*This is a sponsored post by Microsoft Malaysia*
It’s been about a month and a half since the Microsoft Surface 3 is available on sale in Malaysia. Targeted at students, first time working professional and parents, this is the thinnest and lightest, more affordable Surface tablet / laptop hybrid yet from Microsoft. The “tablet that can replace your laptop” is indeed a great contender in the hybrid market, if you haven’t read my review of the Surface 3 already.
In the recent weeks, Microsoft Malaysia’s been organising a bunch of events for you to get your hands on time with the Surface 3, along with other devices like Surface Pro 3, Lumia smartphones and more. From Grand Openings of Microsoft Authorized Reseller Stores to Surface & Lumia Mobile Roadshow at selected college campuses in town, there has been plenty of activities, promotions, freebies and give-aways.
Yup! Other than purchasing your Microsoft devices at partner resellers listed here, you can now head over to one of the 7 (and counting) Microsoft Authorised Reseller Stores in Suria KLCC, Sunway Pyramid, The Curve, Plaza Low Yat and more. These are actually retail transitions of Nokia branded stores to Microsoft Stores, with a total of approximately 39 stores transformed throughout Malaysia by the end of 2015.
Surface & Lumia Mid Valley Roadshow
If you’re still undecided on the Surface 3 tablet / laptop hybrid, you still have a chance to get your hands-on time with the device, among other Microsoft devices.
Next week, Microsoft Malaysia will be organising a major roadshow display at Mid Valley Megamall, to showcase both the Surface tablet / laptop hybrid as well as the Lumia smartphones. Details of the roadshow:-
- Venue : Ground Floor, North Court, Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur
- Date : 24 to 28 June 2015 (Wed to Sun)
- Time : 10 am – 10 pm
Other than to showcase these devices, there’ll be tonnes of activities, such as “Win an Australian break-away” where you stand a chance to win a holiday for 2 to Australia worth RM 7,000, artists doing Caricature Art of yourself using the Surface 3 and the much-loved Surface Pen (3 sessions a day on weekends only) and more.
There will be tonnes of promotions, freebies and give-aways at the roadshow, from partners like Tesco, KFC, Haagen Dazs, & Isetan.
One of the activities that I’m looking forward to is the “Colour Shoot” activity, which is open for customers who’s made a purchase at the roadshow. You’re to shoot on a board filled with colours and prizes with a Nerf Gun, to win the prize.
Most importantly though, this is your chance to get some hands-on time, demo and experience of the Surface 3. With that, Microsoft Malaysia will setup an “Experience Zone” at the roadshow that will be split between a “Home Zone” and an “Office Zone” with educational and informative tips and tricks to use these Microsoft devices. Just like what I experienced during the Microsoft Surface 3 launch over a month ago. Read the blogpost here.
See Also : Microsoft Surface 3 User Review
In the “Home Zone” area, there will be showcase on how you can make use of Microsoft’s OneDrive as your cloud storage option. Personally, I rarely use the hard drive storage on my laptop or smartphone these days, everything is almost always synced to the cloud so I can access them any time, on any device, backed up without a worry of losing my data.
In the “Office Zone” area, you’ll learn about Video and Photo Sharing using the Surface, as well as Project My Screen using your Lumia smartphone. These are very handy features that not a lot of people know about, which can be used personally to share photos or at work to project and share presentations.
See Also : Microsoft Surface Pro 3 User Review
If you still haven’t seen or touched the Surface 3 in person, I suggest you drop by to this Surface & Lumia Mid Valley Roadshow next week to get your hands-on experience. Remember, it’s happening from next Wednesday, 24 June 2015, until Sunday, 28 June 2015 at Ground Floor, North Court at Mid Valley Megamall.
I might just see you there. And if you spot me, come say hi or grab a selfie with me or something. 😛
For more information, check out Microsoft Surface 3 Malaysian website at http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-my, Microsoft Malaysia website at http://www.microsoft.com/en-my and *LIKE* Microsoft Malaysia’s Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/MicrosoftMalaysia