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  Reply # 875276 11-Aug-2013 09:32
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Microsoft are doing an education special on the RT At 294.00 for the basic model, it is a very good buy in my opinion, considering Office is included.  You can attach a standard
keyboard and mouse through the USB port , Microsoft wedge mouse runs well (Bluetooth).  I find a mouse a good choice when using  Word.  The upgrade to Windows 8.1
went well took a bit of time.

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  Reply # 875277 11-Aug-2013 09:37
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simplestuff: Microsoft are doing an education special on the RT At 294.00 for the basic model, it is a very good buy in my opinion, considering Office is included.  You can attach a standard
keyboard and mouse through the USB port , Microsoft wedge mouse runs well (Bluetooth).  I find a mouse a good choice when using  Word.  The upgrade to Windows 8.1
went well took a bit of time.


Do you have a link to this?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 875278 11-Aug-2013 09:42
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macuser:
simplestuff: Microsoft are doing an education special on the RT At 294.00 for the basic model, it is a very good buy in my opinion, considering Office is included.  You can attach a standard
keyboard and mouse through the USB port , Microsoft wedge mouse runs well (Bluetooth).  I find a mouse a good choice when using  Word.  The upgrade to Windows 8.1
went well took a bit of time.


Do you have a link to this?


http://blogs.technet.com/b/nzedu/archive/2013/07/18/the-surface-rt-offer-for-education-institutions-has-been-extended.aspx

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  Reply # 875279 11-Aug-2013 09:42
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To my knowledge most schools were sent a brochure. Harvey Normans and Noel Leeming have a Commercial manager who deals with the purchase.
You need verification which is sent to Microsoft
Google and I think you will find it.  Contact your administration at your school or instituition

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  Reply # 875307 11-Aug-2013 11:52
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I wonder if the University of Otago has an arrangement, or can you just go into HN and ask for educational discount?

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  Reply # 875326 11-Aug-2013 12:28
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macuser: I wonder if the University of Otago has an arrangement, or can you just go into HN and ask for educational discount?


not sure if you read the FAQ in the blog post i provided a few hours ago

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nzedu/archive/2013/07/18/the-surface-rt-offer-for-education-institutions-has-been-extended.aspx

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  Reply # 875329 11-Aug-2013 12:39
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nathan:
macuser: I wonder if the University of Otago has an arrangement, or can you just go into HN and ask for educational discount?


not sure if you read the FAQ in the blog post i provided a few hours ago

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nzedu/archive/2013/07/18/the-surface-rt-offer-for-education-institutions-has-been-extended.aspx


reading sux, thanks

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  Reply # 875330 11-Aug-2013 12:39
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Admittedly I have no interest in an RT, but how does a Windows 8 netbook or ultrabook stack up?

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  Reply # 890039 5-Sep-2013 07:10
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GBristow: As I always ask: what do you want it to do? Write down everything you can think of and check it off against RT. It's clearly better than an iPad, but I wouldn't get one because I would want a full OS on my laptop.


I disagree with this wholeheartedly.

I got an RT as my GF took my Ipad and wont give it back, I thought I'll get her a tablet and saw the RT had come down in price.

I got it, but guess what? I still don't have my Ipad back.

I hate the interface, it isn't real windows but it isn't any better either.

I hate no built in 3 or 4G.

I hate how damn boring it is!




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  Reply # 892024 9-Sep-2013 12:29
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dickytim:
GBristow: As I always ask: what do you want it to do? Write down everything you can think of and check it off against RT. It's clearly better than an iPad, but I wouldn't get one because I would want a full OS on my laptop.


I disagree with this wholeheartedly.

I got an RT as my GF took my Ipad and wont give it back, I thought I'll get her a tablet and saw the RT had come down in price.

I got it, but guess what? I still don't have my Ipad back.

I hate the interface, it isn't real windows but it isn't any better either.

I hate no built in 3 or 4G.

I hate how damn boring it is!



Love mine, use it for work, great with outlook and being able to edit word/excel in meetings, got hulu plus working on it as well :)

 

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  Reply # 892054 9-Sep-2013 13:09
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Out of curiosity what to do current RT owners thing of the leaks relating to the release of Version 2.0?




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