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  Reply # 824065 23-May-2013 12:23
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This might be a silly question, but just wondering if someone who has a surface pro can check to see if it will tether to an iphone via bluetooth (turn off wifi, but enable tethering and select USB and Bluetooth when prompted).

Also, with the prices bandied around am just wondering what additional things the average user might need to purchase to make the device usable and if these kind of things will be available at launch time. For example, with my IPad I have a bluetooth keyboard, a cygnet case that also makes a good stand (I know the pro has a built in stand), some screen protector stickons and an additional charging cable/dock.

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  Reply # 824073 23-May-2013 12:33
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TwoSeven: This might be a silly question, but just wondering if someone who has a surface pro can check to see if it will tether to an iphone via bluetooth (turn off wifi, but enable tethering and select USB and Bluetooth when prompted).

Also, with the prices bandied around am just wondering what additional things the average user might need to purchase to make the device usable and if these kind of things will be available at launch time. For example, with my IPad I have a bluetooth keyboard, a cygnet case that also makes a good stand (I know the pro has a built in stand), some screen protector stickons and an additional charging cable/dock.

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If Windows 8 can tether Surface Pro can tether, I do it over WiFi but never tried BT myself

With mine I have a Touch Cover and Type Cover

The retailers sell accessories like Incipio cases in all the different Touch Cover colours, chargers (both Pro & RT chargers will work), Surface Wedge Microsoft BT mice, Extra Stylus, HDMI / VGA out dongles, USB3 gigabit Ethernet adapters, screen protectors etc

Personally I don't bother with screen protector myself since my keyboard covers the screen when I carry around

If you're in Auckland your welcome to come into the Micosoft office and see any of those accessories on my Surface Pro if you want.

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  Reply # 824220 23-May-2013 17:15
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Thanks for your reply, I don't travel to Auckland these days but thanks for your offer.

If I can get some hands-on time in-store I can probably solve all of my questions.




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  Reply # 824624 24-May-2013 11:21
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Just while I remember, can one enable Hyper-V on it?




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  Reply # 824628 24-May-2013 11:25
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TwoSeven: Just while I remember, can one enable Hyper-V on it?


Indeed yes you can (!)

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  Reply # 825175 25-May-2013 12:31
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  Reply # 825177 25-May-2013 12:33
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will be available from all 3 Surface retailers

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  Reply # 828233 30-May-2013 11:51
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Microsoft NZ launches tablet that boasts the power of a PC

With the grunt and capability of a laptop and the mobility of a tablet, Microsoft’s Surface Pro is now available in New Zealand.

Surface Pro provides customers with a fully functional PC that looks, feels and acts like a tablet. It allows them to do virtually everything they can do on a PC, ranging from using their favourite desktop apps to enjoying the protection of world-class safety and security software.

With a starting recommended retail price of $1349, Surface Pro will be available at Harvey Norman, JB HiFi and Noel Leeming.

Frazer Scott, Director; Marketing and Operations Microsoft New Zealand, says that Surface Pro is perfect for the person or business that wants a laptop and a tablet, but doesn’t want the weight or hassle of owning both devices.

“We know that people who are out and about need a fast and familiar way to view, present and create, as well as staying connected with their email, apps, calendars, social networks, music and games. Surface Pro delivers on all these needs, which makes it a unique and desirable device for both consumers and businesses,” he says.

“Lifestyle is as important as work needs when you choose your technology. At about the size of an A4 diary and lighter than a gym water bottle, it’s a tablet you can take anywhere and do anything using the software you know and trust.”

The Surface Pro offers an ultra light durable casing and an integrated kickstand and cover that allows users to be productive anywhere, as well as a full-sized USB port and microSDXC card slot for adding additional storage and a 16:9 widescreen high-definition display that makes it optimal for viewing and sharing content easily*.

“Following the Surface RT launch in March, the introduction of Surface Pro is an exciting development for our customers. Windows 8 really comes alive on Surface and customers can now take full advantage of the power of Surface Pro, the features of Windows 8 Pro, and the ability to run apps from the Windows Store as well as legacy software.” says Dean Edwards, Windows Business Group Manager, Microsoft New Zealand.

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.

Key features

• Surface Pro is a 64-bit tablet PC that combines beauty, power, and mobility with up to 128GB of storage and is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor.
• Weighing less than a kilo, and at only 13.5mm thin, the Surface Pro represents impressive power in a small package.
• Combining the security and manageability that you would expect from Microsoft, the Surface Pro features BitLocker which encrypts hard drive data, helping to keep information safe.
• With an ability to install applications and connect with accessories and printers, the Surface Pro makes it easy to work in the office or remotely.
• Perfect for connecting to big screens and displays for presentations, or sharing favourite videos or images, the Surface Pro can easily plug into the display port with an HD Digital AV or VGA Adapter.

Pricing

Surface Pro 64GB RRP $1349
Surface Pro 128GB RRP $1499




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  Reply # 828281 30-May-2013 13:37
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Am trying to get the surface pro to tether to the iphone 4s via bluetooth tethering. If anyone has managed this, can they give me some pointers?

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Edit: Solved (couple of minutes after posting):-

On Iphone turn off wifi and turn on bluetooth, turn on hotspot and select bluetooth and USB (this is what I do for tethering to ipad). Pair with Surface (not sure how I managed that).

Control Panel, Devices and Printers, right click the phone device and select 'connect via..' and hotspot. Took a couple of attempts but it managed to connect.




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  Reply # 828698 31-May-2013 11:30
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Surface Pro available now! And $100 off the RT! Plus Noel Leeming are offering the RT with any colour touch cover at the same price as black! Nice Smile

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  Reply # 828702 31-May-2013 11:36
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Can confirm the same price/deal at JB HI-fi.




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  Reply # 828792 31-May-2013 13:09
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The surface pro was available yesterday. I got mine from Noel Leeming in chch, although the store I was in didn't realise they had them until they checked inventory. I got the store I was in to set one up on display as well (because I wanted to see it first).

Am quite happy with it (typing this post on it) with the exception is that it wont hold a Bluetooth connection so my network keeps going offline.

I have the type keyboard which is taking some adjusting to as I am a touch typist, have discovered that I need to use the ends of my fingers and ensure I get a good click, but starting to speed up now without missing keystrokes.

Edit:  I just noticed that the forum post date at the top of this post is incorrect.  It is showing the 30th, but today is the 31st.




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  Reply # 828832 31-May-2013 15:20
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TwoSeven: Edit:  I just noticed that the forum post date at the top of this post is incorrect.  It is showing the 30th, but today is the 31st.


Go to your profile and change the timezone.





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  Reply # 828841 31-May-2013 15:36
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freitasm:
TwoSeven: Edit:  I just noticed that the forum post date at the top of this post is incorrect.  It is showing the 30th, but today is the 31st.


Go to your profile and change the timezone.



Off topic I know, but could you not have determined the time zone from the country/state selected, or alternatively, how about using a conventional time zone selection method.  Looking down a list of very similar date and times to spot the number that was different is not all that inspiring :)





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  Reply # 829014 31-May-2013 20:11
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JB HiFi Auckland CBD, Queens street have one on display to touch, feel, swipe and er buy.




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