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Microsoft Surface RT Tegra 3 1.3GHz 32GB 10.6" Tablet

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Tegra 3 1.3GHz Windows RT 32GB Aug 2013
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6 Reasons For

Microsoft Has Good Reviews for Its Tablets

On average Microsoft Tegra 3 processor tablets have good ratings as do all tablets produced by Microsoft.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 10.6 inches, the Surface RT has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Surface RT. The average display diagonal of tablets that were released more than two years ago is 9.2", and the display diagonals range from 7" to 11".

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4 Bluetooth Version

The Microsoft Surface RT supports a 4 bluetooth version which is newer than most Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been available for more than two years. Most tablets that were released more than two years ago support a 3 bluetooth version.

This tablet computer's Bluetooth version (4) is actually the best supported Bluetooth version across all Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface RT.

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

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Fairly Large Internal Memory

Across all the tablets of this age and type the internal memorys range from 1GB to 2GB, and the average internal memory is 1.3GB. With an internal memory of 2 gigabytes, the Surface RT has one of the larger internal memorys amongst similar spec tablets of this age.

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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 computer, which is the most frequently found display resolution. The display resolution of all tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface RT ranges from 1280 x 800 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1200 pixels (best).

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Very Thin

The Surface RT has a fairly thin depth (only 9.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface RT. The average depth of comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Surface RT is 74mm, and the depths range from 0.45mm to 190mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3G

The Surface RT is not 3G, although this is within the context that most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablets that were launched more than two years ago are also not 3G.

Tablet computers which are 3G that might be worth looking at include the Asus Google Nexus 7[plb_1488975_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 4G

The Surface RT is not 4G, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface RT are also not 4G.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Surface RT range from 5h to 360h, and the average battery life (max) is 17h. The Microsoft Surface RT has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 8 hours) amongst Tegra 3 processor tablets of this age.

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Heavy

At 680 grams, the Surface RT is quite heavy compared to most of the other tablets of a similar age and type to the Surface RT. The average weight of tablet computers that were released more than two years ago is 600g.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface RT

Released Over Three Years Ago

This tablet computer was released 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 Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been available for more than two years that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.3 gigahertz, the Surface RT has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been around for more than two years.

There are a number of other 1.3GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available that you might also want to look at including the Toshiba AT300SE-101[plb_1527991_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 32 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface RT has a pretty average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the Surface RT.

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Specification

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Instant Messaging (IM)
E-Mail
Performance
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
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GPS (satellite)
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Design
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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
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Docking Connector
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

(94)
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 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.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers 9HR-00006, apple surfacert32, microsoft p3w00003, apple surfacert32g, microsoft p6w00001, microsoft 7xr00001, apple surfacert32gb
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