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Microsoft Surface is coming to New Zealand

Friday 1 March, 2013

Microsoft Surface is coming to New Zealand

Microsoft today announced New Zealand will be getting the Surface RT on Friday 15 March and Surface Pro over the coming months.

The Surface RT, which comes with the Windows RT operating system, will be available for consumers to buy from $739 RRP at JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman stores from Friday 15 March 2013.

"We are excited to offer Kiwis a chance to experience this new category of devices that bring together entertainment and personal productivity into a beautifully designed, highly mobile form factor," says Microsoft New Zealand Managing Director, Paul Muckleston.

"The Surface has been in hot demand overseas, and we are one of only a handful of countries where both the Surface RT and Surface Pro will be available within the coming months."

The exact date for release of the Surface Pro is yet to be announced.

“We’re excited that Microsoft is launching the Surface through our retail stores – we know that customers will love the chance to get hands on and experience the device firsthand," says Paul White, General Manager Harvey Norman New Zealand.

“It’s great to have Surface as part of our Windows 8 line up. It’s an excellent showcase of the possibilities of Windows 8,” adds Daryn Rickwood, General Manager JB Hi-Fi New Zealand.

Surface is an extension of the Windows experience, letting customers work, play and connect with the people who matter to them. Surface lets customers transition between entertainment and creation. It offers an ultralight durable casing and an integrated kickstand and cover that allow customers to be productive anywhere, as well as a full-sized USB port and microSD card slot for adding additional storage and a 16:9 widescreen high-definition display that makes it optimal for viewing and sharing content easily.

"The Surface RT offers a great mobile experience for consuming media, checking emails and app-based work, while the Surface Pro offers a comprehensive mobile computing experience via mobile centric apps, as well as processing power and functionality to run day-to-day desktop applications," adds Mr Muckleston.

Surface RT is best described as a tablet with some laptop capabilities that weaves productivity and mobility into one beautiful product. It is great for those people looking for all-day battery life1 and an entertainment-first experience with the ability to still get work done.

Microsoft has also announced the Surface RT will be available in Japan, Mexico, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan; and the Surface Pro is being released in Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom over the coming months.

Additional details on Surface are available at http://www.Surface.com, the Surface Blog and Surface on Facebook. Those interested can follow Surface on Twitter for additional updates.

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