+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 9 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 128
Hardware Thread, Ridiculously low pricing on Surface RT for UK Edu this summer in Technical; They can't possibly be turning a profit with this pricing, but grab it while you can. Institutional orders only (no ...
  1. #1

    AngryTechnician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    3,724
    Thank Post
    695
    Thanked 1,206 Times in 759 Posts
    Rep Power
    393

    Ridiculously low pricing on Surface RT for UK Edu this summer

    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)

    Microsoft 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
    More details on Academic pricing on Surface RT - FE blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
    Last edited by AngryTechnician; 26th June 2013 at 12:01 PM.

  2. 2 Thanks to AngryTechnician:

    FishCustard (27th June 2013), fiza (26th June 2013)

  3. #2

    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    East Midlands
    Posts
    228
    Thank Post
    112
    Thanked 19 Times in 16 Posts
    Rep Power
    7
    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?

  4. #3

    sparkeh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6,259
    Thank Post
    1,138
    Thanked 1,463 Times in 980 Posts
    Blog Entries
    22
    Rep Power
    457
    Quote Originally Posted by Novalee View Post
    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?
    Well they can't be joined to a domain no.

  5. #4
    chazzy2501's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    South West
    Posts
    1,723
    Thank Post
    206
    Thanked 254 Times in 206 Posts
    Rep Power
    65
    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.

  6. #5

    AngryTechnician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    3,724
    Thank Post
    695
    Thanked 1,206 Times in 759 Posts
    Rep Power
    393
    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.

  7. #6

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,439
    Thank Post
    1,468
    Thanked 1,035 Times in 908 Posts
    Rep Power
    299
    Do they do Remote Desktop for them (thinking for a connection to MS RDG farm here)

  8. #7

    SYSMAN_MK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3,978
    Thank Post
    484
    Thanked 1,330 Times in 721 Posts
    Rep Power
    425
    Whats flash like on RT? Anyone here used espresso or education city?

  9. #8

    AngryTechnician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    3,724
    Thank Post
    695
    Thanked 1,206 Times in 759 Posts
    Rep Power
    393
    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Do they do Remote Desktop for them (thinking for a connection to MS RDG farm here)
    Yes. Microsoft's Surface RT: Using existing Windows apps remotely | ZDNet

  10. Thanks to AngryTechnician from:

    john (26th June 2013)

  11. #9

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,439
    Thank Post
    1,468
    Thanked 1,035 Times in 908 Posts
    Rep Power
    299
    So if you have an RDS farm this makes this look a very attractive tool at an attractive price

  12. #10
    zag
    zag is offline
    zag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    3,530
    Thank Post
    815
    Thanked 380 Times in 317 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    80
    I thought Windows RT was dead in the water?

  13. #11

    Theblacksheep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    In a house.
    Posts
    1,876
    Thank Post
    127
    Thanked 279 Times in 204 Posts
    Rep Power
    164
    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    I thought Windows RT was dead in the water?
    sales wise maybe, but thats not going to stop Microsoft, they love flogging a dead horse, they'll bring out 2.0 horse soon. Although they'll probably call it horseone.

  14. 4 Thanks to Theblacksheep:

    dalehopper (9th July 2013), Novalee (26th June 2013), sparkeh (26th June 2013), zag (26th June 2013)

  15. #12

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    8,941
    Thank Post
    232
    Thanked 1,510 Times in 1,206 Posts
    Rep Power
    328
    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.

  16. #13

    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,520
    Thank Post
    411
    Thanked 181 Times in 158 Posts
    Rep Power
    49
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    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.
    Im sure some schools will just use them as stand alone tablets like we do with ours.

    although its only our caretaker that has a tablet at the moment.

  17. #14
    fiza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,730
    Thank Post
    309
    Thanked 227 Times in 201 Posts
    Rep Power
    86
    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Well they can't be joined to a domain no.
    Can you map drives on them? If I could map the student shared drive on my domain then I would be happy to buy some.

  18. #15

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    8,941
    Thank Post
    232
    Thanked 1,510 Times in 1,206 Posts
    Rep Power
    328
    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailstar View Post
    Im sure some schools will just use them as stand alone tablets like we do with ours.

    although its only our caretaker that has a tablet at the moment.
    Yes they're designed to be used as standalone, but this is somewhat a backwards step considering every version of Windows since Windows 95 could be joined to a network domain. I'd say this is probably one of the main reasons (as well as software compatibility), and Windows 8 itself why they haven't sold very many.

    Even if you couldn't control them via GPO, just being able to authenticate against a domain would have been logical.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 9 12345 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •