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The Microsoft 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 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...
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.
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...
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...
By TechRadar on January 13, 2013
TechRadar rating4/5ForExcellent keyboardsUseful kick-standGreat for Windows 8Stylish look and premium feelAgainstPoor selection of appsStandard displayHeavier than iPad 4Sluggish graphical performanceMicrosoft Surface RT reviewMicrosoft heeds its...
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....
By Phone Arena on December 10, 2012
Microsoft, for its part, has done a tremendous job in bringing to market a competitive tablet in the Surface RT. On the hardware side, it has a stunning design that’s very unique amongst most things, but on the software end, we see that there’s still...
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