That’s right. The highly anticipated sequel to the Surface family, the Surface 2, will be available in Singapore from March 14. Look past the break for more details and full pricing of the device and accessories.
Microsoft Singapore on Thursday announced that the company is responding to worldwide customer interest by releasing Surface 2, as well as the Type Cover 2 and Touch Cover 2 in Singapore on March 14, giving customers in the city-state the opportunity to click in and do more.
Featuring a newly-designed dual-angle kickstand, Surface 2 offers all the entertainment and gaming capabilities you expect from a tablet, along with the ability to get work done.
To help people get the most out of Surface 2, new customers will receive free Skype calling to landlines in more than 60 countries for one year, unlimited Skype Wi-Fi available at more than 2 million hot spots worldwide for one year, and 200 GB of free OneDrive storage for two years.
Surface 2 will be available in 32GB and 64GB configurations at authorized Surface retailers Challenger, Harvey Norman and Newstead stores island-wide beginning March 14 2014.
|Item||Suggested retail price (incl. GST)|
|Surface 2 (32 GB)||S$618|
|Surface 2 (64 GB)||S$748|
|Type Cover 2||S$183|
|Touch Cover 2||S$168|
|Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition||TBC|
Customers looking for great deals on the first generation of Surface products will find them at IT Show 2014, happening this week at Marina Bay Sands (27 Feb to 2 Mar), where the following promotions will be available at authorized Surface retailers Challenger, Harvey Norman and Newstead:
- · Surface RT 64GB – promotional price offer of S$418 (U.P. S$518) till end May 2014
- · Surface Pro 128GB – new price of S$818 (U.P. S$918)
- · At the IT Show, retailers will offer a free Touch Cover (worth $108 SRP) with any Surface RT or Pro device purchase, only while stocks last.
“We have been encouraged by the strong interest among consumers for the Surface line of devices in Singapore, where consumers are increasingly looking out for a tablet for both work and play,” said Ian Tan, Surface Consumer Lead, Microsoft Singapore.
“Surface 2 builds on the strengths of Surface RT, enabling portability and productivity in one sleek device. With the inclusion of the Office RT productivity suite and a fast-growing Windows app store, you can truly get more done.”
And in case you were wondering, here’s the full list of specs for the Surface 2:
|Operatingsystem||Windows RT 8.1 with Microsoft Office 2013 RT versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook. Works exclusively with apps available in the Windows Store.|
|Exterior||10.81” x 6.79” x 0.35”
Less than 1.49 lbs
Volume up/down and power buttons
|Storage||32 GB; 64 GB|
|Display||10.6″ ClearType Full HD display
1920 x 1080p
|CPU||NVIDIA Tegra 4 (T40) 1.7GHz quad core
2 GB of RAM
Bluetooth 4.0 low energy technology
|Battery||Up to 10 hours of video playback7–15 days idle life|
|Cameras and A/V||3.5MP front-facing camera5MP rear-facing camera1080p video captureStereo speakers (digitally enhanced for fuller sound)
Two microphones (with noise cancellation)
|Ports||Full-size USB 3.0MicroSDXC card readerHeadset jackHD video out port
|Sensors||Ambient light sensorAccelerometerGyroscope
|Power supply||24W power supply|
|Warranty||One-year limited hardware warranty|
|Apps (included)||Mail, Calendar, People, Internet Explorer 11, Photos, Music, Video, Games, Skype, Fresh Paint, Calculator, Reading List, Reader, Scan, News, Weather, Sports, Travel, Finance, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink, Help, Camera, OneDrive, Sound Recorder and more|
As of yet, there isn’t any word on the availability of the Surface Pro 2, but we have contacted Microsoft to ask them on the availability of the device here in Singapore, and will update this page as soon as they get back to us.
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