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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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Owner Reviews Are Good

Surface Windows RT owners on average rated this tablet computer 82 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Several Microsoft Surface Windows RT reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The speakers are also good quality, considering how small they are in order to fit in they impress with their quality” in their review. Amazon Customer also mentioned “They are good quality at 8 and 5 megapixels respectively”. Andreas Iacovou wrote in his review of the Microsoft Surface Windows RT on Amazon “Well made, compact, LTE options”.

Good Picture Quality

A few Microsoft Surface Windows RT owners wrote in their reviews that this tablet had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The screen is stunning, it’s crystal sharp with great and lifelike colours and it’s a great size too” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Windows RT and gave the Microsoft Surface Windows RT a score of 5 stars. Bhp wrote on Amazon in January last year “The screen is properly calibrated out of the box, so colours are true” in their review of this tablet and gave the product an excellent review score. Jw1951 gave the Microsoft Surface Windows RT an excellent rating and mentioned “The screen is very detailed with a fantastic range of colours” in their review of this tablet.

Some Microsoft Surface Windows RT owners wrote in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. Bhp mentioned on Amazon “The superior Intel Graphics card makes a huge difference too” in their review. Duane Alexander mentioned on Amazon in January last year “The machine has its limits in terms of performance for heavy duty graphics or computational work.” in his review.

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Robust

Thirteen Microsoft Surface Windows RT reviewers who reviewed the Microsoft Surface Windows RT agreed that it was well made. Last year A. Rodriguez wrote in their review of the Microsoft Surface Windows RT on Amazon “Overall it feels sturdy and well built”. Also last year Bhp rated the Microsoft Surface Windows RT as excellent and wrote “After tweaking, I get about 7-8h OF SOLID USE on my i7”. In January last year D. J. Poole mentioned in their review of this tablet “The device is well built and heavy enough not to to be flimsy I have the i5 version which packs a bit more punch than the Core M model”.

Seven customers who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this tablet on Amazon “I was pleasantly surprised at how robust it is – the hinge system underneath was heftier than I imagined it might be”. Andreas Iacovou said “Superbly made and tough as nails” in his review of the Microsoft Surface Windows RT. D. J. Poole said on Amazon “I guess the price is fairly robust” in their Microsoft Surface Windows RT review and scored this tablet 5 stars.

A few Microsoft Surface Windows RT reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was reliable. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Microsoft Surface Windows RT on Amazon “My Surface is reliable and I haven’t had a problem of any sort with it yet” and rated it 5 stars. D. J. Poole gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Highly recommended for anyone who needs a good reliable mobile device for opening” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Windows RT. The Bigg Massive gave the Microsoft Surface Windows RT a very good review and wrote in their review of the Microsoft Surface Windows RT “I'm happy to move between both without feeling one is providing a poorer or less reliable environment”.

Several customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Clifford scored it 5 stars and he wrote in his review of the Microsoft Surface Windows RT “The back has half a dozen scratches”.

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Nice Design

A few customers who bought the product said that it was good looking. In January last year A. Rodriguez mentioned on Amazon “So in conclusion avoid it, great beautiful computer that unfortunately it fails to deliver it basic concept” nonetheless they gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. Grimeseyr63 wrote “Fast, powerful, portable, beautiful colour rendition on screen” and rated the product as excellent. Jw1951 wrote in their review “I nearly dropped it while unpacking it (the packaging is elegant.” .

Some people concluded that the product was a good design. Richy mentioned in their Microsoft Surface Windows RT review “Great quality, excellent design and love using it”. The Bigg Massive mentioned in their review last year “Slick design, functional and great performance”. The Bigg Massive also said “Slick design and powerful”.

One person who bought it mentioned that it had a good case. Clifford wrote in his review in January last year “The only negative thing I have found (other than the price), is that the anodised aluminium back casing scratches incredibly easy”.

One Microsoft Surface Windows RT reviewer considered that the Microsoft Surface Windows RT was smooth.

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Good Size

Three customers considered that the product was thin. In January last year Clifford said on Amazon “The high quality was apparent its slim aluminium case looks” in his Microsoft Surface Windows RT review. Kevin Muldoon wrote in his review of the Microsoft Surface Windows RT “It weights less than 800 grams and is super thin” and rated the product 4 stars. Rgramann mentioned in their review of this tablet “High build quality, sleek design, very thin, fantastic screen”.

Some Microsoft Surface Windows RT owners who reviewed the Microsoft Surface Windows RT wrote that it was lightweight. Last year Deniz Tasdogen wrote “It's a great product for lightweight things”. Kevin Muldoon gave this tablet a rating of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of the Microsoft Surface Windows RT “Despite being so lightweight”.

Several Microsoft Surface Windows RT reviewers who bought this tablet mentioned that it was good physically. Mr Andrew Macaulay wrote in his review on Amazon “The touchpad is good and has a physical action for the button”. In January last year The Bigg Massive wrote in their review of this tablet “The physical keyboard has a nice feel with laptop style keys which are backlit” and rated it 5 stars.

A few people who reviewed it agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Rich M said on Amazon “Also solving the problem of how to make the laptop aspect work without a heavy base to balance”. Ryland Johnson wrote on Amazon two years ago “The body is made from a thick all in one piece of mag' alloy, its not going to bend! Its heavier than most of its counterparts”.

One customer who bought the Microsoft Surface Windows RT concluded that it was heavy. A. Hallam wrote on Amazon “Design The tablet has a nice weighty feel to it” and scored it 4 stars. One person who reviewed this tablet wrote that it was a good body shape. Amazon Customer gave it an excellent review and said in their review on Amazon in January last year “The magnesium body is cool to the touch”.

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Good Battery Life

A number of Microsoft Surface Windows RT reviewers thought the product had a good battery life. A. Rodriguez mentioned “There is another reason to do this, see below Sleep/standby will consume battery as if it was on, so if you leave the computer unplugged” yet they only scored the Microsoft Surface Windows RT 1 stars. Bhp scored the product 5 stars and said in their review of this tablet “The biggest gripe against the Surface i7 is battery life”. Cl Newlin rated it as excellent and mentioned in their review “Thus with the excellent battery life can often manage a full day of 6-7 hrs cable free”.

Easy to Use

Ten people who bought the product reckoned that it had a good experience. A. Hallam mentioned “The screen was a delight and the full hd experience was a pleasant one” . Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “It is – as Microsoft intended – designed to be the best experience of Windows 10” in their review. Bhp mentioned on Amazon “In real experience it is about twice as fast” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Windows RT and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Several people concluded that this tablet was easy to use. In January last year Amazon Customer wrote “Windows 10 itself is a joy to use” in their review and rated this tablet 5 stars. In the same month Andreas Kyprianou scored this tablet 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this tablet on Amazon “They very easy to use”. In the same month Andrew Webb said on Amazon “Pen are very nice to use you can use both your finger”.

Several people said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. A. Hallam mentioned “You are able to manoeuvre it to an angle that is comfortable to your needs” in their review of this tablet. Last year Amazon Customer scored the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Microsoft Surface Windows RT on Amazon “That’s what I’m going to do here; The Surface is solidly built and feels great to hold”. Amazon Customer also wrote “It works well and is quite comfortable”.

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface Windows RT was easy to use the menus. A. Hallam wrote in their review of the Microsoft Surface Windows RT on Amazon last year “The start menu is better than ever”. Bhp rated it 5 stars and wrote “If you try to adjust the advanced settings in your power plan (under 'Control Panel / Power options) you only have access to a few.” in their review of the Microsoft Surface Windows RT. Last year Martin G Allen wrote in his Microsoft Surface Windows RT review on Amazon “Virtual Machine performance was adequate, I had to specify the non-optimal RAM settings to ensure I had enough to work on the host operating system alongside the guests” and scored the product 4 stars.

One Microsoft Surface Windows RT reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface Windows RT had a good interface. Last year D. J. Poole gave this tablet a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this tablet “The touch interface is superb and the pen works well”.

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Good Connectivity

Two people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good in terms of connectivity. Cl Newlin mentioned in their Microsoft Surface Windows RT review “No more looking for a marker pen for the outdated white board! Connectivity is awesome too” and scored the product 5 stars. Shifty Geezer mentioned in their Microsoft Surface Windows RT review on Amazon “USB means full connectivity, unlike other tablets”.

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of USB connections. In January last year Kevin Muldoon mentioned on Amazon “The charging box has a USB port for charging (though this is just for power”. Ryland Johnson scored this tablet 5 stars and wrote two years ago “Connectability is also strong having a full USB 3.00 port plus MIcro SD port”.

One Microsoft Surface Windows RT reviewer who bought the Microsoft Surface Windows RT reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Last year Jw1951 wrote in their review of the Microsoft Surface Windows RT on Amazon “It's very fast, both for internet and for the applications I use” and gave the Microsoft Surface Windows RT an excellent rating.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Two Microsoft Surface Windows RT reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was quiet. Eric T said on Amazon last year “Fan is very quiet and does its job”. G.k Reviews mentioned “I find the silent trade off well worth it” .

One Microsoft Surface Windows RT owner thought it was noisy. G.k Reviews said on Amazon “My only real issue with it was heat and noise from the fan” in their Microsoft Surface Windows RT review and scored it 5 stars.

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Good Brand

Based on 2,786 owner and expert reviews, Microsoft has good ratings for its tablets. Microsoft also has good ratings specifically for its Tegra 3 processor tablets compared to other brands.

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Good Technical Features

Several people who reviewed the Microsoft Surface Windows RT reckoned that it had good features. A. Rodriguez said “It is sleek, packed with features, great resolution/screen, keyboard is ok” but they rated this tablet 1 stars. Andrew Webb said in his review on Amazon “Windows hello is one of my most liked features of the device”.

Good Sound Quality

One Microsoft Surface Windows RT owner considered that this tablet had good sound quality.

Good Webcam

One Microsoft Surface Windows RT reviewer thought the product was good for making skype calls. Kevin Muldoon rated the product 4 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The microphone is pretty decent too which makes Skype calls a pleasure”.

Good Environmental Credentials

One person who bought it considered that it was good in terms of power usage. Bhp mentioned on Amazon “If I put it to sleep it wakes up as it was, with no perceptible energy loss”.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Surface Windows RT has one of the larger display diagonals (10.6 inches) amongst tablets of this age. The smallest display diagonal of tablets of this age and type is 7" and the largest is 11".

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

The average internal storage capacity of tablet computers of this spec and age is 32GB. At 64 gigabytes, the Surface Windows RT has a quite large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Bluetooth Version

The Surface Windows RT supports a 4 bluetooth version which is newer than most Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as it. Most tablet computers that are a similar age to it support a 3 bluetooth version.

This tablet's Bluetooth version (4) is in fact the best supported Bluetooth version across all tablet computers of this type and age.

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

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Fairly Large Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 2 gigabytes, the Surface Windows RT has a quite large internal memory compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablets that came out around the same time as the Surface Windows RT. Across all the tablets of this age and spec the internal memorys range from 1GB to 2GB.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Surface Windows RT is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 2% more display resolution than a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Tablets of a comparable age and spec to the Surface Windows RT display resolutions range from 1280 x 800 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1200 pixels (best).

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5 Reasons Against

Inferior for Games

One person who bought the Microsoft Surface Windows RT mentioned that it was not good playing games on. G.k Reviews wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon in January last year “It's useless for gaming.” however they scored it very highly.

A Bit Expensive

Nine Microsoft Surface Windows RT owners who reviewed the Microsoft Surface Windows RT concluded that it was not cheap. Frank mentioned on Amazon “A recommended, if expensive, addition”. Jord said on Amazon “A great tablet, although expensive, does everyday tasks very well”. In January last year Kevin Muldoon mentioned in his review of this tablet on Amazon “It's not bluetooth so cannot be positioned away from the laptop) and it's really expensive to buy” but in spite of that he rated it 80 out of 100.

A few Microsoft Surface Windows RT reviewers agreed that it was not a bargain for the price. Last year A. Rodriguez gave this tablet a rating of 1 stars and said on Amazon “And it is not cheap so you would expect it to work at this stage (this is surface 4 so it is not like it is a new product”. Rich M wrote “This handles them easily, although the lack of a dedicated number pad is a minor gripe I don't do a great deal of number input” in his review of the Microsoft Surface Windows RT.

One person who purchased it reckoned that it was not good value for money. Ryland Johnson mentioned on Amazon “Pen and stupidly priced and I will not be purchasing them, in doing so the cost would soon run into lap top territory” in their review.

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Not 3G

The Surface Windows RT is not 3G. Most of the other tablets of this age and type are also not 3G.

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Not 4G

The Microsoft Surface Windows RT is not 4G, although this is within the context that most of the other tablets that were launched around the same time as the Surface Windows RT are also not 4G.

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Heavy

With a weight of 700 grams, the Surface Windows RT is quite heavy compared to most of the other tablets of this age and type. Tablets that were launched around the same time as the Surface Windows RT have weights of between 300g and 1.2kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface Windows RT

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Microsoft tablet was released.

Four Processor Coress

Compared to the other 57 Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface Windows RT that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the Microsoft Surface Windows RT is a four processor cores tablet which is average.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Cores
Processor Brand
Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Storage Medium
Total Storage Capacity
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Second Camera
Front Camera
Video Recording
Built-In Camera
Rear Camera
Audio
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
3G
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
4G WiMAX
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
Speaker/ Headphone/ Line-Out Jack
Headphone Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Messaging
Instant Messaging (IM)
E-Mail
Performance
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
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
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Docking Connector
Kids Tablet
Wi-Fi

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