They can't possibly be turning a profit with this pricing, but grab it while you can. Institutional orders only (no individuals) but there appears to be no minimum quantity. (Edit: Mark Reynolds has confirmed on Twitter, no min or max order qty)
More details on Academic pricing on Surface RT - FE blog - Site Home - MSDN BlogsMicrosoft is pleased to offer special pricing on Surface RT directly to schools and universities for a limited time between 19th June 2013 and 31st August 2013.
Our exclusive direct to institution pricing is as follows:
- Surface RT (32GB) - £133 + VAT
- Surface RT (32GB) with Touch Keyboard Cover - £168 + VAT
- Surface RT (32GB) with Type Keyboard Cover - £196 + VAT
Last edited by AngryTechnician; 26th June 2013 at 12:01 PM.
Is it correct that RT can't be connected to a network? That's the main thing preventing us getting them - how will you manage them?
I'm ordering 1 through the school for me personally. Turns out to be £160 (with VAT) for a 10" tablet with good screen and a copy of office and subscription. Probably better than some no brand android.
EDIT: I also hear it'll be getting some enterprise features in the 8.1 upgrade... Still no domain join though
Last edited by chazzy2501; 26th June 2013 at 11:32 AM.
No domain join, but limited management is coming in Windows 8.1. The offer sheet confirms that 8.1 will be a free upgrade for Surface RT devices when it is released.
Do they do Remote Desktop for them (thinking for a connection to MS RDG farm here)
Whats flash like on RT? Anyone here used espresso or education city?
john (26th June 2013)
I thought Windows RT was dead in the water?
Horse manure more like. I think Windows RT is more floppy than a floppy disk. Microsoft must be selling them at cost or near to...
Not quite sure how they expected it to work in business or education, considering most have a Windows domain of some kind with GPOs/scripts to control various functions.
Even if you couldn't control them via GPO, just being able to authenticate against a domain would have been logical.
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