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Microsoft Surface RT Tegra 3 64GB 10.6" Tablet

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Tegra 3 Windows RT 64GB 10.6" Sep 2013
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8 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Tablet Reviews

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

Very Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of tablets of this age and type range from 7" to 11". With a screen size of 10.6 inches, the Microsoft Surface RT has a very large screen size compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age.

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 64 gigabytes, the Surface RT has one of the larger internal storage capacity amongst tablet computers of this age. Tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface RT have internal storage capacity of between 8GB and 64GB.

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Very Long Maximum Battery Life

Across all the tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the Surface RT the maximum battery life range from 5h to 360h. When compared to other similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface RT, the Surface RT's maximum battery life of 360 hours is one of the longest.

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4 Bluetooth Version

The Surface RT supports a 4 Bluetooth version which is newer than most tablet computers of a similar age and type to it. Most comparable spec tablets that have been around for a similar time to it support a 3 Bluetooth version.

A 4 Bluetooth version is in fact the best supported Bluetooth version across all Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been available for more than two years.

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

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Quite Large Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 2 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface RT has a fairly large internal memory compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface RT. The internal memory of Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 2GB, and the average internal memory is 1.3GB.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Surface RT has a maximum display resolution of 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 tablets of this spec and age is 1920 x 1200 pixels and the worst is 1280 x 800 pixels.

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Very Thin

Across all the tablets of a similar spec and age to the Surface RT the thicknesses range from 0.45mm to 190mm. The Surface RT has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 9.4 millimeters) amongst Tegra 3 processor tablet computers of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years, the Surface RT is not 3G compatible.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 3G compatible then you might want to look at the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T[plb_1474158_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 4G Compatible

The Microsoft Surface RT is not 4G compatible. Most of the other tablets of a similar age and type to the Surface RT are also not 4G compatible.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 4G compatible then you might also want to consider the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T[plb_1474158_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Short Browsing Time

The Microsoft Surface RT has one of the shorter browsing times (only 8 hours) amongst Tegra 3 processor tablet computers of this age. The browsing times of tablet computers of this age and spec range from 8h to 10h.

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Heavy

With a weight of 680 grams, the Microsoft Surface RT is one of the heavier tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Surface RT amongst similar spec tablets of this age. The average weight of similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago is 590g, and the weights range from 300g to 1.2kg.

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2 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 Surface RT is four. That's average compared to the other 57 Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface RT that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Specification

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Processor Model
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Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
Multi-Touch Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Camera
Front Camera
Video Recording Mode
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Headphone Jack Size
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
HDMI Port
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Electronic Compass
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
Battery
Browsing Time
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
Warranty Card
Other Features
Docking Connector
Kids Tablet
WiFi

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Expert Reviews

(139)
10 April 2014

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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

(93)
Reviewed 24 May 2015 by Mrs S A Stringer
(Verified Purchase)

Love it.

Reviewed 27 April 2015 by A T Clark
(Verified Purchase)

What an excellent piece of kit.

Reviewed 24 April 2015 by BudgieLove
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased with the tablet.

Reviewed 22 April 2015 by CPL John Bunnyman McPhee
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect for what I need, with usb port too.

Reviewed 5 April 2015 by Droog
(Verified Purchase)

It was ok...Specs were good...Stand annoyed the hell outta me though and too wide...Windows 8 annoying too...Own fault really...Sold on in end...Samsung Tab better..

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