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Microsoft Surface RT Launches in Malaysia
By Chong Jinn Wei - on 29 Apr 2013, 10:55am

Windows Surface RT Launches in Malaysia

On April 25, Microsoft officially launched its highly-anticipated Microsoft Surface RT tablet at the Publika Mall, Kuala Lumpur.

Carlos Lacerda, Managing Director, Microsoft Malaysia

“Surface RT heralds the exciting beginning of the Surface brand of devices for Malaysians! Our consumers, clients and partners have been waiting for this amazing device that delivers a no-compromise computing experience, giving you incredible entertainment value, while also letting you get real work done. We strongly believe that Surface will transform the way Malaysians live – bringing to life a seamless Windows experience for the on-the-go lifestyle!”, said Carlos Lacerda, Managing Director, Microsoft Malaysia.

Surface RT comes pre-installed with Office Home & Student 2013 RT productivity suite and boasts a full-size USB port, a microSDXC card slot for additional storage and the ability to run apps downloaded from the Windows Store, SkyDrive and games using a 16:9 widescreen HD display for optimal viewing.

The Microsoft Surface RT

The Surface has been made available through selected stores nationwide such as Challenger Malaysia, Harvey Norman and Thunder Match Technology. The Microsoft Surface RT retails in several configurations that include:

  • Surface RT 32GB Standalone – RM1,549
  • Surface RT 64GB Standalone – RM1,849
  • Surface RT 32GB with Black Touch Cover – RM1,849
  • Surface RT 64GB with Black Touch Cover – RM2,149

Microsoft had also confirmed that its Surface Pro tablet will also be made available in Malaysia in late June 2013.

Lacerda added that the Surface Pro will be useful for corporations and businesses that are looking for a lightweight, durable, and powerful device that is specifically designed with enterprise-grade security features.

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