Microsoft Surface RT
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.
Premium hardware and design.
Word, Excel, and PowerPoint included in price.
Good battery life.
Beautiful Live Tile interface.
Touch Cover actually works.
USB port can be very useful.
Support for multiple user accounts.
Ability to run two apps next to one another.
Dual band Wi-Fi.
Can't run standard Windows programs.
App selection is very limited.
Limited 1,366x768 display resolution.
Touch Cover is a £100 optional extra.
No GPS or 3G connectivity.
Has first generation bugs.
Captures low quality photos and videos.
Extremely limited third party apps.
Random lock up and pauses with its performance.
By TechSpot on June 20, 2012
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...-
By Whathifi.com on September 12, 2013
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...60
By AsiaOne on April 08, 2013
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...60
By TechRadar on March 25, 2013
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.80
By 3G UK on March 13, 2013
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...70
By uk.hardware.info on March 12, 2013
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 Geek.com on February 06, 2013
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 5FWD on January 17, 2013
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...60
By TechRadar on January 13, 2013
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...80
By Computer Shopper on January 10, 2013
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....70