Microsoft Surface RT Tablet, 10.6", Wi-Fi, 32GB with free keyboard until the end of June for £399 @ John Lewis
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Microsoft Surface RT Tablet, 10.6", Wi-Fi, 32GB with free keyboard until the end of June for £399 @ John Lewis

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Found 13th Jun 2013
Microsoft Surface RT Tablet, NVIDIA Tegra 3, 1.3GHz, Windows RT, 10.6", Wi-Fi, 32GB for £399 @ John Lewis

Comes with a free keyboard until 30th June worth up to £109.95 using promotion code.

For the Type Keyboard/Cover, Black (worth £109.95) use promo code TYPEKEY
For the Touch Keyboard/Cover, White (worth £99.95) use promo code TOUCHWHITE
For the Touch Keyboard/Cover, Blue (worth £99.95) use promo code TOUCHBLUE

Also the 64gb is available with the offer at a price of £479.

John Lewis don't offer cashback unfortunately. But if you work for them or know someone who does they get 15% off making it £340 or £407 so get them to buy it for you

Also comes with a 2 year guarantee.

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Good price with the type keyboard... why would anyone go for the touch???

Tks for posting but these will get allot cheaper; my advice is to hold on and then they might be a good deal in a few months time...

Just looked and this is the standard price everywhere including the keyboard. So not really the hottest deal. Also you can get the Dell version for £250

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afroylnt

Tks for posting but these will get allot cheaper; my advice is to hold on … Tks for posting but these will get allot cheaper; my advice is to hold on and then they might be a good deal in a few months time...



i agree, coming to the end of the year these will definitely lower in price. just thought i'd post it to make people aware

It's unfortunate - the keyboard cover thingy is incredibly cool looking, but by every account I've read they are terrible to use. Another case of design over function I suppose. Otherwise it looks like a very nice piece of kit, and thanks for the tip about getting a JL employee to purchase it for you. I wonder if that means the warranty would be in their name though?

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TheMev

Just looked and this is the standard price everywhere including the … Just looked and this is the standard price everywhere including the keyboard. So not really the hottest deal. Also you can get the Dell version for £250



yeah, i understand it's not an amazing hot deal but it's not bad if someone is interested. Plus it's much cheaper if you know someone who works for them. that's the real deal

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SFJnet

It's unfortunate - the keyboard cover thingy is incredibly cool looking, … It's unfortunate - the keyboard cover thingy is incredibly cool looking, but by every account I've read they are terrible to use. Another case of design over function I suppose. Otherwise it looks like a very nice piece of kit, and thanks for the tip about getting a JL employee to purchase it for you. I wonder if that means the warranty would be in their name though?



the wattanty shouldn't be a problem. my sister works for them that's why i mentioned it. she said the member of staff will be able to say it's a gift for someone else and you'll only need the receipt for the warranty so it shouldn't be a problem as long as they say it's a gift

if you're BA loyalty card holder you could get avios points from John Lewis purchases

LOL at Tegra 3. Very 2011. You can't even put Linux or any web browsers on it

If that someone you know uses their discount for you and gets caught they WILL be sacked. Not worth risking someone's job.

BTW RT is essentially Windows phone. And the crippled Pocket Office(updated) cant even run Macros.

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james2610

If that someone you know uses their discount for you and gets caught they … If that someone you know uses their discount for you and gets caught they WILL be sacked. Not worth risking someone's job.



they can buy it for you as a gift. no one will get sacked for that

It's only 12.5% on electronics, also I would not recommend you encourage people to abuse there discount as it is frowned upon and can lead to disciplinary action if caught

Why buy into a dead system and architecture? How many times have you seen anyone using a Windows RT device? It is even rarer than a tiger or Windows Phone in the wild. How many developers are actively supporting Windows RT? What will the resale value of these be in twelve months? For how long will Microsoft support them? Why fail unconventionally when you can succeed conventionally, with a proper laptop or an Android/iOS tablet/phone? I'm mystified. £400 for what exactly? You might as well burn the money.

LadyEleanor

BTW RT is essentially Windows phone. And the crippled Pocket … BTW RT is essentially Windows phone. And the crippled Pocket Office(updated) cant even run Macros.



Being fair this is aimed at a home user and not many people have spreadsheets full of macros for home use. Those wanting that experience can get the Surface Pro and install the full office on it.

As mentioned it's not really a deal as it's the same price everywhere, in fact PC World were doing 7% cashback through quidco at the weekend on Reserve and Collects so actually another £28 off these. BUT with John Lewis you get the extra year warranty.

musical

Why buy into a dead system and architecture? How many times have you seen … Why buy into a dead system and architecture? How many times have you seen anyone using a Windows RT device? It is even rarer than a tiger or Windows Phone in the wild. How many developers are actively supporting Windows RT? What will the resale value of these be in twelve months? For how long will Microsoft support them? Why fail unconventionally when you can succeed conventionally, with a proper laptop or an Android/iOS tablet/phone? I'm mystified. £400 for what exactly? You might as well burn the money.



Your post was mildly humourous - I'll grant you that - but maybe you haven't seen many Windows Phones "in the wild" because (a) We WP users don't wave them around like owners of the ubiquitous iPhones (yawn) or (b) They are perhaps more discrete that the 8.1" SuperPhablets running Octacore processors with the latest JellyNoodle update and built-in Malware and Google "Steal your soul" technology.

Anyway, all the tech mags put WP adoption at 3-15%, and growing, depending on country (maybe 6% currently in UK? I dunno) so maybe, just maybe, your eyes aren't telling you the full tale.......
Edited by: "scrumpypaul" 13th Jun 2013

As blunt as the statements in trolleys post, I can't disagree with him. As for the 3-15% growth rate for mobile Windows products, I think that's a very over-optimistic internal Microsoft target. I know a half dozen people who willingly tried a Windows-based phone and are giving up after the contract term due to lack of support and general compatibility.
Each to their own though.
Edited by: "joetipper" 13th Jun 2013

Hmmm - the figures provided by a range of various tech sites such as Engadget et al?

Or the views of Joetippers six mates........?

scrumpypaul

Hmmm - the figures provided by a range of various tech sites such as … Hmmm - the figures provided by a range of various tech sites such as Engadget et al? Or the views of Joetippers six mates........?



I have 8 friends who advised me they prefer WP to any other system and as I have only 10 friends I believe that WP will shortly represent 80% of the the smartphone market.

Your facts must be wrong.
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