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Microsoft Surface RT Tegra 3 1.3GHz 32GB 10.6" Tablet

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Tegra 3 1.3GHz Windows 8.1 32GB Aug 2013
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6 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Tablet Reviews

Microsoft Tegra 3 processor tablet computers have good ratings on average and across all tablets Microsoft is one of the better rated brands.

Very Large Screen Size

Across all the tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Surface RT the screen sizes range from 7" to 11". The Microsoft Surface RT has one of the largest screen sizes (10.6 inches) amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age.

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4 Bluetooth Version

The Surface RT supports a 4 Bluetooth version which is newer than most tablet computers that are a comparable age to it. Most tablets of this type and age support a 3 Bluetooth version.

A 4 Bluetooth version is actually the best supported Bluetooth version across all tablets of this type and age.

Across similar types of tablet the worst supported Bluetooth version is 3.

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Very Large Internal Memory

Comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface RT have internal memory of between 1GB and 2GB, and the average internal memory is 1.3GB. The Surface RT has a very large internal memory (2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface RT.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Microsoft Surface RT is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 2% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Across all tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Surface RT the worst display resolution is 1280 x 800 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1200 pixels.

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Very Thin

At only 9.4 millimeters, the Microsoft Surface RT has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface RT. The average thickness of tablets that were released more than two years ago is 69mm, and the thicknesses range from 0.45mm to 190mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The Microsoft Surface RT supports an HDD storage medium which is better than most tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as it. Most tablet computers that were launched around the same time as it support a Flash storage medium. The worst storage medium of all comparable spec tablets that have been available for more than two years is eMMC and the best is SSD.

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Not 3G Compatible

The Microsoft Surface RT is not 3G compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago are also not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

Most tablets of this age and spec are not 4G compatible. The Microsoft Surface RT is no exception to this as it too is not 4G compatible.

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Very Short Browsing Time

The Surface RT has one of the shorter browsing times (only 8 hours) amongst Tegra 3 processor tablet computers of this age. The shortest browsing time of Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface RT is 8h, the longest is 10h, and the average browsing time is 9.6h.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The average maximum battery life of tablets of this age and spec is 17h, and the maximum battery life range from 5h to 360h. The Surface RT has one of the shorter maximum battery life (only 8 hours) amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age.

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Heavy

The weights of comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface RT range from 300g to 1.2kg. At 680 grams, the Surface RT is quite heavy compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Surface RT.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface RT

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Tegra 3 processor tablet has been on the market for over three years.

Four Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Microsoft Surface RT is four which is average compared to the other 57 similar spec tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface RT that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.3 gigahertz, the Surface RT has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Surface RT.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 32 gigabytes, the Surface RT has a pretty average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

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Storage
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Memory Card
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Integrated Card Reader
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Display
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
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Camera
Second Camera
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Mode
Video Recording
Built-In Camera
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
4G WiMAX
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Headphone Jack Size
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Micro HDMI Port
HDMI Port
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
USB 2.0 Port
Messaging
E-Mail
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Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
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AC Adapter Power
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Height
Thickness
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Keyboard Included
Carrying Case
Warranty Card
Other Features
Docking Connector
Kids Tablet
WiFi

14 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(273)
10 April 2014

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... Read more…

17 March 2014

The Microsoft Surface got me deeply rooted into the Microsoft ecosystem. Because of my Surface (and my Lumia), OneDrive (then SkyDrive) is now an indispensible part of my life. I thoroughly...

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6 February 2014

The Surface RT is a remarkable device to mark a milestone to Microsoft, not before Microsoft sorts out the current issues, tweaks, apps, etc. It is quite big as a tablet to accept, and to get used...

3 December 2013

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... Read more…

22 October 2013

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... Read more…

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User Reviews

(101)
Reviewed 8 March 2014 by Vincent C.
(Verified Purchase)

People complain about the surface or windows 8 in general due to the lack of apps in the store. but all i have to say is the Microsoft store has been around for maybe 2 years, apple and android... Read more…

Reviewed 2 July 2014 by Arthur B.

Meets my needs very well since I wanted a cheap tablet to surf the internet while being a couch potato. My other computer is a workstation and I don't want to waste it on slacking and... Read more…

Reviewed 26 March 2016 by ANTONY COLEMAN
(Verified Purchase)

All good...

Reviewed 29 September 2015 by Mr. C. Chamberlain

I was very disapointed with my Microsoft Surface 2 and the way I was treated by there Customer Service team. My Surface 2 has seen very little use & has always been well looked after & stored in a... Read more…

Reviewed 24 May 2015 by Mrs S A Stringer
(Verified Purchase)

Love it.

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