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17 Reasons For

Good Connectivity

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

One Microsoft Surface RT reviewer who bought it mentioned that it was able to connect to the internet. Colin Mcrae Rip wrote on Amazon “You can liken it to simply navigating internet links on your iPhone, Blackberry - or anything else with a touch screen” in his review of the Microsoft Surface RT and gave the Microsoft Surface RT a very good review score.

One Microsoft Surface RT owner who bought the product concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. One person who purchased this tablet reckoned that it had messaging.

One customer concluded that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Stephen Campbell wrote “Connectivity is enhanced by a USB2” in his Microsoft Surface RT review and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Robust

Twelve Microsoft Surface RT owners who reviewed it reckoned that 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”. Hellyt mentioned on Amazon “The surface feels well built” in their review. N0rman0 wrote “Cons* Charger - Everything about the Surface feels well engineered and thought out” in their review of the Microsoft Surface RT.

A few Microsoft Surface RT reviewers who bought it considered that 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”. Expert website Examiner.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Microsoft Surface RT “The touch screen has a 5 point multi-touch durable display”.

One Microsoft Surface RT reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Microsoft Surface RT was easy to damage or scratch. Stephen Campbell scored the product 5 stars and he said in his review on Amazon “With the ‘Gorilla Glass’ (very highly resistant to scratches) for the screen”.

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Good Battery Life

A few Microsoft Surface RT owners who bought it mentioned that it had a good battery life. D. Ballard said “It is now a joy to type on (just as well at the additional price!) and the battery life is amazing” nonetheless they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Ethan Pardoe mentioned in his review of this tablet on Amazon three years ago “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”. Ray mentioned in the same month “Not a bad product with long battery life and quick charge” .

One Microsoft Surface RT owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was quick to charge. Emmet O'shaughnessy said in their review of the Microsoft Surface RT “Battery life is very good, don't need to charge it that often” .

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Easy to Use

A number of people concluded that this tablet was easy to use. B mentioned in their review of the Microsoft Surface RT on Amazon “It's a practical tool”. Buzz Baker mentioned in their review “The reason why I run one is so that the software we create is easy to use by every Tom, Dick” but even so they only gave the product a rating of 2 stars. Buzz Baker also wrote “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”.

A number of Microsoft Surface RT owners who bought the Microsoft Surface RT considered that it had a good experience. Colin Mcrae Rip said in his review of this tablet “The experience has got even better” . Colin Mcrae Rip also wrote “The experience is great”. Mr. Gk Whitehouse said in their review of this tablet “It's not the end of the world because most of the time going to web is a much better experience” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Two Microsoft Surface RT owners who reviewed this tablet agreed that it had a good interface. Colin Mcrae Rip said “That much is obvious, again - despite what you may have read!Surface RT boots fast! Navigating the tiled interface is also fast/fluid”. Expert website Stuff.tv/my/ gave this tablet a rating of 4 stars and wrote “It looks a lot like a full version of Windows 8 Pro, with the natty colourful Metro tile interface hiding a more conventional Windows deskto” in their review.

One Microsoft Surface RT owner who reviewed the Microsoft Surface RT said that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Bethan wrote in their review on Amazon “It's a good size, easy enough to hold and the stand is pretty good when watching videos”.

One Microsoft Surface RT owner who bought the product reckoned that it had a touch sensitive screen. Three years ago Uk.askmen.com wrote in their review “That magnetic cover cleverly doubles as either a touch-sensitive keyboard or “proper” keyboard that's improbably slim”.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers who bought it concluded that it was good quality. Four years ago Freewheeling said in their Microsoft Surface RT review “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.”. Mostly Harmless said “Firstly it feels very solid and well made and looks great as well”. N0rman0 mentioned in their Microsoft Surface RT review on Amazon “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”.

Nice Design

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Having invested a few minutes learning the gestures it all performs beautifully” in their Microsoft Surface RT review. Bethan said in their review on Amazon “It's pretty decent” and scored it 4 stars. D. Ballard wrote “First of all, this is a really nice-looking and feeling bit of kit” in their review of this tablet however despite that they only gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

Some Microsoft Surface RT reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was a good design. Phonearena.com said “It has a stunning design that’s very unique amongst most things.”. Expert website Uk.hardware.info wrote four years ago “The hardware and design are impressive” .

One customer who bought it considered that it was smooth. One person mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was well designed.

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Good Size

Several Microsoft Surface RT reviewers thought this tablet was thin. B said in their Microsoft Surface RT review on Amazon “Really fits my needs! Light, long battery, windows office, sits like a laptop and it's a slim tablet” and gave the product a very good rating. B also mentioned “I like the surface because it's light, slim, does not take any space in my hand bag, long battery”.

One Microsoft Surface RT owner mentioned in their reviews that it was a good size. One customer wrote in their reviews that this tablet was a good weight. Lynn said in his review of the Microsoft Surface RT on Amazon “Already so pleased with it! Light weight, usb so convenient”.

One customer concluded that the Microsoft Surface RT was easy to carry around. M. Dransfield said three years ago “In summary, nothing else this easy to carry lets me comfortably type into Word or Excel for hours on end, without charge” in their review of this tablet.

One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it was a good depth. Mr. G. M. Taylor wrote “The touch responsiveness is excellent - image depth under the surface of the glass seems really narrow - which is great” in their review of the Microsoft Surface RT and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One Microsoft Surface RT reviewer said in their reviews that this tablet was thick. Five years ago N0rman0 wrote on Amazon “At a guess I'd say I can type at about 80% of my normal speeds, not bad for a 3mm thick cover”. One Microsoft Surface RT owner who reviewed it thought it was compact.

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Good Picture Quality

One Microsoft Surface RT reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it had good picture quality. Kerry Pelkowski said in his review on Amazon “The graphics are fantastic and I really like the way its set up on the home page”.

One customer who bought this tablet wrote that it was good for watching tv. Mike Haughey said “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” in his Microsoft Surface RT review and scored it very highly.

One customer who bought the Microsoft Surface RT reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Mr. G. M. Taylor mentioned “HardwareScreen is bright, colours are great” in their Microsoft Surface RT review.

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Good Technical Features

A number of Microsoft Surface RT owners concluded that the product had good features. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “One of the best features is the ability to have multiple user accounts”. Five years ago G4tv.com mentioned “Microsoft's new Surface Tablet features a striking design” in their Microsoft Surface RT review. Also five years ago expert review site Theinquirer.net mentioned “It also ships with features like Microsoft's full Office productivity suite preloaded” in their review of this tablet.

Good Sound Quality

A few people who reviewed the Microsoft Surface RT agreed that it had good sound quality. B said “Image is great, sound is really good” in their review of this tablet. Trustedreviews.com said “It sounds superb, has a great (if slightly”. Expert website Yugatech.com said in their review “A clear set of speakers and a great touch cover accessory” .

Microsoft Has Good Tablet Reviews

Microsoft Tegra 3 processor tablets have good reviews on average and across all tablet computers Microsoft is one of the superior brands.

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Good Webcam

One person said in their reviews that the product was good for making skype calls. Mr. G. M. Taylor mentioned five years ago “Really nice images, couldn't fault them - they are web cam's though - Skype integrates well”.

Only Released Five Months Ago

This Microsoft tablet was released just five months ago.

Good Support

One Microsoft Surface RT owner who bought it concluded that it had good technical guidance. Elizabeth Vance said in her review on Amazon “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”.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage media, which is the most frequently supported storage media on new tablet computers.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Surface RT has one of the larger display diagonals (10.6 inches) amongst tablets of this age. New tablets have display diagonals of between 4.7" and 14".

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on tablet computers that have been around for the last year.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 4G

The Surface RT is not 4G, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been available for the last year are also not 4G.

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Not 3G

Like most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Surface RT, the Microsoft Surface RT is not 3G.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Rear Camera Resolution

The biggest rear camera resolution of the Surface RT is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less rear camera resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels tablet computer, which is the most frequently found rear camera resolution.

A 1280 x 720 pixels rear camera resolution is in fact the worst rear camera resolution amongst all tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Surface RT.

The best rear camera resolution across comparable types of tablet computer is 3264 x 2448 pixels.

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Very Small Processor Cache

Across all the latest tablet computers the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB. At only 1 megabyte, the Microsoft Surface RT has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Surface RT.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other comparable spec tablets that have been around for the last year that we have assessed, the Microsoft Surface RT's maximum internal memory of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Recently released tablet computers have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 16GB.

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Heavy

With a weight of 680 grams, the Surface RT is fairly heavy compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been available for the last year. Across all the tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Surface RT the weights range from 240g to 1.7kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Microsoft Surface RT

Four Processor Coress

The Surface RT is a four processor cores tablet. That's average compared to the other 83 comparable spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface RT that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 32 gigabytes, the Microsoft Surface RT has a relatively average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Surface RT.

Tablets with a larger internal storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Apple Air ($379.00) (128GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Card Reader Integrated
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Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
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Graphics
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera Resolution
Rear Camera
Audio
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
Headphone Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Docking Connector Type
Performance
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
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GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
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Battery
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Keyboard Supplied
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Manual

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Expert Reviews

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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

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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 apple surfacert32, microsoft p3w00003, apple surfacert32g, microsoft p6w00001, microsoft 7xr00001, apple surfacert32gb

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