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Topic # 114403 18-Feb-2013 22:09 Send private message

Anyone has any ideas When Windows Surface Pro will be available in NZ? I can't seem to find any news on the website. Don't know if anyone in Geekzone is interested to get this device?






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  Reply # 765468 18-Feb-2013 22:12 Send private message

I am moving this discussion to correct forum. WHY, WHY did you create in "Geekzone"?






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  Reply # 765592 19-Feb-2013 09:24 Send private message

thanks. freitasm.
somehow, I missed the Microsoft Windows section in the forum.

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  Reply # 765646 19-Feb-2013 11:14 Send private message

I'm wondering the same thing. I've since got in contact with JB Hifi, Harvey Norman seeing as both these stores in Aus have the surface. Both told me they have no idea when they'll be coming to NZ.

I got in contact with Microsoft NZ and they told me to keep an eye on PCWorld as they will have any news if/when the surface comes to NZ. Not entirely helpful...

There are a few stores that have imported them. Top end of expensive though!

http://pricespy.co.nz/search.php?query=microsoft+surface




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  Reply # 765656 19-Feb-2013 11:33 Send private message

You meant to link to Geekzone Prices obviously? ;)





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  Reply # 765673 19-Feb-2013 11:45 Send private message

I was told by Microsoft themselves that they will not be bringing them into NZ and would not support them in NZ and they strongly advised against importing one yourself as you would have no support.




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  Reply # 765676 19-Feb-2013 11:47 Send private message

I don't really believe that. It will only be a matter of time before the likes of JB Hifi and Harvey Norman bring them across the ditch. Microsoft also just opened them up to another 17 countries the other day, so I doubt they'd stop now.




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Reply # 765694 19-Feb-2013 12:09 Send private message

CYaBro: I was told by Microsoft themselves that they will not be bringing them into NZ and would not support them in NZ and they strongly advised against importing one yourself as you would have no support.


Are you serious?


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  Reply # 765703 19-Feb-2013 12:26 Send private message

I was just told by their PR folks no information is available if or when these will be available in New Zealand.





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  Reply # 765742 19-Feb-2013 13:06 Send private message

Given the fantastic levels of promotion and support that windows phone received and their simply amazing marketplace experience we receive I'm sure Microsoft will do a great job bringing the surface pro here


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  Reply # 765753 19-Feb-2013 13:36 Send private message

The surface pro doesn't even have 3G. That makes it an expensive paper weight in my eyes.

My iPad would be a fraction as useful if it didn't have 3G.




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  Reply # 765757 19-Feb-2013 13:38 Send private message

3G data pricing and caps are still so ridiculous in this country that there is still no point in using it. At least in Wellington we have free wifi to use. Saves blowing my 50mb data cap in 2 minutes.




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  Reply # 765759 19-Feb-2013 13:39 Send private message

It costs $20 for 1GB mobile data on 2degrees. If you think $20 is too expensive you shouldn't be thinking of a new tablet...





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  Reply # 765765 19-Feb-2013 13:46 Send private message

Which turns into $40+ when you add calling/text. Even on their $39 pay monthly it's still only 750mb. 




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  Reply # 765767 19-Feb-2013 13:51 Send private message

Kingy: Which turns into $40+ when you add calling/text. Even on their $39 pay monthly it's still only 750mb. 


No it isn't. You can buy a 1GB data pack for $20 on pay as you go without a post paid plan and without buying any other services.




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  Reply # 765771 19-Feb-2013 13:52 Send private message

Also, Telecom do a 3GB data pack for $60 that lasts 90 days. So 1GB month @ $20. On prepaid.




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