Microsoft Surface SA launch window announced

A launch Window for the Surface tablet PC has been revealed by Microsoft South Africa

By - April 17, 2013 Share on LinkedIn
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Microsoft South Africa recently posted on Twitter that the indications are that the Surface tablet will launch in South Africa during the second half of 2013.

The Intel-based “Pro” model of the tablet PC launched in the US and Canada on 9 February 2013 while the ARM-based “RT” version rolled out to 13 more territories.

International pricing for the Surface according to Microsoft’s website is as follows:

Microsoft Surface pricing US UK
32GB Surface RT $499 (R4,566) £399 (R5,578)
32GB Surface RT with cover $599 (R5,481) £479 (R6,696)
64GB Surface RT $599 (R5,481) £479 (R6,696)
64GB Surface RT without cover $699 (R6,396) £559 (R7,815)
64GB Surface Pro $899 (R8,226) N/A
128GB Surface Pro $999 (R9,141) N/A
* Exchange rates: R9.15/$, R13.98/£
Microsoft Surface coming to South Africa (via Twitter)

Microsoft Surface coming to South Africa (via Twitter)

Some of the key specifications of the Surface Pro and Surface RT tablet PCs are summarised in the table below:

Specifications Microsoft Surface Pro Microsoft Surface RT
Operating System Windows 8 Windows RT
Display 10.6″ 1080p (1920×1080) 10.6″ 1366×768
Rear camera 720p (sub 1MP) 720p (sub 1MP)
Front camera 720p (sub 1MP) 720p (sub 1MP)
Storage, internal 64/128GB 32/64GB
Storage, expandable microSDXC, USB 3.0 microSDXC
RAM 4GB 2GB
Dimensions 275 x 172 x 13mm 275 x 172 x 9.4mm
Weight 907g (2 lbs) 680g
Processor Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge Nvidia T30
Graphics Intel HD 4000 ULP GeForce
Battery 42Wh 31.5Wh

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