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Microsoft Surface RT Tegra 3 64GB 10.6" Tablet

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Tegra 3 Windows RT 64GB 10.6" Jan 2014
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

Tegra 3 processor tablet computers manufactured by Microsoft have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all tablets (not just Tegra 3 processor tablet computers) and found that Microsoft also has good reviews across its entire range.

Fairly Large Screen Size

Across all the comparable spec tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Surface RT the screen sizes range from 7" to 11", and the average screen size is 9.2". With a screen size of 10.6 inches, the Surface RT has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age.

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

At 64 gigabytes, the Surface RT has a fairly large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age. The average internal storage capacity of similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface RT is 32GB.

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4 Bluetooth Version

The Surface RT supports a 4 Bluetooth version which is newer than the 3 Bluetooth version supported by most Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were released around the same time as it.

This tablet's Bluetooth version (4) is actually the best supported Bluetooth version across all Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Surface RT.

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

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Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface RT have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 64GB. At 64 gigabytes, the Surface RT has a very large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age.

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Very Large Internal Memory

The internal memory of the Microsoft Surface RT of 2 gigabytes is one of the largest amongst tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Surface RT. The average internal memory of comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Surface RT is 1.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 2GB.

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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 display resolution of all tablet computers of this type and age ranges from 1280 x 800 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1200 pixels (best).

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Very Thin

The Surface RT has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 9.4 millimeters) amongst Tegra 3 processor tablet computers of this age. The thinnest thickness of tablets of this age and spec is 0.45mm, the thickest is 190mm, and the average thickness is 69mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

The Surface RT is not 3G compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface RT are also not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

Most similar spec tablets that have been on the market for more than two years are not 4G compatible. The Microsoft Surface RT is no exception to this as it too is not 4G compatible.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Rear Camera Resolution

The Surface RT has a maximum rear camera resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less rear camera resolution than the most frequently found rear camera resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The rear camera resolution of all tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface RT ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 3288 x 2472 pixels.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

At only 8 hours, the Microsoft Surface RT has a fairly short maximum battery life compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface RT. The maximum battery life of tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Surface RT range from 5h to 360h.

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Heavy

At 680 grams, the Surface RT is quite heavy compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec. The lightest tablet computer that was released more than two years ago is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 1.2kg, and the average weight is 590g.

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Very Wide

With a width of 274.6 millimeters, the Microsoft Surface RT is very wide compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that came out more than two years ago. The narrowest tablet computer of this type and age is 120mm wide, the widest is 280mm, and the average width is 230mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface RT

Released Over Three Years Ago

Microsoft released the Surface RT over three years ago.

Four Processor Cores

Compared to the other 57 tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Surface RT that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the number of processor cores on the Surface RT is four which is average.

There are a number of alternative 4 processor core tablets currently available which you might want to consider including the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T[plb_1498186_price], or the Sony Xperia Tablet S SGPT122[plb_1548442_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.3 gigahertz, the Microsoft Surface RT has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets that were launched more than two years ago.

Tablet computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Google Nexus 7[plb_2341904_price] (1.4GHz) which is also cheaper.

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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

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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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