Microsoft is expanding its retail offerings in Australia, finally brining the Surface 3 LTE tablet to the continent and working with other resellers to offer other popular devices. A report by Windows Central states that the Surface 3 LTE, Microsoft’s 10.8 inch tablet which was announced last March, will be available in Australia on January 28th online in the Microsoft Store, in Microsoft’s flagship store in Sydney, and in retailers JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman.
The Surface 3 LTE is the smaller sibling to the Surface Pro 3 that still runs a Windows 10; featuring a smaller screen, lighter overall weight, quad-core Intel Atom x7-Z8700 processor, and LTE cellular connectivity. It also works with the Surface Pen and its own smaller Type Cover. Australian pricing was not available, but the Surface 3 LTE 64 GB variant retails in the United States for $599 USD.
Both the Surface Book and the Microsoft Band 2 will also be more broadly available in Australia by the end of January, as they were originally only available at Microsoft’s store in Sydney. But on January 28th the Surface Book will be available at JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman Stores as well. Beginning January 21st, the Band 2 will also be available online and at JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, and Rebel Sports stores.
After opening their second flagship store in Sydney late last year to huge crowds, it is assuredly a welcome expansion of Microsoft’s sales across the rest of Australia.