Microsoft Surface Family Continues Worldwide Expansion

Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:00pm EST

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Surface RT and Surface Pro headed to new countries starting late March.

REDMOND, Wash.,  Feb. 28, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced
that beginning late March the rollout of Surface will continue, bringing Surface
RT with Windows RT to  Japan,  Mexico,  New Zealand,  Russia,  Singapore  and 
Taiwan  and Surface Pro with Windows 8 Pro to  Australia,  China,  France, 
Germany,  Hong Kong,  New Zealand  and the  United Kingdom  in the coming


"We are eager to see people and businesses in more countries get a chance to
experience this new category of devices," said  Panos Panay, corporate vice
president, Microsoft Surface. "Surface is the best of a tablet and a PC."  

Surface is an extension of the Windows experience, letting customers work, play
and connect with the people who matter to them. Surface lets customers
transition between entertainment and creation. It offers an ultralight durable
casing and an integrated kickstand and cover that allow customers to be
productive anywhere, as well as a full-sized USB port and microSDXC card slot
for adding additional storage and a 16:9 widescreen high-definition display that
makes it optimal for viewing and sharing content easily.  

Surface RT is best described as a tablet with some laptop capabilities that
weaves productivity and mobility into one beautiful product. It is great for
those people looking for all-day battery life1  and an entertainment-first
experience with the ability to still get work done. Surface Pro is comparable to
a full-blown Windows laptop that also boasts tablet capabilities. For the first
time, customers can have a fully functional PC that looks, feels and acts like a
tablet. With Surface Pro, customers can do virtually everything they have ever
done on a PC, ranging from using their favorite desktop applications to enjoying
the protection of world-class safety and security software.

Additional details on Surface are available at, the 
Surface Blogand  Surface on Facebook. Those interested can  follow Surface  on
Twitter for additional updates.  

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software,
services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full

1  Up to 8 hours.

SOURCE  Microsoft Corp.

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