With the release of the Surface Pro 3 earlier this year, Microsoft seems to have stepped up its game and come into it own as a player in the tablet market -- or hybrid, depending on your viewpoint. Now the hardware is making its way down under, arriving in Australia this week. That's perfect timing to coincide with the Microsoft Developer Conference.
That timing is, in fact, the plan, as it allows the company to offer a discount to attendees of the show. Those making the trip will be offered a ten percent discount on a Surface Pro 3 and a Type Cover.
"Microsoft Store Voucher codes valid from 00:01 AEST on 2nd September 2014, and must be redeemed by 24:59 AEST on 7th September 2014. Offer is available while supplies last. Available in Microsoft online store in Australia only. Not valid on prior orders or purchases; cannot be transferred or otherwise redeemed for cash. Not combinable with other offers. Refunds will take into account the discount. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue offers at any time. Limit of one Surface Pro 3 device and one Type Cover per person. A unique Microsoft Store promo code will be emailed directly to registered delegates of Microsoft Australia Partner Conference 2014. This unique promo code will be valid for one Surface Pro 3 device and one Type Cover only. Type Cover must be purchased with device in one transaction in order to get the 10 percent discount", say Microsoft's Phil Goldie.
The Australian version of Microsoft's Partner Conference will take place between September 2nd and 4th. It will be held at Australia's beautiful Gold Coast, and folks can still register for the event, and even save a few dollars if they do so soon.