Microsoft expands Surface Book and Microsoft Band 2 Australian availability

Alex Kidman 5 January 2016 NEWS


Microsoft has announced increased availability for its premium laptop and fitness band products.

When Microsoft first launched the Surface Book and Microsoft Band 2, it did so with a very limited release strategy. The Surface Book was sold only through Microsoft’s online store and at its Sydney flagship store, while the Microsoft Band 2 was only available if you could make it in person to the Sydney store.

That was then, and this is now, and Microsoft has announced wider availability of both devices, as well as an LTE-equipped version of the Surface 3 tablet for later this month.

The Surface Book will go on retail sale through Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi stores from 28 January, with pre-orders starting today.

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Purchase Microsoft Surface Pro 4 for $899 from Microsoft Store

With its 12.3-inch PixelSense touchscreen, Windows 10 operating system and interchangeable Surface Pen tips, the Surface Pro 4 looks to improve upon every aspect that made its predecessor so popular.

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Despite having considerable premium appeal, we weren’t that taken with the Surface Book when we tested one out, primarily due to software issues that Microsoft may have now attended to. You can read our full review here.

The Microsoft Band will expand out to Microsoft’s online store, as well as JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and Rebel Sport stores and online, with pre-orders from today and availability from 21 January 2016.

Finally, the LTE-equipped variant of the Surface 3 tablet will go on sale for $979 from 28 January via Microsoft online, its flagship store, JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman.

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