Microsoft Surface Tablet available at Axiom Telecom

By on December 3, 2012
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Microsoft Surface Now on Sale in UAE.

Press Release: Microsoft Surface went on sale yesterday at Axiom Telecom stores across the UAE, with the innovative retailer once again underlining its position as the go-to destination for the latest mobile technology.

Axiom Telecom is one of the first in the UAE to sell the Microsoft’s bold foray into the booming tablet market. Currently, the 32GB black version is on sale for AED 2,899, with other models set to follow in the coming weeks.

Running on Windows 8, the 9.3 mm thin, 676g light Microsoft Surface features a full-sized USB port, and a 10.6” ClearType HD Display with 16:9 aspect ratio – the industry standard for HD.

The casing has been created using an approach known as VaporMG, a combination of material selection and process to mold metal and deposit particles that creates a finish akin to a luxury watch. The design enables a built-in kickstand to transition from active use to passive consumption. One of Microfsoft Surface’s most notable features is a 3mm Touch Cover, which uses unique pressure-sensitive technology, Touch Cover senses keystrokes as gestures, and claims to enable touch typing significantly faster than with an on-screen keyboard.

“Surface brings a host of new features and perspectives to theMiddle East’s thriving tablet market and, as ever, we are proud to be the first to bring it to our customers,” said Faisal Al Bannai, CEO, Axiom Telecom.

As a valued added service, Axiom Telecom is currently offering a part exchange service for customers wishing to trade in their old tablets.


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Comments
  • ossman

    The price 2,899 AED seems bit steep considering that it costs 2200 AED in US. I can understand shipping cost and what not but I m sure Axiom got dealer prices. Charging such high price is unfair.

  • MJ

    Surface does not run windows 8, it runs windows RT. Also, Axiom wasn’t the first to get it, I’ve seen it in Jumbo long before Axiom got it. This smells of PR to me.

    • Nick Rego

      Hence “Press Release” at the start of the article :-)

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