Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




28 posts

Geek


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?






View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | ... | 12
BDFL - Memuneh
57843 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 9450

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  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"?






28 posts

Geek


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

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

 

 



387 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 31


  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




Web development blog: http://www.devhour.net
Follow me on twitter: @JAGracie

BDFL - Memuneh
57843 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 9450

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

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

You meant to link to Geekzone Prices obviously? ;)





2705 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 196


  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.




387 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 31


  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.




Web development blog: http://www.devhour.net
Follow me on twitter: @JAGracie



28 posts

Geek


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?


BDFL - Memuneh
57843 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 9450

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  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.





2090 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 848


  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


.....

Awesome
4733 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1025

Trusted
Subscriber

  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.




Twitter: ajobbins


387 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 31


  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.




Web development blog: http://www.devhour.net
Follow me on twitter: @JAGracie

BDFL - Memuneh
57843 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 9450

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  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...





387 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 31


  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. 




Web development blog: http://www.devhour.net
Follow me on twitter: @JAGracie

Awesome
4733 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1025

Trusted
Subscriber

  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.




Twitter: ajobbins


Awesome
4733 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1025

Trusted
Subscriber

  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.




Twitter: ajobbins


 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | ... | 12
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

National AI group launching next month
Posted 25-May-2017 09:54


New Zealand Digital Future, according to tech companies
Posted 25-May-2017 09:51


New Microsoft Surface Pro delivers outstanding battery life, performance
Posted 25-May-2017 09:34


Garmin VIRB 360 brings immersive 360-degree 5.7K camera experience
Posted 25-May-2017 09:30


Telecommunications monitoring report: Are you being served?
Posted 24-May-2017 11:54


NetValue partners with CRM Provider SugarCRM
Posted 23-May-2017 20:04


Terabyte looms as Vocus users download 430GB a month
Posted 19-May-2017 14:51


2degrees tips into profit after seven lean years
Posted 19-May-2017 09:47


2degrees growth story continues
Posted 17-May-2017 15:25


Symantec Blocks 22 Million Attempted WannaCry Ransomware Attacks Globally
Posted 17-May-2017 12:41


HPE Unveils Computer Built for the Era of Big Data
Posted 17-May-2017 12:39


Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus review: Beautiful, feature-packed
Posted 16-May-2017 20:14


After ten years of mail pain Spark is done with Yahoo
Posted 15-May-2017 13:12


Warnings from security firms: do not click that link or risk your computer being infected
Posted 15-May-2017 10:11


Pushpay named NZ Hi-Tech Company of the Year 2017
Posted 15-May-2017 09:59



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.