You may have heard about the worldwide launch of the fantastic Microsoft Surface offer for schools and tertiary education customers. It is exclusively for education institutions, to buy Microsoft Surface RT tablets at a reduced price for a limited time. We’re excited to announce that this offer is now available in New Zealand, for a limited time only.
Between July 15, 2013 and August 31, 2013, Microsoft is pleased to offer the following special pricing on Surface RT to New Zealand schools and higher education institutions, through Authorised Surface Retailers:
All the prices above include GST
Microsoft Surface RT is a great choice for schools and higher education institutions that want powerful, affordable touch-enabled tablets for students, educators and staff. In addition to cutting edge hardware specs, Surface RT comes with many software and cloud features that will have educators and students teaching and learning in no time.
Here are just a few of the fantastic features of the Surface RT:
Microsoft believes every student and teacher deserves a fair opportunity to reach their full potential, and this means ensuring our education customers have access to affordable and high quality tablets with laptop functionality ready for education. Surface RT is a terrific tool for teaching and learning and we want students and educators to have the best technology on the market today.
For more information on this limited time offer, please contact your Authorised Surface Retailer:
1 This price is the recommended retail price for the offer. Your actual price will be determined by your Surface retailer. There is no obligation on any retailer to comply with any recommended retail prices.
2 Some features and programs unsupported. See http://office.com/officeRT.
3 Office 365 for Education (A2) version and SkyDrive are free, requires activation from Microsoft and ISP fees for download may apply.
I am a extramural student with Massey University. I would like to know if this offer is available to individuals or not?
Hi Jude, the offer is for education institutions, and is not designed for individual students to purchase directly. Kind regards, Evan Blackman
And in typical Microsoft style its a blimmin rigmarole to take advantage of this offer... Apparently I need a purchase order to buy one, my staff id and work credit card is not enough... No doubt the product is just as bad as the process to buy it...
Hi there. Will these tablets be able to upgrade to 8.1 when it is released?
i'm running win 8.1 beta on my surface RT - yes, these will be upgradeable
I have RSI/OOS and cannot type at all. Not even on an ipad or touch screen. Does it come with the hand writing technology where you use a pen to hand write and it puts it into type? And can you edit what you've written?
Any chance of this offer being extended to student developers?
Hi Matt - students and staff are able to purchase for personal use under this special offer, as long as the purchase is made through the institution (via a purchase order to one of the authorised retailers).