Microsoft in Surface Pro 3 distribution deal with ECS and Ingram Micro in Malaysia
By Digital News Asia March 31, 2015
- ECS to handle consumer channel, Ingram Micro aims at commercial channel
- Surface Pro 3 is available in 28 markets around the world, including Singapore
MICROSOFT Malaysia has signed nationwide distribution agreements with ECS Astar Sdn Bhd and Ingram Micro Malaysia Sdn Bhd for the Surface Pro 3.
With that, ECS and Ingram Micro are the official distributors in Malaysia for the consumer and commercial channels respectively.
ECS will now distribute the Surface Pro 3 through an extended list of retail stores, while Ingram Micro will distribute the device through additional commercial resellers, Microsoft Malaysia said in a statement.
Both consumers and businesses can log on to www.microsoft.com.my/surfaceoffer to find out the latest promotional offers for the Surface Pro 3, which was launched locally last August.
Surface Pro 3 is available in 28 markets around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand and Malaysia.
Surface Pro 3 brings together the convenience of a tablet with the power and performance of a laptop, a value proposition that appeals to the Malaysian market, Microsoft Malaysia claimed.
According to research firm IDC's latest prediction, Microsoft's Windows 2-in-1 devices – the most visible example being the best-selling Surface Pro 3 – are expected to spur growth with the impending arrival of the company's latest operating system, Windows 10, this year.
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IDC's latest estimate expects worldwide shipments of Windows-powered tablets and 2-in-1s to reach 16.3 million in 2015. By 2019, IDC predicts makers will ramp up shipment to 38 million Windows tablets and 2-in-1s, boosting the operating system’s share of the market markedly from 5.1% in 2015 to 14.1% in 2019.
The Surface Pro 3 comes with a 12-inch ClearType Full HD display, 4th-generation Intel Core processor and up to 8GB of RAM.
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