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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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23 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

Three expert review sites thought that this tablet computer was good. This Tegra 3 processor tablet received a "Recommended" award from Hi-tech.mail.ru/, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Bronze Product of the Year" award from Hwt.dk who thought it was good. In addition, Reviewed.com thought that this tablet computer was terrific and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

The reviewer at Toptenreviews.com decided that this tablet was very good and gave it their "Silver" award.

This tablet computer received a "Hot Product" award from Pocket Lint.

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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on sixty-three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Digital Versus, Pocket Lint and PC Advisor.co.uk this tablet computer has an overall expert rating of 73 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this Tegra 3 processor tablet is 83 out of 100 based on 99 owner reviews.

Good Connectivity

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface RT was good in terms of USB connections. D. Ballard mentioned in their review of the Microsoft Surface RT four years ago “I bought a bluetooth mouse to save the USB port” . Nkechi mentioned in their review of this tablet on Amazon “The usb port is amazing”. Roger Wright said four years ago “HP Touchpad)Its the simple things that make it great like USB port, hdmi out” .

One Microsoft Surface RT owner reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Colin Mcrae Rip mentioned “You can liken it to simply navigating internet links on your iPhone, Blackberry - or anything else with a touch screen” in his Microsoft Surface RT review.

One Microsoft Surface RT owner who bought it thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections. One Microsoft Surface RT reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had messaging.

One customer who bought the Microsoft Surface RT concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Stephen Campbell said in his Microsoft Surface RT review four years ago “Connectivity is enhanced by a USB2” .

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Good Size

Some Microsoft Surface RT reviewers who reviewed this tablet agreed that it was thin. B mentioned “Really fits my needs! Light, long battery, windows office, sits like a laptop and it's a slim tablet”. B also said “I like the surface because it's light, slim, does not take any space in my hand bag, long battery”.

Some people wrote in their reviews that this tablet was easy to carry around. Three years ago M. Dransfield wrote on Amazon “In summary, nothing else this easy to carry lets me comfortably type into Word or Excel for hours on end, without charge”. Swanita Phiri mentioned in their Microsoft Surface RT review on Amazon “It is very easy to carry around and easy to use”.

One Microsoft Surface RT owner who purchased this tablet considered that it was a good size. One Microsoft Surface RT owner wrote in their reviews that the product was a good weight. Lynn mentioned three years ago “Already so pleased with it! Light weight, usb so convenient” in his Microsoft Surface RT review.

One Microsoft Surface RT owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was lightweight. Martin O. said on Amazon “My mobile lightweight office aid”.

One Microsoft Surface RT owner reckoned that it was a good depth. Five years ago Mr. G. M. Taylor mentioned in their Microsoft Surface RT review on Amazon “The touch responsiveness is excellent - image depth under the surface of the glass seems really narrow - which is great” and gave the Microsoft Surface RT a rating of 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Some Microsoft Surface RT owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Freewheeling said in their review of the Microsoft Surface RT “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.” . Five years ago N0rman0 gave this tablet a rating of 5 stars and wrote “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”. Expert review site Zdnet.com said “The tablet's build quality is generally good.”.

Easy to Use

A number of people considered that it was easy to use. Four years ago B scored it 5 stars and said in their review of this tablet on Amazon “It's a practical tool”. Buzz Baker said in their review “The reason why I run one is so that the software we create is easy to use by every Tom, Dick” however they gave the Microsoft Surface RT a rating of 2 stars. Buzz Baker also said “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”.

Some Microsoft Surface RT owners concluded that the product had a good experience. Colin Mcrae Rip said five years ago “The experience has got even better” and scored the product very highly. Colin Mcrae Rip also mentioned “The experience is great”. Mr. Gk Whitehouse rated this tablet as excellent and wrote in their Microsoft Surface RT review four years ago “It's not the end of the world because most of the time going to web is a much better experience”.

One Microsoft Surface RT reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

One customer considered that the Microsoft Surface RT had a good interface. Colin Mcrae Rip said 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.

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Good Battery Life

A few Microsoft Surface RT reviewers who reviewed it thought it had a good battery life. D. Ballard wrote “It is now a joy to type on (just as well at the additional price!) and the battery life is amazing” in their Microsoft Surface RT review. Ethan Pardoe he mentioned on Amazon “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” in his review of the Microsoft Surface RT. Three years ago Ray said “Not a bad product with long battery life and quick charge” in his review.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was quick to charge. Emmet O'shaughnessy said on Amazon “Battery life is very good, don't need to charge it that often” in their Microsoft Surface RT review.

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Nice Design

Several Microsoft Surface RT reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was good looking. Amazon Customer mentioned “Having invested a few minutes learning the gestures it all performs beautifully”. Bethan gave the Microsoft Surface RT a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon three years ago “It's pretty decent”. Bethan also wrote “It's a good size, easy enough to hold and the stand is pretty good when watching videos”.

A few Microsoft Surface RT owners who reviewed the Microsoft Surface RT reckoned that it was a good design. Expert website Phonearena.com said five years ago “It has a stunning design that’s very unique amongst most things.”. Four years ago expert website Uk.hardware.info wrote “The hardware and design are impressive”.

One Microsoft Surface RT reviewer said that the product was smooth.

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Robust

Several customers who purchased this tablet thought it was well made. Colin Mcrae Rip mentioned 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” in his review of the Microsoft Surface RT. Four years ago Hellyt said on Amazon “The surface feels well built”. Mostly Harmless wrote three years ago “Firstly it feels very solid and well made and looks great as well”.

One Microsoft Surface RT reviewer who reviewed the Microsoft Surface RT thought it was strong and durable. Mr. G. M. Taylor said 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”.

One Microsoft Surface RT owner who reviewed it considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Stephen Campbell mentioned on Amazon four years ago “With the ‘Gorilla Glass’ (very highly resistant to scratches) for the screen” in his review.

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Reasonably Priced

Eleven Microsoft Surface RT reviewers who purchased the product thought it was good value for money. Bernard B mentioned “Great value for money”. Bmwkid wrote in their Microsoft Surface RT review on Amazon “Sold this on for good money” and gave it a very good review. Three years ago Christopher Greenwood wrote in his Microsoft Surface RT review on Amazon “Save yourself some money and get a piece of paper”.

Some Microsoft Surface RT owners who reviewed the Microsoft Surface RT agreed that it was a bargain for the price. Ethan Pardoe wrote in his review of the Microsoft Surface RT “I wanted a cheap tablet that I could use at college that still had the functionality of a computer” however he only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Mrs Kate Goad mentioned “Swapping for a more powerful and better equipped laptop that can deal with a word document”.

One person wrote in their reviews that this tablet was cheap. Colin Mcrae Rip wrote in his review of the Microsoft Surface RT on Amazon “Due to the fact that basically ARM processors are budget versions, full Windows code does not run on them”.

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Good Picture Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface RT had good picture quality. Kerry Pelkowski scored this tablet 5 stars and he mentioned in his Microsoft Surface RT review on Amazon four years ago “The graphics are fantastic and I really like the way its set up on the home page”.

One Microsoft Surface RT owner mentioned that this tablet was good for watching tv. Mike Haughey rated this tablet as excellent and he said in his Microsoft Surface RT review 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 person who bought the Microsoft Surface RT reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Mr. G. M. Taylor mentioned in their review of the Microsoft Surface RT on Amazon “HardwareScreen is bright, colours are great” and gave the product an excellent review.

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Microsoft Tablets Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,786 user and expert reviews, Microsoft has good reviews for its tablets. Microsoft also has good reviews specifically within its Tegra 3 processor tablets range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Technical Features

One person concluded that the Microsoft Surface RT had good features. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Microsoft Surface RT “One of the best features is the ability to have multiple user accounts”.

Good Webcam

One Microsoft Surface RT owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good for making skype calls. Mr. G. M. Taylor mentioned “Really nice images, couldn't fault them - they are web cam's though - Skype integrates well” in their review of this tablet and rated it 5 stars.

Good Support

One person who reviewed it thought it had good technical guidance. Elizabeth Vance mentioned in her Microsoft Surface RT review four 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”.

Very Large Display Diagonal

The Microsoft Surface RT has one of the largest display diagonals (10.6 inches) amongst tablets of this age. The smallest display diagonal of tablet computers of this age and spec is 7" and the largest is 11".

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

At 64 gigabytes, the Surface RT has a fairly large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface RT. The internal storage capacitys of Tegra 3 processor tablets that are a similar age to the Surface RT range from 8GB to 64GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 32GB.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 360 hours, the Surface RT has a very long battery life (max) compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface RT. The shortest battery life (max) of Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Surface RT is 5h and the longest is 360h.

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4 Bluetooth Version

The Surface RT supports a newer Bluetooth version than most tablets that were launched around the same time as it. This tablet computer supports a 4 bluetooth version, whereas most tablets of this spec and age support a 3 bluetooth version.

A 4 bluetooth version is in fact the best supported Bluetooth version across all tablets of this age and spec.

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

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Fairly Large Internal Memory

The internal memorys of tablet computers of this type and age range from 1GB to 2GB. With an internal memory of 2 gigabytes, the Surface RT has a fairly large internal memory compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Surface RT.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Surface RT is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 2% more display resolution than a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet, which is the most common display resolution. Across all tablets that are a similar age to the Surface RT the display resolution ranges from 1280 x 800 pixels to 1920 x 1200 pixels.

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Very Thin

With a depth of only 9.4 millimeters, the Surface RT has a quite thin depth compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age. Tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface RT have depths of between 0.45mm and 190mm, and the average depth is 74mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

A number of Microsoft Surface RT reviewers agreed that it did not have good sound quality. O. Mills said “Firstly, some of them randomly mute the Surface's sound”. O. Mills also said “Finally, there's an odd staticcy sound when pressing some of the middle keys on my cover”.

Not 3G

Most tablets of this age and type are not 3G. The Surface RT is no exception to this as it too is not 3G.

Tablets which are 3G that might also be worth looking at include the Sony Xperia[plb_1497972_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 4G

Like most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface RT, the Surface RT is not 4G.

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Very Short Browsing Time

At only 8 hours, the Surface RT has a fairly short browsing time compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface RT. Tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface RT have browsing times of between 8h and 10h, and the average browsing time is 9.7h.

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Heavy

At 680 grams, the Surface RT is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for more than two years. Across all the Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface RT 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

Microsoft released the Surface RT over three years ago.

Four Processor Coress

The number of processor coress on the Surface RT is four. That's average compared to the other 57 comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Surface RT that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4 processor cores tablets currently available including the Sony S[plb_1485162_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
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Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
Display Resolution
Camera
Front Camera
Video Recording Modes
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
Headphone Out
HDMI Ports Quantity
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Performance
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Battery
Browsing Time
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Content
Warranty Card
Other Features
Docking Connector
Kids Tablet
Wi-Fi

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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

(100)
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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