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MrAlan

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#140950 25-Feb-2014 12:05
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Are they really that high in demand or does Microsoft just not care about NZ enough to bother supplying us with any stock.

I went into Harvey Normans again today, after being told they were expecting a shipment late Feb, to now being told that shipment is coming late March....

How do they expect to sell any if they don't supply any to sell??

Any good alternatives to the Surface Pro 2?

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  #994175 25-Feb-2014 15:10
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I have been selling lots of Surface Pro 2 through the NZ Commercial resellers - please contact me if you want a contact of where to buy from

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  #994176 25-Feb-2014 15:11
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Dell Venue Pro 11 is a good alternative

as is Toshiba z10t

I look after all the different Windows tablet going into Commercial customers in NZ. Happy to arrange loan/trial/eval units of any of those for you/your customers

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  #994207 25-Feb-2014 15:43
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Thanks, I've just been looking for it as a personal purchase at this point and have already been in contact with TTS, NewEra and Cyclone.
TTS  seeming to only have supply of the older units with the i5-4200U. I called Cyclone today and they say they only can get stock of the 256GB model - which I'm considering, but might be a bit overkill for my needs and I never heard back from NewEraIT.

As I work in a school it was also going to act as kind of ambassador for Windows tablets in the school (we already have a range of Chromebook / iPads ) so I might at some stage take you up on your evaluation offer.

Just looking at the Toshiba and Dell, the Toshiba is well outside my price range and the cheaper one is a bit low spec. Part of the appeal of the Surface for me was the inclusion of the Wacom stylus to inspire me to get back into my drawing, and the Dell stylus seems a bit flunky from the reviews.





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  #994210 25-Feb-2014 15:47
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Pretty sure it is not just NZ, there are supply constraints worldwide apparently (that's the guff from some salespeople in retail stores).

New model coming?? They don't know, but it is good scuttlebutt to start.

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  #994245 25-Feb-2014 16:26
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trig42: Pretty sure it is not just NZ, there are supply constraints worldwide apparently (that's the guff from some salespeople in retail stores).

New model coming?? They don't know, but it is good scuttlebutt to start.


haha the guff I got was that it is so popular it is hard to keep them in stock :)

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  #994268 25-Feb-2014 16:44
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What to believe??

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  #994271 25-Feb-2014 16:47
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Dell xps 12




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  #994274 25-Feb-2014 16:50
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We have an order in for work through JB Hifi (commercial? not sure) at the moment for the 256GB storage/8GB RAM units. Were supposed to have been here around Christmas, then in January, Then at the end of Feb, now... who knows. If the OP is saying late March, I would believe it. They seem to be like unicorn poop at this point.

If you have a choice, maybe the Vaio Tap 11 could be a good one to look at.
http://www.sony.co.nz/product/svt11215cg




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  #994316 25-Feb-2014 18:23
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paulmilbank: We have an order in for work through JB Hifi (commercial? not sure) at the moment for the 256GB storage/8GB RAM units. Were supposed to have been here around Christmas, then in January, Then at the end of Feb, now... who knows. If the OP is saying late March, I would believe it. They seem to be like unicorn poop at this point.

If you have a choice, maybe the Vaio Tap 11 could be a good one to look at.
http://www.sony.co.nz/product/svt11215cg


contact me, we've had Surface Pro 2 256GB in stock in NZ Commercial resellers for months

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  #994318 25-Feb-2014 18:25
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MrAlan: Thanks, I've just been looking for it as a personal purchase at this point and have already been in contact with TTS, NewEra and Cyclone.
TTS  seeming to only have supply of the older units with the i5-4200U. I called Cyclone today and they say they only can get stock of the 256GB model - which I'm considering, but might be a bit overkill for my needs and I never heard back from NewEraIT.

As I work in a school it was also going to act as kind of ambassador for Windows tablets in the school (we already have a range of Chromebook / iPads ) so I might at some stage take you up on your evaluation offer.

Just looking at the Toshiba and Dell, the Toshiba is well outside my price range and the cheaper one is a bit low spec. Part of the appeal of the Surface for me was the inclusion of the Wacom stylus to inspire me to get back into my drawing, and the Dell stylus seems a bit flunky from the reviews.




Surface Pro 2 128GB will be in stock at commercial resellers from around the end of this week

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  #1002054 10-Mar-2014 11:28
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I ordered the 256GB model from Harvey Norman on 27th Feb 2014

They are not sure when it will arrive, and mentioned they would contact me 15 days after the order was placed.

I talked to JBHifi and got a very similar message from them, in that they do not know when stock will arrive.

Hopefully MS can manufacture more, I don't want to wait months for this thing.

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  #1002056 10-Mar-2014 11:33
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If anyone is looking for a Surface Pro 2, I have an 8GB/256 model available,  As new condition, barely used.  It's the newer, slightly faster model.  I'm in the Wellington region.

Any reasonable offer considered, PM me.

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  #1002069 10-Mar-2014 11:56
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nathan:
MrAlan: Thanks, I've just been looking for it as a personal purchase at this point and have already been in contact with TTS, NewEra and Cyclone.
TTS  seeming to only have supply of the older units with the i5-4200U. I called Cyclone today and they say they only can get stock of the 256GB model - which I'm considering, but might be a bit overkill for my needs and I never heard back from NewEraIT.

As I work in a school it was also going to act as kind of ambassador for Windows tablets in the school (we already have a range of Chromebook / iPads ) so I might at some stage take you up on your evaluation offer.

Just looking at the Toshiba and Dell, the Toshiba is well outside my price range and the cheaper one is a bit low spec. Part of the appeal of the Surface for me was the inclusion of the Wacom stylus to inspire me to get back into my drawing, and the Dell stylus seems a bit flunky from the reviews.




Surface Pro 2 128GB will be in stock at commercial resellers from around the end of this week

Hi Nathan,

Can you PM me which commercial resellers have these? I am after a few.

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  #1002082 10-Mar-2014 12:55
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Talk to Cyclone Computers. We just got our delivered from there. Really stoked with the service from them and advise from Nathan.




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  #1002085 10-Mar-2014 13:01
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send me an email and I can make the intro. If you're a NZ business rolling out Surface Pro or any other Windows Tablets I'm here to help you

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