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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 Office 365 Personal

Microsoft Singapore launches a new addition to the Office 365 family, Office 365 Personal. It is targeted for the individual. Office 365 Personal allows you to install Office on one PC/Mac and one tablet device to be connected to the service. It cost S$89.00/year (yearly subscription) or S$9.80/month (monthly subscription).

Microsoft also renamed Office 365 Home Premium to just Office 365 Home. The subscription still stays at S$138.00/year (yearly subscription) or S$13.80/month (monthly subscription). Office 365 Home allows you to install Office on five PCs/Macs and five tablets.

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Snugg Microsoft Surface 2 Sleeve

After getting my Microsoft Surface 2, I was looking for a sleeve to protect it and that is when Snugg contacted me to see if I am interested in reviewing any sleeves on their website. I am not really interested in iPad sleeves because I have already a few and hence I chose the Snugg Microsoft Surface 2 Sleeve!

The sleeve is available in seven different colors (Black, Distressed Brown, Cyan, Magenta, Purple and Red) and is retailing for US$29.99 (S$38). In case you are wondering, I chose the Distressed Brown color.

Snugg Microsoft Surface 2 Sleeve - Packaging Front
Snugg Microsoft Surface 2 Sleeve – Packaging Front

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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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Microsoft To Acquire Nokia’s Devices & Services Business

Microsoft will pay EUR 3.79 billion (US$5 billion/S$6.36 billion) to purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, and EUR 1.65 billion (US$2.17 billion/S$2.77 billion) to license Nokia’s patents, for a total transaction price of EUR 5.44 billion (US$7.17 billion/S$9.13 billion) in cash.

Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will acquire substantially all of Nokia’s Devices and Services business, including the Mobile Phones (Nokia Asha) and Smart Devices (Nokia Lumia) business units as well as an industry-leading design team, operations including all Nokia Devices & Services-related production facilities, Devices & Services-related sales and marketing activities, and related support functions.

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Microsoft Logo

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Windows 8.1 Launching On 17th October 2013 In Singapore

Windows 8.1 will begin rolling out worldwide as a free update for consumers on Windows 8 through the Windows Store at 7pm on 17th October 2013 (Singapore Time). Windows 8.1 will also be available at retail and on new devices starting from 18th October 2013.

Windows 8 was launched last year in Singapore on the 26th October 2012.

Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1

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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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Microsoft Surface RT In Singapore

*UPDATE* On 30th August 2013, Microsoft announced yet another price reduction for Surface RT bundled with Touch Cover. I have updated this post to reflect the new prices.
*UPDATE* On 15th July 2013, Microsoft announced a price reduction for Surface RT. I have updated this post to reflect the new prices.

Microsoft Surface RT with Windows RT will be launching in Singapore this Friday, 5th April 2013. The event will take place at Challenger Funan from 5.30pm onwards.

Microsoft Surface Tablet
Microsoft Surface Tablet

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