Microsoft Malaysia announces Surface RT tablet launch date of April 25

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[UPDATE 19/4/2013] The public launch event will kick start at 6.30 pm @ Publika Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur. Special appearances by Mizz Nina, DJ Ben (Fly FM) and Elecoldxhot Dance Crew. Hop over to visit the event page on Microsoft Malaysia’s official Facebook.

Surface RT Malaysia Launch Event

Microsoft Malaysia has confirmed the public launch of its ARM-based Windows RT tablet – the Surface RT – to be take place on next Thursday, April 25. Hey, that’s the same day as HTC One launch in Malaysia.

Windows Surface RT

Publika Kuala Lumpur will play host to the Surface RT launch event and the first 300 customers to purchase the Surface RT will receive giveaways worth RM300. After the launch, the tablet will then be available at three retailers throughout the country – they are Challenger Malaysia, Harvey Norman and Thunder Match Technology.

Surface RT

The exact prices for both 32GB and 64GB of Surface RT is yet to be known. Our neighbouring country Singapore is selling the tablet (cover not included) at SGD 668 (RM 1640) and SGD 798 (RM 1959) for 32GB and 64GB model respectively. Whereas in the U.S., the Surface RT starts at USD 499 (RM 1513) for 32GB model and USD 599 (RM 1817) for 64GB. Hopefully, Malaysians get to purchase the tablet with the cheaper US pricing. 🙂

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P.S. : Will Surface RT sells well in Malaysia? We doubt that.

Steve Yu is a technology blogger with ten years blogging experience under his belt. He is the founder of MyTechQuest.com or just MTQ.
  • David

    Will Surface RT sells well in Malaysia? Probably not. Not when Apple iPad is more established and popular while some Android tablets can be found cheaper. Not to mention, MS has to compete with other manufacturers who have their own Win8 Pro & RT tablets. But now that the Surface will be officially available in Malaysia, I expect the atrocious 1 month warranty will be fixed. I checked again at ipmart’s website, the warranty period for 32GB version of Surface RT is 3 months, while 64GB version is 6 months. But the warranty is provided by ipmart, with no word whether warranty from MS is available or not.

    • 1 month warranty is ridiculous.

      By the way, Surface Pro may hit Malaysia before the end of June.