Microsoft Surface RT

  • Microsoft Surface RT
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The Microsoft Surface RT offers the flexibility of a Windows 8-based tablet as well as an ultrabook-like computer. The Surface RT is powered by a quad-core Nvidia Tegra processor, 2GB of memory, a 1,366x768 wide-screen display, and Windows RT. Other features include a USB 2.0 port, HDMI-out, and a vapor-deposited magnesium chassis.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on

Out of nowhere, Microsoft had an announcement to make. Nothing concrete leaked ahead of the event except that it would be tablet-related. Everybody was skeptical, myself included. The presentation began and it seemed like more of the same. Don't call...

By uk.askmen.com on

There's good reason for this tack: Surface will be the only tablet to boast a built-in kickstand, and that magnetic cover cleverly doubles as either a touch-sensitive keyboard or “proper” keyboard that's improbably slim. These innovations might well be...

By examiner.com on 80

The Microsoft RT tablet that went on sale during Black Friday was the 32GB model. One thing that is bad about this memory size is that about half of the 32GB memory is being allocated and used by the OS (Operating System) of the tablet which means you...

By howtospendit.ft.com on

This, a long-awaited Microsoft coffee-table PC that costs £8,500, is a rare stroke of flashy play by the boys from Redmond, WA. What the Surface will do for your interior, I'm not wholly sure. It will certainly be a talking point. It is mainly designed...

By TechRadar AU on 60

Microsoft Surface is a strong entrance to the world of PC hardware for Microsoft, and as a device it's certainly highly recommendable. The solid build, kickstand, the associated rage of keyboards and big screen make it adept for both work and play, and...

By Whathifi.com on 60

There aren't many other tablets if any that offer the same breadth of functionality and features. And, if you're in the market for a tablet for both work and play, then the Surface undoubtedly has its merits. But it isn't perfect, and those that want...

By bit.com.au on 50

As one of the standout tablets for any business wanting to run Windows applications on a tablet computer, the Microsoft Surface is a device we have published various articles about. W e have already published this review of the Microsoft Surface with...

By AsiaOne on 60

Five months after it was launched in other markets, Microsoft's Surface RT has finally landed.More of a laptop than a tablet, the Surface RT is the latest hardware offering from the software giant as it attempts to stay competitive while consumer and...

By TechRadar on 80

Microsoft's hardware designers should be applauded for delivering a solid tablet which delivers a great experience, but now it's down to the fortunes of the Windows Store to decide whether Microsoft Surface is remembered in history.

By techlife.net on 70

Critical specs : 10.6-inch LCD at 1,366 x 768 pixels, 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB onboard storage, USB 2.0 socket, microSD slot, 680g.You can't accuse Microsoft of not aiming high. The Surface tablets are the first major...

By techgeek.com.au on 75

A fantastic tablet that is great to use and has awesome battery life. Popular apps are hard to come by for...

By tablet-news.com on

The Microsoft Surface RT is without a doubt an original tablet when it comes to design and also a very solid product, but when compared with other modern devices it pales. We're dealing with the original Microsoft hardware, their first tablet, a model...

By 3G UK on 70

The Surface tablet has plenty to offer if you want to stay productive on the move. The keyboard cover works surprisingly well, and means you don’t have to cart a dock around with you. The display is sharp enough and bright. But Windows 8 operating...

By uk.hardware.info on

The Microsoft Surface RT made mixed impression. The hardware and design are impressive. The kickstand is very practical, the magnetic grip is thought-through and works really well, and the full-size USB port is nice to have. The Nvidia Tegra processors...

By mobilechoice.co.uk on 70

Microsoft’s Surface tablet has plenty to offer if you’re after a portable device to keep you productive on the move. The keyboard cover works better than expected and saves you lugging a plastic dock around, while the screen is bright and reasonably...

By SiliconRepublic on

I think Microsoft has really achieved something good with the Surface RT. I hadn't been expecting to like it as much as I have.It is like Microsoft adopted the lessons of the past three years and instead of just matching requirements it exceeded...

By Geek.com on

Microsoft may have turned a few heads with the announcement of the Surface RT tablet, but their initial release was far from the major success the company had hoped it would be. Despite looking very similar, the Surface Windows 8 Pro and Surface RT...

By gadgetshow.channel5.com on 60

Microsoft Surface is certainly the most impressive Windows RT tablet - not bad for a software company. Sadly though, unless you’re desperately seeking a tablet with built-in typing skills, it’s just lacking too many apps, and too expensive to make it...

By TechRadar on 80

Surface makes you want to pick it up and play, pleases you with the delivery of Windows RT and the live tiles make it feel personal and alive. Performance is a real issue, but since Tegra is at the heart of high performing tablets, we hope that RT can...

By Computer Shopper on 70

Microsoft's first effort at making its own tablet is a seriously impressive piece of hardware. But the lack of substantive apps and the added cost of the keyboard cover make it hard to recommend against excellent iOS and Android alternatives....