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Old 29-08-2014, 09:07 AM   #3856
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Just want to check what is the different between Windows rt on surface 2 and Windows on surface 3? And also the office software in surface 2 and surface 3 what is the difference. Please advise. And is its worth getting surface 2 now cos I be using it to serve net, simple working on office and excel. Is it advisable to get a surface pro 2? Please advise I need ur expert advise.
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Old 29-08-2014, 09:16 AM   #3857
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@kchinbeng Windows rt on Surface 2 is the RT version of windows which doesn't allow executing of .exe files. Which means you can't install mainstream software like Winrar for example. You can only install apps from the windows store in Windows RT. The office software in RT and Pro 3 are the same from what I tried before. But the RT's version is called Office Rt 2013. The one on Pro 3 is what you will find exactly the same in any windows 7/8 computers. I'm no expert on advising but based on what you say, the surface 2 will suffice. Surface Pro 2 only if you don't mind 10 inch screen with full windows 8.1 capabilities. But since you can't find that in Singapore, just go for the Surface Pro 3 i3 version?

Finally fully customised and set-up my my first windows device in 5 years. Ran dota 2 on it quite smoothly! Lol. Btw Chrome's browser scrolling is damn terrible in here!

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Old 29-08-2014, 09:29 AM   #3859
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Just want to check what is the different between Windows rt on surface 2 and Windows on surface 3? And also the office software in surface 2 and surface 3 what is the difference. Please advise. And is its worth getting surface 2 now cos I be using it to serve net, simple working on office and excel. Is it advisable to get a surface pro 2? Please advise I need ur expert advise.
Win RT seem to be the version that Microsoft is going the abandon.
(Microsoft made a announcement sometime back but did not say which one). Also the so call Win9 is near. Claim to be available for retail begin of next year.

So I would put these into consideration.

For your question about Surface 2. Take note you have only 10G+ storage space for 32G version. ie half of your storage space is used by operating system.

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Old 29-08-2014, 09:59 AM   #3860
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For those who pre-ordered online from the MS store, we can still buy the Grab And Go Pack. Saw this on FB.

We will allow customers who pre-ordered from the MS Online Store to be eligible for the "Grab and Go" pack (consisting of Office 365, Canon Pixma printer and the Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse) as well but this is only to be fulfilled at Comex itself. Please follow these steps:

1. Bring your SP3 purchase invoice or proof of purchase from MS Online Store to Comex.
2. At Comex, visit the booths of any of the following retailers: Best Denki, Challenger, Courts Harvey Norman, Newstead to purchase the Grab and Go pack at $145 SRP.
3. Then bring your SP3 proof of purchase and Grab and Go pack to the Microsoft Redemption booth outside Hall 403 to get the $50 instant redemption (it's a shopping voucher).


Not sure if a friend can do it for you. I might not have the time to do it myself.
anyone who order from Microsoft online manage to claim the above?
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Old 29-08-2014, 10:07 AM   #3861
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I got it.. haven't open up yet but it seems very good value with the $50 voucher. I used it to offset the type cover purchase.

FYI its heavy, you might be tired bringing home on public transport unless you are fit
the $50 voucher only meant for microsoft products?
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Old 29-08-2014, 10:10 AM   #3862
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I5 user here.. Playing Dota 2 was kinda smooth
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Old 29-08-2014, 10:11 AM   #3863
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the $50 voucher only meant for microsoft products?
No its a capitaland voucher so you can use it to buy anything
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Old 29-08-2014, 10:13 AM   #3864
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No its a capitaland voucher so you can use it to buy anything
ahhh cool, thanks for the infor
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Old 29-08-2014, 10:21 AM   #3865
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No its a capitaland voucher so you can use it to buy anything
This is the confusing part. we buy the grab and go at 145? or 99?
the 50 bucks voucher is given or offset by the price?
Seems to be error somewhere. lol
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Old 29-08-2014, 10:33 AM   #3866
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This is the confusing part. we buy the grab and go at 145? or 99?
the 50 bucks voucher is given or offset by the price?
Seems to be error somewhere. lol
You buy it at 149 and redeem a $50 voucher.

Its ok for me as capitaland voucher is essentially as good as cash.
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Old 29-08-2014, 10:52 AM   #3867
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You buy it at 149 and redeem a $50 voucher.

Its ok for me as capitaland voucher is essentially as good as cash.
lol ok now its clear. Yah in fact the brochure states instant redemption means u can actually offset at the point of purchase to pay 99 instead i think.
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Old 29-08-2014, 10:53 AM   #3868
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Finally got my tracking number.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 Location Time
1 Shipment information received SHENZHEN - CHINA, PEOPLES REPUBLIC 21:30

Looks like really monday then can get.
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Old 29-08-2014, 10:53 AM   #3869
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i do find my i7 gets heated up really fast. a simple task like installing a program (like inkscape) , it gets heated up and the fan starts to work overtime...

when doing windows updates, while the updates are downloading (400mb)....within a minute, the temperature shoots up and you can hear the fan blowing quite loudly...

also when i was watching a youtube video, it also gets hotter...from warm.... will continue to monitor

note: the part that is hot is at the right side when in landscape mode.
I guess by now you should have known about the high temp that plagued all Surface Pro 3 with Core i7...good news is that Microsoft acknowledged and believe that a software update should "solve" this temp bug...
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Old 29-08-2014, 10:58 AM   #3870
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Hahaha, mass gathering of Surfaces! Anyway, no worries about the meeting place, we'll figure that out when the time comes



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