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Microsoft Surface RT Tegra 3 1.3GHz 64GB 10.6" Tablet

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Tegra 3 1.3GHz Windows RT 64GB Jun 2013
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

Microsoft has good average reviews for its Tegra 3 processor tablets as well as across its entire tablet computer range.

Very Large Display Diagonal

Across all the tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the Surface RT the display diagonals range from 7" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 9.2". With a display diagonal of 10.6 inches, the Surface RT has one of the largest display diagonals amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

The Surface RT has one of the larger internal storage capacitys (64 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. The smallest internal storage capacity of Tegra 3 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago is 8GB and the largest is 64GB.

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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 tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.

A 4 bluetooth version is actually the best supported Bluetooth version amongst all tablets of a similar spec and age to the Surface RT.

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

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Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

When compared to other tablet computers of this age and type that we have checked, the Microsoft Surface RT's maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes is one of the largest. The average maximum memory card size of tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface RT is 35GB.

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Quite Large Internal Memory

The Surface RT has a fairly large internal memory (2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Surface RT. The internal memorys of similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Surface RT range from 1GB to 2GB.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Microsoft Surface RT is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 2% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The best display resolution of all Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface RT is 1920 x 1200 pixels and the worst is 1280 x 800 pixels.

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Very Thin

The Surface RT has one of the thinner depths (only 9.4 millimeters) amongst Tegra 3 processor tablets of this age. Tablets of a comparable age and spec to the Surface RT have depths of between 0.45mm and 190mm, and the average depth is 74mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3G

Like most of the other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Surface RT, the Microsoft Surface RT is not 3G.

Tablet computers which are 3G that might be worth looking at include the Asus Google Nexus 7 ($284.36) which also has a higher rating.

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Not 4G

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

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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 common rear camera resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst rear camera resolution of all tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Surface RT is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 3288 x 2472 pixels.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

At only 8 hours, the Surface RT has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Surface RT. The battery life (max)s of similar spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Surface RT range from 5h to 360h.

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Heavy

The lightest tablet computer that has been around for more than two years is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 1.2kg, and the average weight is 600g. At 680 grams, the Microsoft Surface RT is fairly heavy compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface RT

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Microsoft released the Surface RT.

Four Processor Coress

The Microsoft Surface RT is a four processor cores tablet computer. That's average compared to the other 57 similar spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Surface RT 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 pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been around for more than two years.

Alternative 1.3GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Toshiba AT300SE-101.

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Internal Memory
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Bundled Software
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Maximum Memory Card Size
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Second Camera
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
Rear Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Rear Camera
Audio
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
3G
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
4G WiMAX
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
Headphone Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Messaging
Instant Messaging (IM)
E-Mail
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Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
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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 Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Other Features
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

(101)
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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