The Laptop Company chooses Microsoft Surface Pro

The Laptop Company chooses Microsoft Surface Pro
Technology will be used by business customers as well as government and educators

Elly Yates-Roberts |

The Laptop Company (TLC), a supplier of business, education and government technology in New Zealand, has chosen the Microsoft Surface Pro as an effective solution for its customers. 

Mark Mayo, chief executive of TLC, said: “In a combined mixed brand and hot-desking environment, one of the biggest hurdles was creating an on-desk docking solution that could cater for two device brands, but without negatively impacting the user experience.

“Surface is a complementary solution, a solution that can work alongside other brands within a customer environment. It was also a natural fit between the outcomes the customers wanted to achieve in terms of user experience and mobility.”

TLC is an All-of-Government (AoG) panel partner, working particularly closely with the public sector. The AoG is a contract that establishes agreements with approved suppliers for selected common goods or services purchased across New Zealand government agencies. TLC has successfully secured a couple of significant wins within its AoG contract and has been supplying Microsoft Surface Pro devices to the Department of Internal Affairs and Inland Revenue since 2017 and 2018 respectively.

“Surface Pro was a step-change in how computers were perceived in the market,” Mayo said. “The leadership Microsoft provided with a slim pen and touch-enabled tablet that also promised the utility of a laptop was revolutionary – and many others have followed. The concept has been refined generation over generation to the point where the Surface Pro is suitable for almost any user in business or education.

“It goes beyond providing high quality hardware to achieve a seamless user (and management) experience. This includes native support for pen and touch across much of the gamut of user experiences, while still providing native support for enterprise Windows applications.”


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