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