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Microsoft Surface RT Tegra 3 1.4GHz 32GB 10.6" Tablet

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Tegra 3 1.4GHz Windows RT 32GB Aug 2013
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 2,909 expert and owner reviews for Microsoft tablets and found that on average Microsoft has good reviews. We also found that Microsoft has good reviews specifically within its Tegra 3 processor tablets range.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 10.6 inches, the Microsoft Surface RT has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablets that came out more than two years ago. The smallest display diagonal of comparable spec tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Surface RT is 7" and the largest is 11".

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4 Bluetooth Version

The Surface RT supports a 4 bluetooth version which is newer than most tablets of a similar age and spec to it. Most Tegra 3 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago support a 3 bluetooth version.

This tablet's Bluetooth version (4) is actually the best supported Bluetooth version amongst all Tegra 3 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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

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Quite Large Internal Memory

The Surface RT has a quite large internal memory (2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Surface RT. Across all the tablet computers that were released more than two years ago the internal memorys range from 1GB to 2GB, and the average internal memory is 1.3GB.

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DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This tablet has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, which is the most frequently found internal memory type on comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to it.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Surface RT has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 2% more display resolution than a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet computer, which is the most common display resolution. Across all Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been on the market for more than two years the best display resolution is 1920 x 1200 pixels and the worst is 1280 x 800 pixels.

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Very Thin

The thinnest depth of tablets of this type and age is 0.45mm and the thickest is 190mm. At only 9.3 millimeters, the Surface RT has a quite thin depth compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Surface RT.

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5 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The Surface RT supports an HDD storage media which is better than most tablets of a similar spec and age to it. Most tablet computers that were released more than two years ago support a Flash storage media. Tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago storage medias range from eMMC to SSD.

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Not 3G

Most tablets of this type and age 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 considering include the Asus Google Nexus 7 ($284.36) which is also higher rated.

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Not 4G

The Surface RT is not 4G. Most of the other tablets that were released around the same time as the Surface RT are also not 4G.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Surface RT has an HDD storage medium which is better than most tablet computers of this spec and age. Most tablets that are a similar age to it have a Flash storage medium.

An HDD storage medium is in fact the worst storage media type across all tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Surface RT.

The best storage media type amongst similar types of tablet computer is Flash.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the Surface RT is 17h, and the battery life (max)s range from 5h to 360h. At only 8 hours, the Surface RT has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Surface RT.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface RT

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Four Processor Coress

The Surface RT is a four processor cores tablet computer which is average compared to the other 57 tablets of a comparable type and 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 tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Google Nexus 7 ($89.99).

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.4 gigahertz, the Surface RT has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the Surface RT.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Surface RT has a pretty average internal storage capacity (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablets that are a similar age to the Surface RT.

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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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