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  Reply # 804933 24-Apr-2013 14:17
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$1,723.85 inc GST for those wondering what the PB Tech price is. 128GB Model.




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  Reply # 804979 24-Apr-2013 14:51
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GBristow: I was seriously considering the pro but looking at the prices PBTech are offering for preorder I think they're going to be grossly overpriced. Might be worth waiting for prices to drop and bugs to be worked out.


look at the price difference between RT in US & NZ and you'll see there is basically no difference when you include GST

The 128GB Surface Pro I imported myself at launch cost me about $1300 NZ + GST

what bugs, its just a fast Tablet running Windows 8 ;)

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  Reply # 804987 24-Apr-2013 14:56
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Kingy: $1,723.85 inc GST for those wondering what the PB Tech price is. 128GB Model.


That's parallel imported, not the official price.





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  Reply # 805180 24-Apr-2013 22:07
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GBristow: I was seriously considering the pro but looking at the prices PBTech are offering for preorder I think they're going to be grossly overpriced. Might be worth waiting for prices to drop and bugs to be worked out.


"grossly overpriced".... compared to what? 

it is a tablet with powerful i5 cpu, 4gb ram, 64gb or 128gb ssd, full HD touch screen, USB3, dual 720p cameras, and more.

haven't seen too many devices with those specs at a 'low price point'




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Reply # 805246 24-Apr-2013 23:40
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Hi Freitasm
Thankyou for advising the release date of the Surface Pro in NZ. You have me all fizzed up now,so much so that I will have to sit down down quietly and have a cup of tea.
Seriously, even though not usually an early adaptor,I have been waiting for these to be released to replace an Andriod tablet resently sold off.
I was going to buy one in SanFrancisco in June when on holiday but would prefer to buy in NZ for backup and to get it sorted before we go. Unless it turns out to be silly money that is. I will do some comparisons when firm NZ price is advised.



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  Reply # 806760 28-Apr-2013 16:09
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freitasm: According to the Surface blog today, Surface Pro will be available in New Zealand before end of May.

I wonder if it will be good enough I could replace my laptop with it. It was great replacing the desktop with the ultrabook. The Surface RT is a great machine for light use, but want something for work.



Thanks for the updates. 

I was very disappointed with Microsoft Global releasing plan.
They are still very immature in term of manufacturing and setuping their distribution network. I see their strategy of releasing first RT version followed by Pro is a totally disaster and this also get most people confused with two version. 


Look how long does it take for Apple to bring their product to people around the world. Comparing with Microsoft, it is such a joke. Well, this just gives their competitors a perfect chance to catch up. You know what? I can't be bothered to wait till June for the Pro. I will go for HP.


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  Reply # 806868 28-Apr-2013 20:23
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rockzcm:
freitasm: According to the Surface blog today, Surface Pro will be available in New Zealand before end of May.

I wonder if it will be good enough I could replace my laptop with it. It was great replacing the desktop with the ultrabook. The Surface RT is a great machine for light use, but want something for work.



Thanks for the updates. 

I was very disappointed with Microsoft Global releasing plan.
They are still very immature in term of manufacturing and setuping their distribution network. I see their strategy of releasing first RT version followed by Pro is a totally disaster and this also get most people confused with two version. 


Look how long does it take for Apple to bring their product to people around the world. Comparing with Microsoft, it is such a joke. Well, this just gives their competitors a perfect chance to catch up. You know what? I can't be bothered to wait till June for the Pro. I will go for HP.



Thanks for the feedback and comments

Sorry you're disappointed with Surface Pro not being available in NZ yet

The strategy for RT vs Pro is to have a Windows on ARM tablet and provide customers choices

Many early adopters have already imported theirs from overseas themselves before the NZ launch

The reason for the staggered worldwide rollout is due to the demand, working with NZ retail partners and doing the launch right

Comparing Apple to Microsoft, maybe you don't remember about the original iPhone/iPad release which wasn't initially available in NZ

Great that you're buying an HP device, thats the beauty of the Windows hardware ecosystem.  Its not just do you want a White or Black, 16, 32 or 64 GB and WiFi or WiFi and 3G.  Its do you want a tablet, a convertible, a hybrid, do you prefer HP, Lenovo, Acer, Asus, Toshiba etc

Also Surface Pro is available next month not July



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Reply # 807712 29-Apr-2013 21:50
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nathan:
rockzcm:
freitasm: According to the Surface blog today, Surface Pro will be available in New Zealand before end of May.

I wonder if it will be good enough I could replace my laptop with it. It was great replacing the desktop with the ultrabook. The Surface RT is a great machine for light use, but want something for work.



Thanks for the updates. 

I was very disappointed with Microsoft Global releasing plan.
They are still very immature in term of manufacturing and setuping their distribution network. I see their strategy of releasing first RT version followed by Pro is a totally disaster and this also get most people confused with two version. 


Look how long does it take for Apple to bring their product to people around the world. Comparing with Microsoft, it is such a joke. Well, this just gives their competitors a perfect chance to catch up. You know what? I can't be bothered to wait till June for the Pro. I will go for HP.



Thanks for the feedback and comments

Sorry you're disappointed with Surface Pro not being available in NZ yet

The strategy for RT vs Pro is to have a Windows on ARM tablet and provide customers choices

Many early adopters have already imported theirs from overseas themselves before the NZ launch

The reason for the staggered worldwide rollout is due to the demand, working with NZ retail partners and doing the launch right

Comparing Apple to Microsoft, maybe you don't remember about the original iPhone/iPad release which wasn't initially available in NZ

Great that you're buying an HP device, thats the beauty of the Windows hardware ecosystem.  Its not just do you want a White or Black, 16, 32 or 64 GB and WiFi or WiFi and 3G.  Its do you want a tablet, a convertible, a hybrid, do you prefer HP, Lenovo, Acer, Asus, Toshiba etc

Also Surface Pro is available next month not July



Thanks Nathan for your comment. It's good to see someone from Microsoft NZ around the Geekzone and listens to their customers. I know there is nothing you can do to make this situation any better. 

I hope you can understand that I have been waiting for this device since last year's Tech-ed. It is just frustrating that surface pro has been available elsewhere but not in NZ/AUS. I am simply disappointed with Microsoft's ability of distributing their products to global customers. I hope they can learn from this lesson.

I saw the physical device in PBTech today for a retail price tag over 1700 and there was only one device left in the shop this afternoon.

Will Microsoft support online ordering for surface pro? Or Is it still only available via the retail stores such as JB-HIFI and etc? Any indications of the selling price in NZ? Do Microsoft has any plan for a launch party?



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  Reply # 808132 30-Apr-2013 17:27
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Beauty. Are you going to write up a review on it? For me it really is between these two and because the ASUS has 3g it might just be leading the way. Would be interested to here your thoughts.




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  Reply # 808138 30-Apr-2013 17:35
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I am going to reset it and work through a new account - have to find my adapters as it came with a US power plug.




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  Reply # 808146 30-Apr-2013 17:53
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Kingy: Beauty. Are you going to write up a review on it? For me it really is between these two and because the ASUS has 3g it might just be leading the way. Would be interested to here your thoughts.


the Asus VivoTab RT available in NZ does not have 3G mobile broadband

the Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU in it is slightly faster than the Nvidia Tegra based Windows on ARM devices

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  Reply # 808150 30-Apr-2013 18:03
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I hope someone has some plans to bring a decent 3G/4G Win 8 tablet to New Zealand at some stage.

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  Reply # 808152 30-Apr-2013 18:05
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nathan:
Kingy: Beauty. Are you going to write up a review on it? For me it really is between these two and because the ASUS has 3g it might just be leading the way. Would be interested to here your thoughts.


the Asus VivoTab RT available in NZ does not have 3G mobile broadband

the Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU in it is slightly faster than the Nvidia Tegra based Windows on ARM devices

ask away any other questions you have, I've been using once since October


Wait it doesn't? Bugger. In that case I'll be getting the Surface. That's really annoying. Is there any sort of 3g that works? Or will potentially work soon?




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  Reply # 808162 30-Apr-2013 18:16
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GV27: I hope someone has some plans to bring a decent 3G/4G Win 8 tablet to New Zealand at some stage.


this is my understanding of Windows 8 Tablets that have 3G being distributed in NZ

Personally I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 with 3G built in and can confirm it absolutely rocks

These are either available now with 3G built I  or will be available very soon:

Dell Latitude 10
HP ElitePad
HP  EliteBook Revolve
Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro
Acer Iconia W511
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2
Asus Transformer Book
Asus Vivo Tab RT

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