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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Announced

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 was announced last night in New York. Microsoft tout it as “the tablet that can replace your laptop”.

It comes with a large, 12″ ClearType HD color-calibrated display, a continuously adjustable kickstand, improvements to processing power, upgraded camera, and weighs only about 800g. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with 4G/LTE option =(

Surface Pro 3
Surface Pro 3

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Microsoft Surface 2

Microsoft Surface 2 was launched last month and thanks to Ian, the media is able to purchase it at a media discount. The retail price of a Surface 2 is S$618 for 32GB and S$748 for 64GB. I bought the 32GB version.

I bought the Microsoft Surface 2 because I wanted to have a Windows tablet to complete the “family” since I have an Apple iPad Air and Google Nexus 7.

Microsoft Surface 2 - Box Front
Microsoft Surface 2 – Box Front

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Microsoft Surface 2 In Singapore

Microsoft Surface 2 will be available for sale in Singapore starting tomorrow, 13th March 2014. You can get it from authorised retailers like Challenger, Harvey Norman, Newstead, etc.

Accessories for the Surface 2 includes Touch Cover 2, Type Cover 2, and Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition.

Microsoft Surface 2
Microsoft Surface 2

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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 – 7″ Rugged Windows 8 Tablet

Last month, Panasonic introduces the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1, a 7″ rugged Windows 8.1 Pro Tablet running on Intel Core i5 vPro processor. It is drop/shock resistant of height up to 150cm and has a rating of IP65 for water and dust resistant thanks to its fanless design.

The base model will start from S$2,600 in March 2014 and it can be customised to fit a range of accessories such as mini serial port, ethernet port, 2D barcode reader, GPS and NFC through its configuration port.

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1

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Clasy Screen Protector For Nexus 7

The only screen protector for Nexus 7 that MobyShop carries, is the Clasy Screen Protector. Clasy is a Korean brand and the screen protector itself is Made in Korea. It is pretty cheap, I only paid S$12 for it!

The packaging is extremely simple, it contains just the screen protector and the microfiber cloth!

Clasy Screen Protector - Front
Clasy Screen Protector – Front

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Nexus 7 (2013)

Bought the 16GB Nexus 7 (2013) from Amazon for only US$199 during the Black Friday deals week! The 32GB was also on discount, going for US$239!

The item is eligible for FREE AmazonGlobal Saver which means it ships for free to Singapore! So you just have to pay US$199 which is about S$250. Do note that Asus Singapore is selling the exact same Nexus 7 (2013) in Singapore for S$379. The only difference is that it comes with 1 year warranty. For S$130 cheaper, I can forgo the warranty!

Nexus 7 (2013) - Box Front
Nexus 7 (2013) – Box Front

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Spigen SGP Ultra Crystal Screen Protector For iPad Air

Bought the Spigen SGP Ultra Crystal Screen Protector for iPad Air from MobyShop for S$36.

For the Steinheil film type, SGP has 2 type of screen protector for the iPad Air, the Ultra Crystal which is the clear version and the Ultra Optics which is the matte version.

Spigen SGP Ultra Crystal Screen Protector - Packaging Front
Spigen SGP Ultra Crystal Screen Protector – Packaging Front

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Apple iPad Air (Silver 16GB) (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

Both of my iPads are starting to show it’s age because it lags in everything it does. So it is time for an upgrade! I wanted to get the iPad Mini Retina but in the end I chose the iPad Air because of the bigger screen (easier for Li Xiang to do her sketching).

Sold my iPad 1 (16GB) (Wi-Fi + 3G) and iPad 2 (Black 32GB) (Wi-Fi + 3G) on Carousell in just one weekend for S$150 and S$310 respectively!

Apple iPad Air - Box Front
Apple iPad Air – Box Front

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Microsoft Surface Pro In Singapore

*UPDATE* On 30th August 2013, Microsoft announced a price reduction for Surface Pro. I have updated this post to reflect the new prices.

When Microsoft Surface RT was launched in Singapore last month, many people have been asking when the Microsoft Surface Pro will be available in Singapore. And now, we got the answer straight from Microsoft Singapore.

Microsoft Surface Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro

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Nook HD+ Tablet

During Mother’s Day week last week, Barnes & Noble dropped their price for their Nook HD+ Tablet from US$269 (S$335) to US$179 (S$222.80) for their 16GB model. Of course I bought it since it is a OK price for that specification and I always wanted to play with an Android tablet.

Nook HD+ doesn’t come with camera, GPS or 3G capability. It uses microSD card as a storage expansion. It uses its own proprietary 30-pin charging cable and since Nook is not available in Singapore,it is advisable to get a spare charging cable in case you misplaced yours.

Nook HD+ - Box Front
Nook HD+ – Box Front

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