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13 December 2012

Microsoft Surface on sale at tomorrow - 14 December 2012

Always first with the latest technology, John Lewis is delighted to announce that it will be the first high street retailer in the UK to offer the Microsoft Surface from the 14 December 2012* and with a two-year guarantee included at no extra cost.

Matt Leeser, head of buying for communication technology at John Lewis says, “Demand for Windows 8 computers has been phenomenal with touch screen models leading the way. We are committed to offering customers the very best tablet range available and believe that the innovative Microsoft Surface is a brilliant addition to our assortment.”

The Microsoft Surface combines the functionality of a laptop with the portability of a tablet. From the fun and unique touch cover that provides a super-thin, spill-resistant keyboard to the integrated kickstand that enables hands-free entertainment. The included Office Home & Student 2013 RT software, full-size USB port and a microSD card slot make the Surface perfect for work and a host of Windows apps, including SkyDrive cloud connectivity, HD video, Xbox Music and games make it ideal for play.

Models and Prices

Microsoft Surface 32GB with Black Touch Keyboard - £479 with a two-year guarantee included at no extra cost.

Microsoft Surface 64GB with Black Touch Keyboard - £559 with a two-year guarantee included at no extra cost.

John Lewis customer enquiries 08456 049 049 or

Notes to Editors:

* The Surface will be available from from the 14 December and in store over the weekend (15/16 December).

Prices and products are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change and therefore I would recommend calling to check prices and availability before going to press.

For more information contact:

Jessica Groves
Senior Account Executive - Sellers PR
t: 01962 977950
Chloe MacDonagh
Account Executive - Sellers PR
t: 01962 977950

John Lewis operates 42 John Lewis shops across the UK (31 department stores, ten John Lewis at home and a shop at Heathrow Terminal 2) as well as It is part of the John Lewis Partnership, the UK's largest example of worker co-ownership where all 30,000 staff are Partners in the business.

John Lewis, 'Multichannel Retailer of the Year 2014' ¹ , 'Best Overall Retailer' ² and 'Best Retailer 2014' ³, typically stocks more than 350,000 separate lines in its department stores across fashion, home and technology. stocks over 280,000 products, and is consistently ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the UK. John Lewis Insurance offers a range of comprehensive insurance products - home, car, wedding and event, travel and pet insurance and life cover - delivering the values of expertise, trust and customer service expected from the John Lewis brand.

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