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Microsoft Surface RT Tegra 3 1.4GHz 64GB 10.6" Tablet

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Tegra 3 1.4GHz Windows RT 64GB Aug 2013
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Microsoft Surface RT Review
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7 Reasons For

Microsoft Tablets Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Microsoft tablet computers and also specifically for Microsoft Tegra 3 processor tablet computers and found that in both cases Microsoft had good reviews.

Very Large Screen Size

Comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years have screen sizes of between 7" and 11", and the average screen size is 9.2". With a screen size of 10.6 inches, the Surface RT has one of the largest screen sizes amongst Tegra 3 processor tablet computers of this age.

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

Tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Surface RT have internal storage capacity of between 8GB and 64GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 32GB. The Surface RT has one of the larger internal storage capacity (64 gigabytes) amongst Tegra 3 processor tablet computers of this age.

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4 Bluetooth Version

The Microsoft Surface RT supports a 4 Bluetooth version which is newer than most tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago. Most similar spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago support a 3 Bluetooth version.

This tablet's Bluetooth version (4) is in fact the best supported Bluetooth version amongst all tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Surface RT.

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

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Quite Large Internal Memory

Tablets of a comparable spec and 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 quite large internal memory (2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablets of a similar age and spec to the Surface RT.

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DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This tablet has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Microsoft Surface RT has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 2% more display resolution than a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet computer, which is the most frequently found display resolution. The best display resolution of all Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface RT is 1920 x 1200 pixels and the worst is 1280 x 800 pixels.

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7 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 similar type and age to it. The best storage medium of all tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years is SSD and the worst is eMMC.

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Not 3G Compatible

The Surface RT is not 3G compatible. Most of the other tablets of this spec and age are also not 3G compatible.

Tablets which are 3G compatible that might be worth looking at include the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T[plb_1474158_price].

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Not 4G Compatible

The Surface RT is not 4G compatible. Most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface RT are also not 4G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 4G compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T[plb_1474158_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Apple 30-Pin Docking Connector Type

The docking connector type of this tablet computer is Apple 30-pin, which is typical of many tablet computers of this age and type.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Surface RT has a better storage media type than most comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago. This Microsoft tablet has an HDD storage medium, whereas most tablet computers of this type and age have a Flash storage medium.

An HDD storage medium is actually the worst storage media type amongst all tablets of a comparable type and age to the Surface RT.

A Flash storage medium is the best storage media type across comparable types of tablet.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The maximum battery life of Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago range from 5h to 360h. The Surface RT has a quite short maximum battery life (only 8 hours) compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

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

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

The best maximum video resolution across comparable types of tablet computer is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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3 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 are a comparable age to the Surface RT 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 relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

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Bluetooth
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Headphone Jack Size
Microphone Input
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Kids Tablet
WiFi

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Expert Reviews

(138)
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...

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…

12 September 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...

19 June 2013

Ah, the Surface RT. The slate that is essentially Microsoft showing its partners how to make a Windows 8 (or in this case, RT) device. And they've certainly done their homework, leaving nothing to... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 23 March 2015 by Ben S.

I actually like the tablet and since I know what I've purchased, I'm not annoyed. But if I was a little less comsumer savvy, I could have purchased this expecting it to be, as advertised, an... Read more…

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