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Microsoft Surface RT Tegra 3 1.4GHz 32GB 10.6" Tablet

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Tegra 3 1.4GHz Windows RT 32GB Aug 2013
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7 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Tablet Computers

Microsoft is one of the superior tablet computer manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Microsoft also has good reviews for its Tegra 3 processor tablet computers.

Fairly Large Screen Size

The average screen size of Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Surface RT is 9.2", and the screen sizes range from 7" to 11". The Surface RT has a fairly large screen size (10.6 inches) compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Bluetooth Version

The Surface RT supports a newer Bluetooth version than most Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to it. This tablet computer supports a 4 Bluetooth version, whereas most comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to it support a 3 Bluetooth version.

A 4 Bluetooth version is actually the best supported Bluetooth version amongst all tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Surface RT.

The worst supported Bluetooth version across similar types of tablet computer is 3.

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Quite Large Internal Memory

The Microsoft Surface RT has a fairly large internal memory (2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that came out more than two years ago. The internal memory of Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface RT range from 1GB to 2GB.

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DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This tablet computer has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the 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. The best display resolution of all Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface RT is 1920 x 1200 pixels and the worst is 1280 x 800 pixels.

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Very Thin

At only 9.3 millimeters, the Surface RT has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years. The average thickness of Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago is 69mm, and the thicknesses range from 0.45mm to 190mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The Surface RT supports an HDD storage medium which is better than the Flash storage medium supported by most tablet computers of a comparable age and type to it. Across all comparable spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface RT the worst storage medium is eMMC and the best is SSD.

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Not 3G Compatible

Most tablets of this age and spec are not 3G compatible. The Microsoft Surface RT is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

If you would prefer a tablet that is 3G compatible then you might want to consider the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T which also has a higher rating.

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Not 4G Compatible

The Microsoft Surface RT is not 4G compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface RT are also not 4G compatible.

If you would prefer a tablet that is 4G compatible then you might also want to consider the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T which is also higher rated.

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Only Apple 30-Pin Docking Connector Type

The docking connector type of this tablet is Apple 30-pin, which is the most frequently found docking connector type on comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Surface RT has an HDD storage medium which is better than most tablet computers of this type and age. Most comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to it have a Flash storage medium.

This tablet's storage media type (HDD) is actually the worst storage media type amongst all comparable spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface RT.

The best storage media type across similar types of tablet is Flash.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

With a maximum battery life of only 8 hours, the Microsoft Surface RT has one of the shorter maximum battery life amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age. The maximum battery life of tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Surface RT range from 5h to 360h.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The biggest maximum video resolution of the Microsoft Surface RT is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less maximum video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels tablet computer, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the worst maximum video resolution amongst all tablet computers of this spec and age.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is the best maximum video resolution amongst similar types of tablet.

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Heavy

The weights of tablets of this age and type range from 300g to 1.2kg, and the average weight is 590g. The Microsoft Surface RT is one of the heavier tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface RT (680 grams) amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface RT

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Microsoft released the Surface RT.

Four Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Microsoft Surface RT is four which is average compared to the other 57 Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.4 gigahertz, the Surface RT has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface RT.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 32 gigabytes, the Surface RT has a fairly typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable age and spec to the Surface RT.

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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

(100)
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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