows 8 apps as well as traditional deskstop software.

For more information, please visit http://www.Surface.com/my