Microsoft Surface in SA: devices, pricing, and launch date

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After announcing earlier this year that the Microsoft Surface portfolio would be coming to South Africa, the company has detailed which devices are launching locally.

The first two devices to come to South Africa are the Surface Pro 7 and the Surface Laptop 3.

Microsoft will also launch a series of Surface accessories locally. This includes the Surface Dock, which lets you turn your Surface device into a desktop PC.

You can see more details on the Surface devices below:

Microsoft Surface Pro 7

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The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is a 2-in-one laptop and tablet, featuring the Surface range’s signature kickstand. It’s twice as fast as the Surface Pro 6, according to Microsoft.

Launched globally in October 2019, it features a 10-gen Intel Core processor, fast charging, and modern USB Type-C ports.

Depending on the version you choose, the device offers 4/16/16GB of RAM, a 128/257/512GB or a 1TB SSD, and an i3/15/i7 processor.

Available accessories include the  Surface Keyboard Cover, Surface Pen, and Surface Arc Mouse.

Surface Laptop 3

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For those who want a more traditional laptop form factor, Microsoft is launching the Surface Laptop 3 in South Africa.

The Surface Laptop 3 is an ultralight laptop that comes in 13.5-inch and 15-inch versions. It features a touchscreen display.

The 13-5-inch version has a 10th-Gen Intel Core processor, while the 15-inch version features an AMD Ryzen Surface Edition processor.

The laptop also offers around 11 hours of battery life, depending on the exact version and configuration.

Launch date and price

Both the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3 will be available to buy in South Africa from 29 July.

Consumers can buy the devices from Incredible Connection or Vodacom.

The recommended retail price for the Surface Pro 7 starts at R17 999, while the Surface Laptop 3 starts at R22 999.

Last month, Acer and Dell also announced their new devices coming to South Africa. The announcements included ultralight laptops, as well as various gaming laptops and devices.

Feature image: Microsoft

Megan Ellis, Editor
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