Surface RT shipping with free keyboard cover ($129 value) for limited time

Rick

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Starting today, U.S. and Canadian customers who purchase a Surface RT from either Microsoft or an authorized reseller will receive a free keyboard cover (a $120 value). The deal is for a "limited time only", although details regarding its official...

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Railman

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The touch keyboard just looked cheap and tacky when I saw one in a shop. I would not buy a Surface RT especially as it has such a small screen. You can buy a laptop PC with far better spec for the same money and it would be compatible with legacy programs
 

treeski

Posts: 1,006   +248
The touch keyboard just looked cheap and tacky when I saw one in a shop. I would not buy a Surface RT especially as it has such a small screen. You can buy a laptop PC with far better spec for the same money and it would be compatible with legacy programs
And that laptop will be a lot heavier with shorter battery life and no standby notifications. There are always trade-offs.
 

Railman

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So what if the Surface RT is lighter and has longer battery use. It only runs a lite version of MS Office and you can only run Apps from the MS store. Fine to watch films whilst on the train. More of less useless for serious use. It is just an expensive toy. Why not buy an Android or Apple tablet which are cheaper?
 

captaincranky

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Starting today, U.S. and Canadian customers who purchase a Surface RT from either Microsoft or an authorized reseller will receive a free keyboard cover (a $120 value). The deal is for a "limited time only", although details regarding its official...
Couldn't you actually buy a whole "Kindle" for something like $120.00.....?:confused:

I full well realize that this is an apples to oranges comparison, but it does highlight what an arbitrary and vastly inflated value the ********* at M$ have attached to a simple piece of molded plastic.

I was right, you can: http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Paperw...ie=UTF8&qid=1370139180&sr=1-3&keywords=kindle

And TBH, you probably don't need to jump all over a desktop to enjoy it.....:eek:
 

killeriii

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"Starting today, U.S. and Canadian customers who purchase a Surface RT from either Microsoft or an authorized reseller will receive a free keyboard cover (a $120 value)."

should have been a free rt with the purchase of a keyboard...I might have considered it.