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Microsoft Surface Windows RT Tegra 3 64GB 10.6" Tablet

Tegra 3 Windows RT 64GB 10.6" Feb 2013
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7 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Tablets

Based on 2,870 expert and user reviews, Microsoft has good ratings for its tablets. Microsoft also has good ratings specifically for its Tegra 3 processor tablet computers compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years range from 7" to 11". With a screen size of 10.6 inches, the Microsoft Surface Windows RT has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface Windows RT.

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

The smallest internal storage capacity of tablet computers that have been available for more than two years is 8GB, the largest is 64GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 32GB. The Surface Windows RT has one of the larger internal storage capacity (64 gigabytes) amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age.

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4 Bluetooth Version

The Surface Windows RT supports a newer Bluetooth version than most tablet computers of this type and age. This tablet computer supports a 4 Bluetooth version, whereas most Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago support a 3 Bluetooth version.

A 4 Bluetooth version is actually the best supported Bluetooth version amongst all tablets that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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Quite Large Internal Memory

Across all the tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Surface Windows RT the internal memory range from 1GB to 2GB. With an internal memory of 2 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface Windows RT has one of the larger internal memory amongst Tegra 3 processor tablet computers of this age.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Microsoft Surface Windows RT has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 2% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The display resolution of all tablets of this spec and age ranges from 1280 x 800 pixels to 1920 x 1200 pixels.

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Very Thin

At only 9.4 millimeters, the Surface Windows RT has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Surface Windows RT. Across all the tablets of a comparable age and type to the Surface Windows RT the thicknesses range from 0.45mm to 190mm, and the average thickness is 69mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

The Surface Windows RT is not 3G compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other tablets that were launched more than two years ago are also not 3G compatible.

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

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Not 4G Compatible

The Surface Windows RT is not 4G compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Surface Windows RT are also not 4G compatible.

If you would prefer a tablet computer that is 4G compatible then you might want to look at the Asus Transformer Pad TF300T which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The shortest maximum battery life of tablet computers of this age and spec is 5h, the longest is 360h, and the average maximum battery life is 17h. At only 8 hours, the Surface Windows RT has a quite short maximum battery life compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface Windows RT.

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Heavy

At 680 grams, the Surface Windows RT is fairly heavy compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec. The lightest tablet of a similar age and type to the Surface Windows RT is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 1.2kg, and the average weight is 590g.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Windows RT

Released Over Three Years Ago

This tablet computer has been on the market for over three years.

Four Processor Cores

Compared to the other 57 tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Surface Windows RT that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the number of processor cores on the Surface Windows RT is four which is average.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Core
Processor Brand
Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Medium
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Second Camera
Front Camera
Video Recording
Built-In Camera
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
4G WiMAX
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Headphone Jack Size
Microphone Input
Speaker/ Headphone/ Line-Out Jack
Headphone Output
USB 2.0 Port
Messaging
E-Mail
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
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
Keyboard Included
Other Features
Docking Connector
Kids Tablet
WiFi

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers microsoft c8s1, microsoft 64gb2, microsoft 64gb2g, microsoft 64gb2gb, microsoft p4w00003, microsoft p4w00001, microsoft 1920x1080
Barcodes 00807034900746, 00809395309459, 00885370524376

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See How Other Tablets Compare to the Microsoft Surface Windows RT

Nexus 7 vs Surface Windows RT

Google Nexus 7 vs Microsoft Surface Windows RT
Google Nexus 7
Tegra 3 1.2GHz 32GB 7" 3G
Microsoft Surface Windows RT
Tegra 3 64GB 10.6"
£ 318.50
Narrower
Lighter
2h Longer Maximum Battery Life
3G Compatible
Smaller Internal Storage Capacity
Vastly Smaller Internal Memory

VivoTab RT TF600T vs Surface Windows RT

Asus VivoTab RT TF600T vs Microsoft Surface Windows RT
Asus VivoTab RT TF600T
Tegra 3 1.3GHz 4 core 1.3GHz 2GB 32GB 10.1" 10.1"
Microsoft Surface Windows RT
Tegra 3 64GB 10.6"
£ 741.00
Two More Built-In Speakers
A Lot Longer Maximum Battery Life
5% Narrower
1% Shorter
Smaller Internal Storage Capacity
9.3mm Thicker

Nexus 7 vs Surface Windows RT

Google Nexus 7 vs Microsoft Surface Windows RT
Google Nexus 7
Tegra 3 1.4GHz 32GB 7"
Microsoft Surface Windows RT
Tegra 3 64GB 10.6"
£ 166.91
Significantly Narrower
340g Lighter
Newer by 15 Months
20% Longer Maximum Battery Life
32GB Smaller Internal Storage Capacity
Smaller Internal Memory
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