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iPad Officially Launched in Malaysia

Finally iPad is officially here in Malaysia. Have you got one?

Harvey Norman iPad Price List
Harvey Norman iPad Price List

Harvey Norman
Harvey Norman @ Ikano : Went there around 9.30+ but only found two ppl lining up. I think mostly because there’s not much publicity on the iPad launch at Harvey Norman.

Machines iPad Price List
Machines iPad Price List

Machines @ Sunway Pyramid
Machines @ Sunway Pyramid

Machines @ Mid Valley
Machines @ Mid Valley

Machines @ Gardens
Machines @ Gardens

The official price list for the iPad with Wi-Fi only is
RM1,549 (16GB) | RM1,849 (32GB) | RM2,149 (64GB)

iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G RM1,999 (16GB) | RM2,299 (32GB) | RM2,599 (64GB)

There’s not much hype on this iPad official launch yesterday. Overall the iPad is much cheaper and affordable now but I think Apple just trying to clear stock in Malaysia before they launch the iPad2 with better and stronger features? Or maybe most ppl who want to get iPad already gotten theirs earlier?

Apple’s iPad on sale in Malaysia from today

KUALA LUMPUR: After months of waiting, the iPad will be sold at selected stores in Malaysia today at a rate that is said to be one of the cheapest in the world.

The official price list provided to The Star by authorised reseller Machines, via Apple, showed iPads in US stores going at RM1,573.10 to RM2,613.42 (US$499 to US$829).

The price range for the iPads in Malaysia is RM1,549 to RM2,599.

iPad Launched in Malaysia
In demand: Cheng rolling out the iPads which will go on sale in Malaysia Tuesday.

Long queues are expected at all Apple premium reseller stores in major shopping malls in the country.

Machines director Andrew Cheng said the “lifestyle changing” device was expected to sell like hot cakes, along with the wide range of accessories available for the iPad.

“The iPad had been sold in small-time booths at IT centres over the past few months – mostly brought in from overseas.

“Now, consumers can buy the iPads at official Apple-commissioned stores,” Cheng said.

“By doing so, users can enjoy better customer service and warranties by Apple Malaysia, making their buy a much safer and assured experience.”Cheng said the light and portable device had been significant in changing the way he worked as well as his entertainment experience.

“I can easily do an impressive business presentation with this device. When I go for short working trips, my laptop, which I used to lug around, is now left at the office. I just take my iPad out,” he said.

Telcos in the country will also begin to roll out various dedicated data plans for iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G with the launch of the iPad.

DiGi, Maxis and Celcom have introduced the micro SIM card, made 52% smaller for both the iPhone 4 and the iPad.

With a 3G connection, users can browse the Web, read and send e-mail, and enjoy and share photos from anywhere in the country with network coverage.

The official price list for the iPad with Wi-Fi only is RM1,549 (16GB); RM1,849 (32GB); RM2,149 (64GB); iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G RM1,999 (16GB); RM2,299 (32GB) and RM2,599 (64GB).

Maxis Bhd said it was offering data plans for iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G in Malaysia from today.

All data plans would be available without a contract and users would have the freedom to activate or cancel a plan at any time, the company said in a statement here yesterday.

“The plans are designed to enable Maxis customers to enjoy more Internet connectivity and the growing number of applications for the rich interface in a more affordable way,” Maxis chief operating officer Jean-Pascal van Overbeke said.

The iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G models is 1.27cm thick and weighs just 0.726kg. It has a single-charge battery life of 10 hours for surfing the Web on Wi-Fi, watching videos or listening to music and up to nine hours of surfing the Web using a 3G data network.

Source : TheStar

Data Plan Cater for iPad:

iPad-friendly DiGi Data Plans

If you need Internet access for your 3G iPad, here are your options for Data Plans from DiGi :
1. DiGi Easy Prepaid (10sen/10kb, maximum RM3/day)
2. DiGi Prepaid (10sen/10kb, maximum RM5/day)
3. Prepaid Internet (RM2/day)
4. DiGi Broadband Discover Day Plan (RM38/month for 3GB quota). This is the best option for iPad. Only RM33/month when you sign up for autobilling. Full speed from 7am to 7pm (limited to 128kbps from 7pm to 7am, when you’re most likely to be on your home WiFi network)
5. DiGi MiFi (RM360 up front purchase for MiFi device, RM128/month for 16GB quota with rebates). This is the best option if you purchase the plain vanilla iPad with WiFi. You’ll be able to share access to DiGi Broadband with up to 5 devices, including your brand new iPad. http://digi.com.my/mifi

Note :
* Existing customers can switch to an iPad-compatible microSIM for a one-time payment of RM20. Get your microSIM from these outlets :
* DiGi Prepaid, DiGi Easy Prepaid and Prepaid Internet microSIM are available for purchase at the DiGi Online Store

Maxis iPad Plan Rate:

iPad Postpaid Plans
iPad Postpaid Plans
RM70 for 3.5GB = RM20/GB
RM90 for 6.0GB = RM15/GB
RM200 for 15GB = RM13.33/GB

iPad Prepaid Plans
iPad Prepaid Plans
RM8 for 500MB with validity 1 day
RM18 for 500MB with validity 30 days
RM28 for 1.0GB with validity 30 days.



Author: Saimatkong

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