Microsoft’s Surface RT to finally … er, surface in Malaysia
By Digital News Asia April 19, 2013
- First 300 customers at April 25 launch event to get RM300 worth of giveaways
- No announcement yet on when, or if, Surface Pro to launch in Malaysia
MICROSOFT Malaysia has announced that its highly anticipated Surface RT entry-level tablet computer will be available in Malaysia from April 25 onwards.
The RT device was one of two tablets the Redmond, Washington-based announced last year to lead the charge of its re-imagined operating system, Windows 8. The company has not announced any launch date for the more high-end Surface Pro.
“The anticipation for Surface has been exciting to see – we have already received a lot of interest from our consumers, clients and partners,” Microsoft Malaysia managing director Carlos Lacerda (pic) said.
The Surface RT will be launched on the evening of April 25 at Publika, a ‘lifestyle mall’ in Kuala Lumpur. The first 300 customers in line at the launch event to purchase Surface RT will also be rewarded with free giveaways worth at least RM300, Microsoft Malaysia said in a statement.
Following the launch, the device will be made available through selected stores nationwide from three participating retail partners: Challenger Malaysia, Harvey Norman and Thunder Match Technology.
Microsoft describes the Surface RT as having the portability of a tablet with many of the functionalities of a laptop. It features a Touch Cover that provides a super-thin, spill-resistant keyboard in a variety of colors, ultra-light durable casing and an integrated kickstand for hands-free entertainment.
Surface RT has the ability to run apps from the Windows Store, SkyDrive cloud connectivity, games, a full-size USB port, a microSDXC card slot for adding additional storage, a 16:9 widescreen high-definition display for optimal viewing and sharing content easily, as well as the productivity of Office Home & Student 2013. Battery life is typically eight hours, the company claims.
Additional details on Surface are available at http://www.Surface.com/my (which goes live on April 25), the Surface Blog and Surface on Facebook.
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