Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 arrives in NZ…

Surface Pro 3, the latest device in Microsoft’s Surface tablet lineup, is available today in New Zealand retail stores.

The company says the device arrives as consumers are increasingly looking for more powerful devices to be more productive at work and leisure.

Microsoft New Zealand’s Business Group Manager for Surface, Dean Edwards, says that in a world where true convergence of digital work and life have become pervasive, consumers are increasingly turning to hybrid or laptop devices to meet their needs.

He cites a recent Microsoft-commissioned Asia-Pacific wide survey, which included 300 working professionals from New Zealand, that showed that 70% of respondents own three or more types of devices (smartphones, laptops, desktop computers or tablets) and 57% of respondents preferred not to carry both a tablet and laptop at the same time.

“The survey also showed 79% of respondents who do not own a tablet said they could not find a device that gives them the best of both a laptop and a tablet,” he says.

“Clearly, more people want just one device that does everything, and the Surface Pro 3 delivers on this.

“Microsoft’s vision is that Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop — packing all the performance and utility of a fully powered laptop into a thin, light and beautifully designed tablet.”

Pricing

Surface Pro 3 is available in New Zealand in five configurations:

Processor RAM Storage – RRP (incl GST)

4th Gen Intel Core i3 4GB 64GB – $1,199
4th Gen Intel Core i5 4GB 128GB – $1,449
4th Gen Intel Core i5 8GB 256GB – $1,879
4th Gen Intel Core i7 8GB 256GB – $2,249
4th Gen Intel Core i7 8GB 512GB – $2,829

Availability

Surface Pro 3 is available for consumers to buy from the following retailers:
· Harvey Norman
· JB Hi-Fi
· Noel Leeming

For commercial customers, Surface Pro 3 is available to buy from the following Authorised Device Resellers:
· Acquire (from 1 September)
· Cyclone
· Datacom (from 1 September)
· Spark Digital

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