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2020 Surface Laptop Go : Price + Availability In Malaysia!

2020 Surface Laptop Go : Price + Availability In Malaysia!

Microsoft just announced the official price list and availability of the 2020 Surface Laptop Go in Malaysia! Check them out!

 

2020 Surface Laptop Go : What Is It?

The Surface Laptop Go is Microsoft’s lightest and most affordable laptop option for both business and home users.

The 2020 Surface Laptop Go boasts a 12.4-inch PixelSense touchscreen display, a large precision trackpad and a full-sized keyboard with 1.3 mm key travel.

It is built around the 10th Gen Intel Core i5 quad-core processor, and comes with up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of SSD storage.

They also come with a built-in 720p HD camera with Studio Microphones and Omnisonic Speakers with Dolby Audio support.

For a quick and secure sign-in, select 2020 Surface Laptop Go models have a Fingerprint Power Button with One Touch sign-in through Windows Hello.

They all have a long battery life of up to 13 hours, with Fast Charging capability, to let users keep working all day.

Finally, they all have both USB Type A and USB Type C ports, an 3.5 mm radio jack and the Surface connector.

 

2020 Surface Laptop Go : Price + Availability In Malaysia!

The 2020 Surface Laptop Go is available in Malaysia, starting 24 November 2020, at these price points :

2020 Surface Laptop Go Consumers Business
Core i5, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC RM 2,758
Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD RM 3,388 RM 3,780
Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD RM 4,288 RM 4,561
Core i5, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD RM 5,416

Here are some online purchase options :

Surface for Business devices provides specific experiences and features built especially for commercial customers including :

  • enterprise-grade security, and leading modern management with Autopilot,
  • Surface Enterprise Management Mode (SEMM) and Microsoft Intune.
  • Windows 10 Pro comes standard on Surface for Business devices
  • In addition to the standard hardware warranty, Surface for Business customers get free Advanced Exchange – a warranty service with expedited device replacement, at no additional cost.

 

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Microsoft Surface Pro X Price + Availability In Malaysia!

The Microsoft Surface Pro X – which runs on the Microsoft SQ1 platform co-developed with Qualcomm – is now available in Malaysia!

Here is the official Microsoft Surface Pro X price list and availability in Malaysia!

 

Microsoft Surface Pro X

Announced on 2 October 2019, the Surface Pro X is Microsoft’s thinnest, lightest and always-connected 2-in-1 laptop.

The Microsoft Surface Pro X is just 7.3 mm thick and weighs 774 g, and that’s with a 13-inch PixelSense display, in what would be a traditional 12-inch form factor.

It is powered by the custom Microsoft SQ1 SoC (system-on-a-chip) developed in partnership with Qualcomm. This gives it exceptional performance and battery life – Microsoft says it will last up to 13 hours!

The Microsoft Surface Pro X can be paired with an assortment of new accessories :

  • Microsoft Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard
  • Microsoft Surface Slim Pen
  • Microsoft Surface Arc Mouse

The Microsoft Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard, in particular, is not only covered in Alcantara fabric, it lets you recharge and securely store the Surface Slim Pen, and features backlit keys and a large multi-touch glass trackpad.

 

Surface For Business

Enterprises can adopt the Surface Pro X through the Surface for Business programme, for streamlined deployment, modern device management, and built-in, cloud-powered security.

They can also enjoy additional protection through Advanced Exchange – a warranty service with expedited device replacement, at no additional cost!

 

Microsoft Surface Pro X Price + Availability In Malaysia

Starting 9 January 2020, the Microsoft Surface Pro X will be available for pre-order via Microsoft authorised resellers.

Retail sale and availability of the 256 GB model will begin from 17 January 2020 onwards. The 128 GB model will be available from 21 February 2020 onwards.

Model SRP
Microsoft Surface Pro X
(8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD)
RM 4,599
Microsoft Surface Pro X
(8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD)
RM 5,799 | RM 5,799
Microsoft Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard + Slim Pen RM 1,219 | RM 1,219
Microsoft Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard RM 639 | RM 639
Microsoft Surface Pro X Slim Pen RM 639 | RM 639

Here are some online purchase options for the US, UK, Australia and Singapore!

Model US UK AU SG
Microsoft Surface Pro X
(8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD)
$999.00 £999.99 A$1,874.60
Microsoft Surface Pro X
(8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD)
$1,246.99 A$2,278.36 S$1,928
Microsoft Surface Pro X
(16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD)
$1,499.00
Microsoft Surface Pro X
(16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD)
$1,799.99 A$3,000.39
Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard + Slim Pen $211.48
Microsoft Surface Pro X Keyboard $107.99 A$175.24 S$219
Microsoft Surface Pro Slim Pen $133.63 £120.98 S$219

 

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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 : Everything You Need To Know!

The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 boasts a number of improvements, including new Intel processors and a USB Type C port!

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the new Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – its key features, specifications, price and availability!

 

Microsoft Surface Pro 7

The Surface Pro 7 is Microsoft’s response to the Apple iPad Pro. Like its rival, it promises a powerful computing experience in a tablet form factor, with a phenomenal battery life.

New Intel Processors

The Surface Pro 7 comes with the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors, which gives it a significant performance boost over its predecessor.

Faster Connectivity

It also comes with support for faster Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connectivity.

With USB-C Port

The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 now comes with both a Type A USB port, as well as a Type C USB port. This gives you more flexibility connecting it to an external display, docking stations or USB accessories.

Improved Microphones

Your conference calls and voice dictation will be much clearer with the enhanced dual far-field Studio microphones.

10.5 Hour Battery Life

The cost of having much faster processor and graphics is battery life – it’s down to 10.5 hours.

 

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Specifications

Here are the key specifications for the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (without the Type Cover) :

Specifications Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Display 12.3-inch PixelSense Display
Display Resolution 2736 x 1824 pixels (267 ppi)
Multi-Touch Capability 10 point multi-touch
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Processor Options Intel Core i7-1065G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i3-1005G1
Intel Core i7-8650U
Intel Core i5-8250U
Graphics Processor Intel Iris Plus Graphics (i7, i5)
Intel UHD Graphics (i3)
Intel UHD Graphics
Memory 4 GB / 8 GB / 16 GB LPDDR4X 8 GB / 16 GB DDR4
Storage 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB SSD
Wireless Capabilities Wi-Fi 6 : 802.11ax
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi 5 : 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.1
Camera Windows Hello face authentication camera
5 MP front camera (1080p video recording)
8 MP rear camera (1080p video recording)
Audio Dual far-field Studio mics
1.6 W stereo speakers
Dolby Audio Premium
Dual microphones
1.6 W stereo speakers
Dolby Audio Premium
Connectivity Options 1 x USB Type C
1 x USB Type A
1 x Surface Connect Port
1 x Surface Type Connect port
1 x 3.5 mm headphone jack
MicroSDXC card reader
1 x mini Display Port
1 x USB Type A
1 x Surface Connect Port
1 x Surface Type Connect port
1 x 3.5 mm headphone jack
MicroSDXC card reader
Sensors Ambient Light
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Magnetometer

Ambient Light
Accelerometer
Gyroscope

Battery Life Up to 10.5 hours Up to 13.5 hours
Dimensions 292 mm wide / 201 mm deep / 8.5 mm thick
Weight Core i7 : 790 g
Core i5 / i3 : 775 g
Core i7 : 784 g
Core i5 : 770 g
Colour Options Platinum, Matte Black Platinum

 

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Price + Availability

The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is available for pre-order now, with general availability beginning 9 December 2019, and retail sales starting in January 2020.

Here are the prices for the first models and accessories :

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 MY SG US UK AU
Core i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD $748 £797.90 A$1,349.98
Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD S$1,637 $980 £899 A$1,581.98
Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD RM 5,499 S$2,037 $1,165.49 £1,169 A$2,045.98
Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD RM 6,799 S$2,437 $1,472.49 £1,387.47 A$2,470.95
Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD RM 8,299 $1,899 £1,827.01 A$3,135.95
Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD $2,299 A$3,706.95

Accessories

Model MY SG US UK AU
Surface Arc Mouse RM 339 S$118 $69.99 £59 A$101.96
Surface Pen RM 399 S$148 $64.99 £68.50 A$122.99
Signature Type Cover RM 639 S$249 $114.95 £134.99 A$230.95

 

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 : Everything You Need To Know!

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 boasts a number of improvements, including new AMD Ryzen processors and a 11.5 hour battery life!

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the new Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – key features, specifications, price and availability!

 

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3

The Surface Laptop 3 is Microsoft’s response to the Apple MacBook Pro. Like its rival, it promises a powerful computing experience in a thin and light form factor, with a phenomenal battery life.

Two Form Factors

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 comes in 13.5-inch and 15-inch form factors, with weights of just under 1.3 kg and just over 1.5 kg respectively.

New AMD + Intel Processors

The 13.5-inch Surface Laptop 3 comes with the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors, while the 15-inch Surface Laptop 3 is powered by the AMD Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition processors!

With USB-C Port

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 now comes with both a Type A USB port, as well as a Type C USB port. This gives you more flexibility connecting it to an external display, docking stations or USB accessories.

Larger Trackpad + Two Palm Rest Options

The glass trackpad is now 20% larger, and you can opt for a metal palm rest, or have it covered in Alcantara fabric.

 

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 Specifications

To make it easier for you to compare both the 13.5-inch and 15-inch models, here is a table comparing their key specifications :

Specifications Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
(13.5-inch)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
(15-inch)
Display 13.5-inch PixelSense Display 15-inch PixelSense Display
Display Resolution 2256 x 1504 pixels (201 ppi) 2496 x 1664 pixels (201 ppi)
Multi-Touch Capability 10 point multi-touch
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Processor Options Intel Core i7-1065G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
AMD Ryzen 7 3780U
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U
Graphics Processor Intel Iris Plus Graphics AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Radeon Vega 9
Memory 8 GB / 16 GB LPDDR4X 8 GB / 16 GB DDR4
Storage Removable solid state drive
(128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB)
Wireless Capabilities Wi-Fi 6 : 802.11ax
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi 5 : 802.11ac
Bluetooth 5.0
Camera Windows Hello face authentication camera
720p HD front camera (f/2.0)
Audio Dual far-field Studio microphones
Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
Connectivity Options 1 x USB Type C
1 x USB Type A
1 x Surface Connect Port
1 x 3.5 mm headphone jack
Battery Life Up to 11.5 hours
Dimensions 308 mm wide
223 mm deep
14.5 mm thick
339.5 mm wide
244 mm deep
14.69 mm thick
Weight Matte Black : 1.288 kg
Platinum : 1.265 kg
1.542 kg
Colour Options Matte Black (Metal Palm Rest)
Platinum (Alcantara Palm Rest)
Matte Black (Metal Palm Rest)
Platinum (Metal Palm Rest)

 

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 Price + Availability

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 is available for pre-order now, with general availability beginning 9 December 2019, and retail sales starting in January 2020.

Here are the prices for the first models and accessories :

13.5-inch Surface Laptop 3

Specifications MY SG US UK AU
Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD RM 4,499 S$1,488 $978.48 £999 A$1,815.98
Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD RM 5,699 S$1,888 $1,249.99 £1,269 A$2,140.78
Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD RM 7,099 S$2,288 $1,572.49 £1,549 A$2,660.95
Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD $1,993 £1,949 A$3,278.95
Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD $2,372.49

15-inch Surface Laptop 3

Specifications MY SG US UK AU
Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD $1,199 £1,199 A$2,221.98
Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD RM 6,799 * S$2,188 $1,813.99 £1,269 A$2,569.98
Ryzen 5, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD $1,619 £1,699 A$2,818.95
Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD $2,028.49 £2,049 A$3,433.95

* Available only in Harvey Norman stores for the first 2 months

Accessories

Model MY SG US UK AU
Surface Arc Mouse RM 339 S$118 $69.99 £59 A$101.96
Surface Pen RM 399 S$148 $64.99 £68.50 A$122.99

 

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The Microsoft Secured-core PC Initiative Explained!

Microsoft and their hardware partners just announced the Secured-core PC initiative to combat threats that target the PC’s firmware and operating system.

With help from David Weston, Partner Director of Microsoft OS Security, here is everything you need to know about the Secured-core PC initiative!

 

What Is The Secured-core PC Initiative?

Secured-core PC is a new Microsoft initiative that they just announced. In partnership with their hardware partners, they aim to create a specific set of requirements for devices that are meant for secure use.

These requirements will apply the best practices in data security – isolation and minimal trust in the firmware layer and the device core that underpins the Windows operating system.

Secured-core PC devices will be targeted at industries like financial services, government and healthcare, and anyone who work with valuable IP, customer or personal data. They would also be useful for persons of interest, who would be high-value targets for hackers and nation-state attackers.

 

Is There A Need For Secured-core PC?

As more protection is built into the operating system and connected services, attackers are exploring other methods with firmware emerging as a top target.

The NIST’s National Vulnerability Database shows a near 5X increase in the number of firmware vulnerabilities in the last 3 years :

In late 2018, security researchers discovered that the hacking group Strontium targeted systems in the wild with malware that made use of firmware vulnerabilities.

Because it targeted firmware, the malicious code was hard to detect, and difficult to remove. It even persists after the operating system is reinstalled, or the storage drive replaced!

 

Why Is Firmware The New Target?

Firmware is used to initialise the hardware and software when a device is started up. It therefore has a higher level of access and privileges than the hypervisor and operating system kernel.

This means firmware attacks that succeed can undermine protective mechanisms like Secure Boot that the hypervisor or operating system use to protect against malware.

Firmware attacks can more easily evade endpoint protection and detection solutions, because the latter run under the operating system layer, and therefore have limited visibility of the firmware layer.

 

What Is A Secured-core PC Made Up Of?

Secured-core PCs will combine multiple layers of protection – identity, virtualisation, operating system, hardware and firmware – to prevent attacks, rather than simply detecting them.

They all ensure that the device will boot securely and is protected against firmware vulnerabilities, shielding the operating system from attacks and preventing unauthorised access to the device and data.

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System Guard Secure Launch

Microsoft is now implementing System Guard Secure Launch in Windows 10 as a key Secured-core PC requirement.

System Guard uses the Dynamic Root of Trust for Measurement (DRTM) capabilities built into the latest processors from AMD, Intel and Qualcomm, to protect the boot process from firmware attacks.

The firmware is used to start the hardware, and then shortly after, re-initialise the system into a trusted state. This helps to limit the trust assigned to the firmware, greatly mitigating against firmware attacks.

This method also helps protect the integrity of the Virtualisation-Based Security (VBS) feature in the hypervisor against firmware vulnerabilities. This is critical because VBS is used for important OS security functions like Windows Defender Credential Guard and Hypervisor-protected Code Integrity (HVCI).

Trusted Platform Module 2.0

Microsoft is also implementing Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM) as a device requirement for Secured-core PCs.

It is used to measure the components that are used during the secure launch process, allowing for zero trust networks using System Guard runtime attestation.

 

Secured-core PC Availability

Secured-core PC devices are available from Dell, Dynabook, HP, Lenovo, Panasonic and Microsoft’s own Surface brand.

 

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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Price + Pre-Order Details Revealed!

Microsoft Malaysia just announced that the Surface Pro 6 is available for pre-order in Malaysia. Here are the full Surface Pro 6 price, availability and pre-order details!

Microsoft Surface Pro 6

The new Surface Pro 6 retains the familiar exterior but is far more powerful inside. With a quad-core 8th Generation Intel Core processor, it is 50% faster than its predecessor, while offering the same battery life.

Surface Pro 6 has a 12.3-inch PixelSense display with digital inking capabilities using the Surface Pen and Office 365. it also has a 165-degree kickstand, and weighs just 770 grams.

For greater comfort and productivity, you can attach the Signature Type Cover and Surface Mouse, to immediately transform the Surface Pro 6 into a laptop.

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Price + Availability

The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is available in three colour options globally –Platinum, Burgundy and Cobalt Blue. In Malaysia, Microsoft will only offer them in the Platinum colour, from 15 January 2019 onwards.

There are currently four configurations :

Together with these Microsoft Surface accessories :

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Pre-Order In Malaysia

The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is available for ore-order starting 3 January 2019 via authorised Microsoft retailers like All IT, Harvey Norman, and the Lazada Microsoft Flagship Store.

On top of that, Microsoft is offering a 50% discount code MSFTCNY for Microsoft Office and accessories when you purchase them with a new Surface Pro 6 at these links :

  • Intel Core i7 + 16 GB RAM + 512 GB SSD : RM 8,999
  • Intel Core i7 + 8 GB RAM + 256 GB SSD : RM 7,079
  • Intel Core i5 + 8 GB RAM + 256 GB SSD : RM 5,799
  • Intel Core i5 + 8 GB RAM + 128 GB SSD : RM 4,399

Note : The MSFTCNY discount code is only valid from 16-18 January 2019.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Price + Pre-Order Details!

Microsoft Malaysia just announced that the Surface Laptop 2 is available for pre-order in Malaysia. Here are the full Surface Laptop 2 price, availability and pre-order details!

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

The new Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 are powered by the latest quad-core 8th Generation Intel Core processor, delivering 85% more performance than its predecessor.

The Surface Laptop 2 boasts up to 14.5 hours of battery life, a premium design, PixelSense Touch Display, and best-in-class keyboard and trackpad. A pair of OmniSonic speakers are hidden below the keyboard, discreetly delivering powerful audio.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Price + Availability

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 will be available only in the Platinum colour, from 15 January 2019 onwards. Microsoft Malaysia will offer two configurations :

  • Intel Core i5 + 8 GB RAM + 256 GB SSD : RM 6,199 / ~US$ 1,179 / ~£ 916
  • Intel Core i5 + 8 GB RAM + 128 GB SSD : RM 4,829 / ~US$ 1,512 / ~£ 1,176

In the US and UK, Microsoft is offering a higher-end configuration :

Here are some direct purchase links for readers in the US and UK :

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Pre-Order In Malaysia

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 is available for ore-order starting 3 January 2019 via authorised Microsoft retailers like All IT, Harvey Norman, and the Lazada Microsoft Flagship Store.

On top of that, Microsoft is offering a 50% discount code MSFTCNY for Microsoft Office and accessories when you purchase them with a new Surface Laptop 2 at these links :

  • Intel Core i5 + 8 GB RAM + 128 GB SSD : RM 4,829
  • Intel Core i5 + 8 GB RAM + 256 GB SSD : RM 6,199

Note : The MSFTCNY discount code is only valid from 16-18 January 2019.

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Microsoft Surface Go Specifications + Features Revealed!

Microsoft just revealed the Surface Go – an affordable Surface model for the masses. In this article, we will take a look at its specifications and key features!

 

The Microsoft Surface Go Revealed!

At just over 520 g / 1.15 lbs, the Microsoft Surface Go is the smallest and lightest member of the Surface family. With its 10-inch PixelSense Display, you can use touch, as well as a stylus and mouse or trackpad to work with Windows apps.

Surface Kickstand

The built-in kickstand with full friction hinge extends to 165 degrees and helps you stay in your flow from tablet to Studio mode. The hinge design helps you find the perfect angle for any task: from adjusting the device angle on the plane to pushing the kickstand down to ink on a photo to share with your friends.

Portable Performance

Powered by the 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor, the Microsoft Surface Go is optimised for running mainstream productivity applications with minimal impact on battery life.

Long Battery Life

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The Microsoft Surface Go boasts a long battery life of up to 9 hours on a single charge. It recharges through the USB-C port using a small 24 W power adaptor.

Enterprise-Grade Security

Windows Hello facial recognition is built-in, with TPM 2.0 and Windows Defender Antivirus, to ensure maximum protection against malware.

Premium Accessories

Microsoft will offer options like the Surface Go Type Cover, the Surface Mobile Mouse and Surface Pen.

The Surface Go Type Cover has an integrated backlit mechanical keyset, and is available in standard black or as the Signature Type Cover with Alcantara in three rich colors — Burgundy, Cobalt Blue and Platinum. It also features a full-size Precision Trackpad that is made of glass and has five-finger multiple touch support.

The Surface Mobile Mouse features Bluetooth pairing and elegant design. For a natural inking experience, the Surface Pen provides low latency, tilt sensitivity and 4,096 levels of pressure.

 

Microsoft Surface Go Specifications

SpecificationsMicrosoft Surface Go (2018)
Operating SystemConsumer : Windows 10 Home in S mode
Enterprise : Windows 10 Professional (configurable to S mode)
BuildMagnesium alloy body
KickstandWith full-friction multi-position hinge (up to 165 degrees)
Display10" PixelSense Display
- 1800 x 1200 pixels (217 ppi)
- 10-point multi-touch capable
ProcessorIntel Pentium Gold 4415Y
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 615
Memory4 GB / 8 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM (1866 MHz)
Storage64 GB eMMC flash storage
128 GB solid state drive
Cameras5 MP front camera (1080p video)
8 MP rear camera (1080p video)
SecurityWindows Hello sign-in
Built-in TPM 2.0 enterprise security
AudioStereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
Dual microphones
SensorsAmbient light
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
NetworkWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth : BT 4.1
LTE : Optional
Card ReadermicroSDXC card reader
Ports1 x USB Type C
1 x Surface Connect
1 x 3.5 mm headphone jack
PowerInternal lithium-ion battery of unknown capacity
- up to 9 hours of battery life
- 24 W power adaptor
Dimensions245 mm (9.6 inches) wide
175 mm (6.9 inches) deep
8.3 mm (0.33 inches) thick
Weight522 g / 1.15 lbs
ColourPlatinum
WarrantyOne Year Limited Hardware Warranty

 

Microsoft Surface Go Price + Availability

The new Microsoft Surface Go is available for pre-order from 11 July 2018 onwards in Australia, New Zealand. Pre-order in Malaysia starts from 2 August 2018.

In the coming weeks, it will be available for pre-order in Japan, Singapore, Korea, and Thailand and in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan with more markets to follow.

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Microsoft Surface Go Signature Type Cover Revealed!

To complement the new Surface Go, Microsoft is also introducing the Surface Go Signature Type Cover with luxurious Alcantara fabric!  Let’s take a look!

 

The Microsoft Surface Go Signature Type Cover

The new Surface Go Signature Type Cover is designed to offer a fast, comfortable typing experience. Lined with Alcantara fabric from Italy, it is not only elegant, it is durable and easy to care for.

Mechanical Keys

Its keyboard features the scissor key mechanism that provides 1.0 mm of mechanical and stable key travel for a more pleasant and accurate typing experience. With LED backlighting, the keyboard can be used even in dark environments.

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Large Precision Trackpad

For better productivity without a mouse, its glass trackpad is not only extremely spacious, it also supports five-finger gestures!

Adds Stability

The Signature Type Cover clicks easily into the Surface Go for additional stability. Adjust the Surface Go’s kickstand to virtually any angle so you can work comfortably at your desk, on a plane or at a coffee shop.

Luxurious Alcantara Fabric

The Surface Go Signature Type Cover is wrapped in luxurious Alcatara fabric for a more comfortable typing experience. Not only is Alcantara durable and easy to care for, it is available in three rich colours – Platinum, Burgundy and Cobalt Blue!

 

Surface Go Signature Type Cover Specifications

SpecificationsSurface Go Signature Type Cover (2018)Surface Go Type Cover (2018)
CompatibilityMicrosoft Surface Go (2018)
KeyboardMechanical scissor keys with 1.0 mm of key travel
QWERTY layout with F1-F12 function keys, 4 directional keys, Windows key, brightness and media control keys
LED backlighting
TrackpadLarge glass trackpad
- five-finger multi-touch gesture support
SensorAcceleratometer
InterfaceMagnetic Surface connector
MaterialAlcantara fabric and polyurethanePolyurethane
Colour OptionsPlatinum / Burgundy / Cobalt BlueBlack
Dimensions248 mm wide x 190 mm deep x 4.6 mm thick
Weight243 g / 0.54 lbs
WarrantyOne Year Limited Hardware Warranty

 

Surface Go Signature Type Cover Availability

The Surface Go Signature Type Cover is available for pre-order from 11 July 2018 onwards in Australia, New Zealand. Pre-order in Malaysia starts from 2 August 2018.

In the coming weeks, it will be available for pre-order in Japan, Singapore, Korea, and Thailand and in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan with more markets to follow.

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 + Surface Laptop Revealed!

Microsoft just made available the entire range of Microsoft Surface products, with the official launch of the Microsoft Surface Book 2, and the belated launch of the Surface Laptop. Let’s check out their presentations, and our very own video tour of the two new Surface Book 2 models, and the Surface Laptop!

 

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Revealed!

First revealed in May 2017, the Microsoft Surface Laptop elevates design and performance in a sleek, elegant clamshell device.

More than a traditional laptop, is engineered to start fast and stay fast with a 7th Generation Intel Core processor and up to 14.5 hours of battery life to last through the day.

Weighing at just 1.25 kilograms, and less than 14.5mm thin, the Surface Laptop will fit nicely into your favorite bag, and is lightweight to bring everywhere.

The Surface Laptop features a signature keyboard, with a quiet and responsive keyset, and large precision trackpad. It also comes with a palm rest covered in soft, luxurious Alcantara clothfor a new level of typing comfort.

 

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 Revealed!

Removing the barrier between a conventional desktop and laptop, the Surface Book 2 features the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors and the latest NVIDIA GeForce GPUs. This makes the new Surface Book 2 up to five times more powerful than its predecessor!

For those seeking flexibility in the way they use their device, the Surface Book 2 supports four different modes, including Studio Mode, Laptop Mode, View Mode, or even Tablet mode by simply detaching the screen.

The Surface Book 2 is available in 13.5” or 15” options, and boasts an impressive 17-hour battery life for marathon productivity sessions. It is powerful enough to run software such as Adobe Creative Cloud and Autodesk, and great games such as Forza Motorsport 7 or Gears of War at 1080p, 60fps!

 

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 Price & Availability

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 is available starting 15 March 2018, with the following configurations :

Microsoft Surface Book 2 Price & Availability

The Microsoft Surface Laptop is available right now, with the following configurations :

Microsoft Surface Accessories Price List

  • Microsoft Surface Pen (Black, Platinum, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue) : RM 299 | US$ 99
  • Microsoft Surface Arc Mouse (Light Gray, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue) : RM 459 | US$ 64
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  • Microsoft Surface Keyboard (Silver) : RM 519 | US$ 79
  • Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse (Light Gray) : RM 399 | US$ 73
  • Microsoft Surface Mouse (Silver) : RM 249 | US$ 35
  • Microsoft Surface Ethernet Adaptor : RM 179 | US$ 32
  • Microsoft Surface VGA Adaptor : RM 179 | US$ 20
  • Microsoft Surface HDMI Adaptor : RM 179 | US$ 39
  • Microsoft Surface USB-C to HDMI Adaptor : RM 158 | US$ 37
  • Microsoft Surface USB-C to VGA Adaptor : RM 158 | US$ 36.50

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Microsoft Surface As A Service Now Available In Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 20 March 2017Microsoft announced today the availability of Surface as a Service program in Malaysia, where organizations can procure Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Amazon | Lazada) on a per-user, per month leasing package.

 

Microsoft Surface as a Service in Malaysia

The service offers up to four leasing options, which cover either two-year or three-year programs, where businesses can acquire the Surface Pro 4 (Amazon | Lazada) along with the Surface type cover, extended hardware services warranty and Office 365 Business from RM212 / ~US$ 49 per month. The service is supported by Ingram Micro and 3StepIT in Malaysia.

“In the digital age businesses are actively searching for ways to be better equipped to keep up with constant technological change. Surface as a Service provides our enterprise customers with greater flexibility and freedom of choice in their deployment and purchasing decisions, as many seek to move IT costs from CAPEX to OPEX. The program will also enable faster device refresh, while providing flexibility of solutions that will evolve continuously with the best of Windows and Office,” said Serene Ho, Windows Devices Business Group Lead.

With this service, customers that are interested in purchasing Surface for their organizations can benefit from a flexible and efficient scheme which not only centralizes billing and servicing, but also opens the opportunity for customers to work with Ingram Micro and 3StepIT to customize industry and organization-specific solutions for the enterprise.

Organizations that sign on with ‘Surface as a Service’ will benefit from technological advancements through periodic leased equipment refresh, as well as end of lease term flexibility, where they can choose to return the device, keep the device, or extend the agreement.

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Surface as a Service will help organizations to streamline the replacement and exchange pipeline, as well as configuration and deployment service requirements. This means that customers will only need to work with one partner for end-to-end Surface support and deployment. The service also ensures that the devices will automatically receive the latest Windows and Office 365 updates, enabling businesses to be up-to-date with new features, including the latest security updates.

“We have received positive feedback from our customers who are seeking a delicate balance between keeping up with technology advancements versus costs,” Jocelyn Tan, Division Manager, Ingram Micro. “Surface as a Service is a great model for us to reach out to customers who prefer flexibility when it comes to hardware investments. With Microsoft, we are now able to deliver tailored solutions and services for a wider range of customers seeking for mobile yet powerful productivity without heavy financial outlay from the start.”

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Microsoft Windows Ink Revealed

Microsoft has been working hard at improving the user experience of the Surface Pen. This includes adding new pen-optimised features like Web Notes in the Microsoft Edge browser. They are set to further improve the digital pen experience with the introduction of Windows Ink in the upcoming Anniversary Update to Windows 10.

 

Andres Sirel Demonstrates Windows Ink

In this video, Andres Sirel, Windows & Devices Business Group Lead at Microsoft Malaysia, demonstrates the Windows Ink capabilities that will be introduced in the Anniversary Update to Windows 10. Then we will take a closer look at the Windows Ink features below.

 

Windows Ink Workspace

Windows Ink Workspace collates all of the ink-powered features and apps in an easy to access UX canvas. Just press the Windows Ink Workspace button in the system tray, or click the back of the pen, to launch it!

 

Sketchpad

The Windows Ink Sketchpad gives you a simple blank canvas to quickly and easily draw an idea, solve problems with your digital pen or just doodle. Best of all, it comes with a digital ruler that lets you draw perfect straight lines, just like using a real pen and ruler!

 

Screen Sketch

Screen Sketch lets you take a screenshot and then draw on it with your Surface Pen. You can circle important facts, annotate your comments or doodle on the screenshot before you share it out.

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Improved Sticky Notes

The Anniversary Update to Windows 10 will include an improved Sticky Notes. You will have the ability to create Cortana reminders, including smart entity extraction using Bing. For example, if you write down a flight number, it will use Bing to automatically fetch you the flight status.

 

Customise Your Pen Experience

Microsoft will also introduce new digital pen customisation options in the Anniversary Update to Windows 10. Just go to Settings > Devices > Pen to personalise your digital pen experience!

 

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Continues To Evolve

The Microsoft Surface continues to be a popular choice for those who want the best Windows experience in mobile computing. In the recently announced FY16 Q3 earnings, Microsoft Surface products saw a second billion-dollar quarter in a row and grew its revenue by 61% year-on-year.

Bruce Howe, General Manager, Consumer Channel Group, Microsoft Malaysia said, “We couldn’t be more excited with what the future holds for Surface and Windows 10. When we first envisioned Surface years ago, we challenged ourselves with an ambitious goal: build a perfect product. We did this by designing hardware that people love and putting it together with the best of Microsoft; now with Windows 10, we have created an experience that is loved by both users and trusted by organizations.”

As the one-year anniversary of the availability of Windows 10 nears, more people at home, at schools, at small businesses, at large companies, and other organizations are adopting Windows 10 faster than ever, and use Windows 10 more than ever before. Windows 10 is now running on 300 million active devices around the world.

“We’re seeing great momentum but the innovation doesn’t stop here. At Microsoft, we continuously listen to our customers – improving and innovating as we go along to create a product that people truly want. In fact, there isn’t a better time to get onboard with Windows 10. The free upgrade offer to Windows 10 was a first for Microsoft, helping people upgrade faster than ever before. But time is running out – the free upgrade offer will end soon on July 29, so I urge all Malaysians to take up the free upgrade offer and don’t miss out,” concluded Howe.

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