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 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

Microsoft’s Surface RT to Launch in Malaysia

Surface RT photo
Surface RT photo
Surface RT photo

Microsoft Malaysia has confirmed that Surface RT will be released in Malaysia on 25 April 2013. Free giveaways will be given to the first 300 customers at the launch event.

After months of waiting, Microsoft Surface RT will finally be available in Malaysia from 25 April 2013. It was released in USA on October 26, 2012. Still, Microsoft did not release Surface RT at the Windows 8 launch in Asiac Pacific in December 2012.

“We’re incredibly thrilled that Malaysians will soon be able to experience a new category of devices firsthand, beginning with Surface RT,” said Carlos Lacerda, Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia.

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Surface RT launch event

Surface RT will be launched in Malaysia on the evening of 25 April 2013 (Thursday) at Publika Shopping Gallery, Kuala Lumpur. The first 300 customers at the launch event will receive free giveaways worth at least RM300.

In conjunction with the launch party, Microsoft has some great activities lined up including special appearances by Mizz Nina, DJ Ben of Fly FM and the ELECOLDXHOT dance crew.

Surface RT will also be available through selected stores nationwide from Challenger Malaysia, Harvey Norman, and Thunder Match Technology.

What is Surface RT?

Surface RT is Microsoft branded 10.6-inch tablet running Windows RT operating system (can install Windows Store apps only). It is powered by 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and 2GB RAM.

Surface RT available in 32GB or 64GB storage capacity, however, up to 16GB used by system software. You can add storage space using the microSDXC card slot. It also includes a full-size USB port.

Office Home & Student 2013 RT (includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote apps) is free and pre-installed for Surface RT.

Dual cameras, both are 1.2 MegaPixel. Battery life is up to 8 hours. Surface RT weight 680g.

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

 

How much?

Microsoft Malaysia hasn’t revealed the official Surface RT price in Ringgit Malaysia yet. However, Surface RT 32GB is USD499 (RM1500)  and USD599 (RM1800) for 64GB version in USA. The optional touch cover cost USD100.

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Visit Surface.com.my for more information.