Microsoft Surface Book Available in NZ Stores on January 28th

The much anticipated Surface Book is Microsoft’s first laptop. Tier-1 retailers Harvey Norman, Noel Leeming and JB-Hifi will start selling the new laptop in stores on January the 28th. The RRP price set by Microsoft’s NZ Store is $2,749 for the Core i5 processor with 8GB RAM. Retailers usually undercut the RRP by a few percent. Hence, the actual selling price in NZ will likely be somewhat lower after a while. PB Technologies currently offers the Surface Book online at $3,967 for the Core i7 model. Continue reading “Microsoft Surface Book Available in NZ Stores on January 28th”

Smartphone Cases Reveal Four Samsung Galaxy S7 Models

More and more clues point to four different models for the soon to be released Samsung Galaxy S7 phone. The latest clue is a set of listings of smartphone cases on Amazon by Spigen, a large manufacturer of smartphone cases. Spigen has prepared four different cases for the Samsung Galaxy S7 product line. These models are: Continue reading “Smartphone Cases Reveal Four Samsung Galaxy S7 Models”

LG G Pad 2 8.3 Tablet Released

South Korean manufacturer LG releases an upgrade to its G Pad tablet – the LG G Pad 2 8.3 (II). It will initially only be available in South Korea, and then introduced to other markets in 2016. LG hasn’t communicated any specific dates for the expected launch date in New Zealand. Continue reading “LG G Pad 2 8.3 Tablet Released”

Samsung Galaxy S7 Pricing Leaked by China Mobile

Many of us are waiting for the Galaxy S7 which is due in March 2016. China’s largest phone carrier China Mobile accidentally leaked critical pricing information during a press conference recently. A slide in the background that displayed various phone models and pricing showed Samsung Galaxy S7 priced at 3,000 Yuan and above. This converts to  around NZ$678 at today’s exchange rate. Then add 15% GST and also account for local market conditions to estimate the likely retail price in New Zealand.

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