Last week Anthony Salcito, Microsoft worldwide education lead, announced in his blog post a great opportunity exclusively for education institutions* to buy Surface RT tablets at a reduced price for a limited time. He spoke about our mission, which has always been to help schools, students and educators realise their full potential; we are continuing this support through special pricing and promotions like this one on Surface RT. Today I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of this offer in Australia.

The Surface RT Offer:

  • Surface RT (32 GB) for AU$219 incl. GST (Estimated Retail Price is $559)
  • Surface RT (32 GB) with Touch Keyboard Cover for AU$279 incl. GST (Estimated Retail Price is $679)
  • Surface RT (32 GB) with Type Keyboard Cover for AU$319 incl. GST (Estimated Retail Price is $708)

Detailed information for purchasing:

*The offer is only available to education institutions. 
To purchase the Surface RT device, education institutions should download* the offer brochure and order form on this blog, which contains details on the devices, and review the terms and conditions (also downloadable from the ZIP file attached to this blog). Completed order forms and any questions should be sent through to SurfaceEDU@microsoft.com.

I regularly speak to educators and students and there are a couple of key things they love about Windows 8. One is the sheer choice and diversity of devices that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, features and price points to enrich and personalise the learning experience.  The second strength is the ability to integrate Windows devices into existing IT environments, with flow on benefits around ease and cost of management. These great benefits together with the Surface RT offer is part of a holistic view of education at Microsoft -- through programs such as Partners in Learning, our partnerships and our innovative products, we offer a complete solution for institutions to embrace and drive the transformation we see in learning environments today.  

Tina Flammer, Windows Lead, Microsoft Australia

* To begin the download process, click on the attachment and 'Save As' to your PC. Go to the file, and right click to extract the documents.