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Tegra 3 Windows RT 64GB 10.6" Sep 2015
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Windows RT 8.1 includes Microsoft Office 2013 RT, so you get touch-optimised versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote right out of the box. Surface Typing Covers come in bright,... More
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Fourteen Industry Awards

This tablet computer was given a "Recommended" award by Hothardware.com, Digitaltrends.com, Trusted Reviews, Hi-tech.mail.ru/, Vido.com.ua and Hardwarezone.com.ph all of whom said that this tablet was good.

This Microsoft tablet computer received a "Silver" from both Toptenreviews.com and Revolucaodigital.net, both of which thought that this Microsoft tablet was great.

The experts at Winmagpro.nl and Reviewed.com both wrote that this Tegra 3 processor tablet was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The reviewers at two additional expert review sites both liked this Microsoft tablet. This tablet received a Hwt.dk "Bronze Product of the Year" award and it received an Ixbt.com "Original Design" award.

Two more expert review sites both said that this tablet computer was good. Pocket Lint gave this Microsoft tablet computer a "Hot Product" award and it received a "Quality Award" from Tablety.pl.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on one hundred and twenty expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar the average expert rating of this Tegra 3 processor tablet is 73%.

Good Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this Tegra 3 processor tablet on average 83 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Several customers who reviewed this tablet agreed that it was easy to use. B wrote on Amazon three years ago “It's a practical tool” in their review. Buzz Baker wrote in the same month “The reason why I run one is so that the software we create is easy to use by every Tom, Dick” in their Microsoft Surface RT review but they only rated the Microsoft Surface RT 40 out of 100. Buzz Baker also wrote “Hence as business owner who was hoping for a good very easy to use "tablet" on the move I still use the IPAD for EMAIL”.

Several Microsoft Surface RT reviewers agreed that the product had a good experience. Colin Mcrae Rip said on Amazon “The experience has got even better” in his review of this tablet and scored the product very highly. Colin Mcrae Rip also wrote “The experience is great”. Three years ago Mr. Gk Whitehouse scored it 5 stars and said in their review “It's not the end of the world because most of the time going to web is a much better experience”.

A few Microsoft Surface RT reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this tablet had a good interface. Colin Mcrae Rip wrote on Amazon “That much is obvious, again - despite what you may have read!Surface RT boots fast! Navigating the tiled interface is also fast/fluid” in his review and gave it a score of 5 stars. Expert review site Stuff.tv/my/ mentioned in their review three years ago “It looks a lot like a full version of Windows 8 Pro, with the natty colourful Metro tile interface hiding a more conventional Windows deskto”.

One Microsoft Surface RT reviewer who purchased it said that it was comfortable and easy to hold. One customer wrote that the product had a touch sensitive screen.

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Good Battery Life

Some customers concluded that the Microsoft Surface RT had a good battery life. D. Ballard said on Amazon “It is now a joy to type on (just as well at the additional price!) and the battery life is amazing” in their review. Ethan Pardoe wrote on Amazon two years ago “Battery lasted a full day with a little left over, which was perfect for me as I rarely had an opportunity to charge the device” but despite that he only scored this tablet 60 out of 100. Ray said on Amazon “Not a bad product with long battery life and quick charge”.

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was quick to charge. Emmet O'shaughnessy scored this tablet 5 stars and said in their review of the Microsoft Surface RT on Amazon three years ago “Battery life is very good, don't need to charge it that often”.

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Robust

A few Microsoft Surface RT reviewers said in their reviews that the product was well made. Colin Mcrae Rip wrote in his Microsoft Surface RT review on Amazon “After updating the built in app's online (it tells you that updates are available) anyone who has entered their date of birth now is highlighted via Calendar alerts” and gave the Microsoft Surface RT a rating of 5 stars. Hellyt wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon “The surface feels well built”. N0rman0 mentioned “Cons* Charger - Everything about the Surface feels well engineered and thought out”.

Two people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was strong and durable. Mr. G. M. Taylor rated this tablet as very good and wrote on Amazon “Seems almost disconnected with the fingerKick stand - so useful and really tough - not a gimmickTouch keyboard - It's been handled by my kids daily, passed around the office”. Expert review site Examiner.com gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “The touch screen has a 5 point multi-touch durable display”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Three years ago Stephen Campbell said in his review “With the ‘Gorilla Glass’ (very highly resistant to scratches) for the screen”.

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Good Connectivity

A few Microsoft Surface RT owners thought this tablet was good in terms of USB connections. D. Ballard wrote on Amazon “I bought a bluetooth mouse to save the USB port”. Three years ago Nkechi rated it 5 stars and wrote “The usb port is amazing”. Roger Wright said in his Microsoft Surface RT review “HP Touchpad)Its the simple things that make it great like USB port, hdmi out”.

One customer who bought the product mentioned that it was able to connect to the internet. Colin Mcrae Rip said “You can liken it to simply navigating internet links on your iPhone, Blackberry - or anything else with a touch screen”.

One Microsoft Surface RT owner who reviewed this tablet considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. One person considered that this tablet had messaging.

One Microsoft Surface RT reviewer who reviewed this tablet considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Stephen Campbell mentioned “Connectivity is enhanced by a USB2” in his review of this tablet.

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Nice Design

Several Microsoft Surface RT owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Microsoft Surface RT review three years ago “Having invested a few minutes learning the gestures it all performs beautifully”. Bethan mentioned in their review of this tablet “It's pretty decent”. Three years ago D. Ballard wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon “First of all, this is a really nice-looking and feeling bit of kit”.

Several Microsoft Surface RT reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design. Phonearena.com mentioned four years ago “It has a stunning design that’s very unique amongst most things.”. Uk.hardware.info mentioned “The hardware and design are impressive”.

One person concluded that it was smooth. One Microsoft Surface RT reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was well designed.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of people considered that the Microsoft Surface RT was good value for money. Bernard B wrote on Amazon “Great value for money” and rated it as very good. Bmwkid rated it as very good and mentioned “Sold this on for good money”. Two years ago Christopher Greenwood said on Amazon “Save yourself some money and get a piece of paper”.

A number of Microsoft Surface RT reviewers considered that it was cheap. Colin Mcrae Rip mentioned on Amazon “Due to the fact that basically ARM processors are budget versions, full Windows code does not run on them” in his review of this tablet. Expertreviews.co.uk rated the product 4 stars and wrote on expert review site Expert Reviews four years ago “Not only among compact, low-cost models; Microsoft's Surface RT tablet is bringing the fight straight to the iPad table as well”.

A few customers said in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Ethan Pardoe he mentioned in his review “I wanted a cheap tablet that I could use at college that still had the functionality of a computer”. Mrs Kate Goad mentioned in her review “Swapping for a more powerful and better equipped laptop that can deal with a word document”.

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Good Product Quality

Several Microsoft Surface RT reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good quality. Three years ago Freewheeling said “First and foremost the Surface as a tablet has all the apps we want and does everything that we need with a quality that exceeded expectations.”. Mostly Harmless mentioned in their review of the Microsoft Surface RT “Firstly it feels very solid and well made and looks great as well”. N0rman0 scored it very highly and mentioned on Amazon “It really is top quality, apart for the charger! It connects with a magnetic mechanism in a similar fashion to the power connector of Apple laptops”.

Good Size

A number of Microsoft Surface RT owners mentioned that it was thin. B wrote “Really fits my needs! Light, long battery, windows office, sits like a laptop and it's a slim tablet”. B also mentioned “I like the surface because it's light, slim, does not take any space in my hand bag, long battery”. Expert review site Uk.askmen.com said “That magnetic cover cleverly doubles as either a touch-sensitive keyboard or “proper” keyboard that's improbably slim”.

One Microsoft Surface RT reviewer concluded that this tablet was a good size. Two years ago Bethan mentioned “It's a good size, easy enough to hold” and scored this tablet 4 stars. One Microsoft Surface RT owner who purchased the product considered that it was a good weight. Lynn mentioned on Amazon “Already so pleased with it! Light weight, usb so convenient”.

One person who reviewed this tablet concluded that it was easy to carry around. M. Dransfield said in their review of this tablet on Amazon “In summary, nothing else this easy to carry lets me comfortably type into Word or Excel for hours on end, without charge”.

One Microsoft Surface RT reviewer considered that this tablet was a good depth. Mr. G. M. Taylor gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned four years ago “The touch responsiveness is excellent - image depth under the surface of the glass seems really narrow - which is great” in their Microsoft Surface RT review.

One Microsoft Surface RT owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was thick. N0rman0 rated it as excellent and mentioned on Amazon “At a guess I'd say I can type at about 80% of my normal speeds, not bad for a 3mm thick cover” in their review.

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Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had good picture quality. Kerry Pelkowski scored this tablet very highly and he wrote on Amazon “The graphics are fantastic and I really like the way its set up on the home page”. One person said in their reviews that the product was good for watching tv. Mike Haughey said on Amazon “Knows about this stuff! She tells me that the stand is great for watching tv and videos in bed as it stands on its own”.

One Microsoft Surface RT owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Mr. G. M. Taylor gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “HardwareScreen is bright, colours are great”.

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Good Technical Features

A few customers reckoned that the Microsoft Surface RT had good features. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon three years ago “One of the best features is the ability to have multiple user accounts”. Expert website G4tv.com said in their Microsoft Surface RT review “Microsoft's new Surface Tablet features a striking design” . Expert website Theinquirer.net gave the Microsoft Surface RT a score of 70 out of 100 and said “It also ships with features like Microsoft's full Office productivity suite preloaded”.

Good Sound Quality

Several Microsoft Surface RT reviewers who purchased it said that it had good sound quality. B mentioned “Image is great, sound is really good” and rated this tablet as excellent. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert website Trusted Reviews “It sounds superb, has a great (if slightly”. Three years ago expert website Yugatech.com mentioned “A clear set of speakers and a great touch cover accessory”.

Microsoft Has Good Tablet Reviews

We checked 2,870 expert and owner reviews for Microsoft tablet computers and found that on average Microsoft has good ratings. We also found that Microsoft has good ratings specifically within its Tegra 3 processor tablet computers range.

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Good Webcam

One customer who purchased this tablet considered that it was good for making skype calls. Mr. G. M. Taylor wrote “Really nice images, couldn't fault them - they are web cam's though - Skype integrates well” in their review.

Good Support

One person who purchased the Microsoft Surface RT concluded that it had good technical guidance. Elizabeth Vance said in her Microsoft Surface RT review three years ago “Can anyone help me know for sure whether the Touch Cover is supposed to be included or not? If not, where can I get one? Thank you” although she only gave it a score of 20 out of 100.

Very Large Screen Size

Tablet computers of a similar age and type to the Surface RT have screen sizes of between 7" and 11", and the average screen size is 9.7". When compared to other tablets of a similar type and age to the Surface RT, the screen size of the Surface RT of 10.6 inches is one of the largest.

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

The internal storage capacity of comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for more than a year range from 16GB to 64GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 29GB. When compared to other comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface RT that we have assessed, the Surface RT's internal storage capacity of 64 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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Very Large Internal Memory

The internal memory of comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Surface RT range from 1GB to 2GB, and the average internal memory is 1.2GB. When compared to other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface RT that we have assessed, the internal memory of the Microsoft Surface RT of 2 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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Very Thin

The thinnest thickness of tablets of a similar spec and age to the Surface RT is 8.9mm, the thickest is 190mm, and the average thickness is 98mm. With a thickness of only 8.9 millimeters, the Microsoft Surface RT has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst Tegra 3 processor tablet computers of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

The Surface RT is not 4G compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other tablets that came out more than a year ago are also not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

Most Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were released more than a year ago are not 3G compatible. The Surface RT is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Rear Camera Resolution

The biggest rear camera resolution of the Surface RT is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less rear camera resolution than the most common rear camera resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all tablets of this age and spec the best rear camera resolution is 3264 x 2448 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Tablets that were launched more than a year ago have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 6MB. At only 1 megabyte, the Surface RT has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Surface RT.

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Only Microsoft Surface Cover Docking Connector Type

The docking connector type of this tablet is Microsoft Surface Cover, which is the most frequently found docking connector type on similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

With a maximum battery life of only 8 hours, the Surface RT has a quite short maximum battery life compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type. The average maximum battery life of tablet computers of this spec and age is 12h, and the maximum battery life range from 8h to 15h.

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Very Wide

The narrowest similar spec tablet that is a comparable age to the Surface RT is 220mm wide, the widest is 280mm, and the average width is 260mm. When compared to other tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface RT, the Surface RT's width of 275 millimeters is one of the widest.

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1 Other reason to consider the Microsoft Surface RT

Four Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Surface RT is four which is average compared to the other six Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface RT that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

We compared all the other 4 processor core tablet computers to this tablet and we think cheaper tablet computers such as the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T[plb_3072510_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

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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
Camera
Front Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
3G Compatible
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output
USB 2.0 Port
Docking Connector Type
Performance
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Battery
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
AC Adapter
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Manual
Other Features
Kids Tablet

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Expert Reviews

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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

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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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