Microsoft Giving Away Surface Pro and 8-inch Acer Iconia W3 Windows 8 Tablet For Build 2013 Attendees

Acer Iconia W3

During BUILD keynote yesterday, Microsoft announced that each of the BUILD attendees will get a Surface Pro and 8-inch Acer Iconia W3 Windows 8 tablet.

To go along with the keynote announcement about the Windows 8.1 Preview, developers were told they’re getting the first 8-inch Windows tablet — the Intel AtomTM Z2760 processor-based Acer Iconia W3. And then, as if that wasn’t enough, they found out they’re also getting a Microsoft Surface Pro, which leverages the 3rd generation Intel Core processor.

These devices offer developers the chance to jump right into building Windows 8.1 apps for a variety of devices. Build attendees will also receive 100 GB of extra storage for one year on SkyDrive, which makes it easy to store and access their files from anywhere.

Read more about it here.

  • NegLewis

    I will never understood why MS is not renting/selling SkyDrive Storage Space directly from SkyDrive App. Or dirrectly from the SkyDrive web page… with a single “click”… or from the SkyDrive PC App.

    1: Submit a request to buy 100GB to SkyDrive from your account.
    2: Automatically increase the storage on the account (WriteOnly). No Delete/Read/ReWrite Permissions.
    3: Sending an eMail with payments options (credit card, paypal, direct transfer – account, in-app-purchase …)
    4: After Confirming the payment the account is fully unlocked.
    5. No payment – the account is frozen and after 30 days is deleted.

    Seems rather simple…no? well it’s not…yet.

  • AS147

    Wow, any chance of them doing something like this at Teched Aus??