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  # 1002390 10-Mar-2014 21:10
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JB HiFi here have had that price for a couple of weeks. EDIT: the 64GB is $100 less. 

 
 
 
 


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  # 1002440 10-Mar-2014 21:50
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noel leeming selling this for NZD749




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  # 1002441 10-Mar-2014 21:53
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freitasm: Note this is the original Surface, not the Surface 2.


and its the Surface Pro the Intel version not ARM

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  # 1002443 10-Mar-2014 21:54
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If anyone is looking for these for their business use, get in touch we should talk

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  # 1002458 10-Mar-2014 22:39
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Vaguely tempted to get it if I go over to Aussie - esp as the A$599 price is GST inclusive (which means only $540 if you claim the GST back at the airport) - as I'm contemplating an upgrade for my slightly elderly droid tablet.

Goods specs for the price. Trouble is, I'm still scarred from trying to use Windows 8.0 on an (admittedly non-touch screen) laptop. Yeeech, it was awful! So probably another droid or an iPad in the offing instead.

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  # 1002461 10-Mar-2014 22:41
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windows 8 as a laptop is little different from 7, apart from much better touch screen support.

problem is a windows 8 tablet for leisure (non work purposes) - there is no tablet specific content! ZILCH




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  # 1002462 10-Mar-2014 22:42
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try touch. this is a great machine if you need a PC but want a Tablet.

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  # 1002474 10-Mar-2014 23:11
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if you need a pc want a tablet you should get a 13" laptop

i tried the 10" tablet it is a tad on the small side and costs more than a laptop!




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  # 1002480 10-Mar-2014 23:22
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Dock it at your desk and use a full mouse/keyboard/multiple external monitors

seems like a reasonable price for a Core i5 PC with no keyboard and a digitiser touch screen

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  # 1002548 11-Mar-2014 08:44
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Better price if you are a student over there ...
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msaus/en_AU/pdp/Surface-Pro---Student-Offer/productID.282714300
Still deciding to get this or a Asus T100 for my son at Uni over there.

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  # 1002604 11-Mar-2014 09:54
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GeekGuy: Better price if you are a student over there ...
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msaus/en_AU/pdp/Surface-Pro---Student-Offer/productID.282714300
Still deciding to get this or a Asus T100 for my son at Uni over there.


Benefit of Asus T100 - Keyboard, MS Office 2013 Student is part of the package, battery life

Benefit of Surface Pro 1 - Powerful (CPU & RAM), Storage (128GB SSD), Digitizer with Pen for handwriting. You might be able to score MS Office 2013 for free from the education provider if they are eligible or Office 365 University for cheap.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  # 1002931 11-Mar-2014 18:16
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billgates:
GeekGuy: Better price if you are a student over there ...
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msaus/en_AU/pdp/Surface-Pro---Student-Offer/productID.282714300
Still deciding to get this or a Asus T100 for my son at Uni over there.


Benefit of Asus T100 - Keyboard, MS Office 2013 Student is part of the package, battery life

Benefit of Surface Pro 1 - Powerful (CPU & RAM), Storage (128GB SSD), Digitizer with Pen for handwriting. You might be able to score MS Office 2013 for free from the education provider if they are eligible or Office 365 University for cheap.


Thanks for that !


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  # 1002936 11-Mar-2014 18:37
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I had an Asus T100. used it for a month. sold it. too small as a laptop. too slow as a laptop. brilliant as a tablet (plays any video clip unlike ipad) but no tablet apps available after a month.




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