Summary: The Surface RT is a great choice for someone looking to stay within the Windows ecosystem without sacrificing portability. While it lacks many of the apps that Windows users take for granted, the Windows Store is growing quickly and Microsoft promises to improve performance with Windows 8.1, which is coming in October 2013.
Summary: We were thoroughly impressed with the Surface RT and feel that it could fit most users entertainment needs, although you can definitely get some work accomplished with this model too. If you are looking for a pure work tablet with more security features and software applications, you will want to go for the Pro, but for all other needs the RT does a great job.
Pros: Slim & Sleek:, Magnetic Attraction:, Display & Sound:, Plenty of Ports:, Entertainment & Work Central:, Battery Life:
Cons: Takes Some Practice:, Touchy Touch Screen:, Lag Time:
Conclusion: There you have it, the Microsoft Surface RT. Not the review we’d hoped to write when we first got wind of it. Sadly, the reality is that the tablet isn’t a fully functioning productivity tool it purports to being. The form prevents it from sitting on the lap, so it can’t replace a laptop. The UIs are at odds with one another and the app support isn’t where it needs to be. In its defence, it’s a stonking multimedia tool and casual web browser.
Summary: The Surface Windows RT is Microsoft’s first foray into actually making a personal computer. John Kennedy puts the device through its paces and discovers the software giant kind of has its future sorted.
Excerpt: This Microsoft Surface model comes with ARM-based NVidia Tegra 3 processor. In addition, there's also a 10.6-inch HD screen on board, Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth and 32 or 64 GB of built-in storage.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Microsoft Surface RT review: Innovative tablet stranded in an app desert
18 April 2013
Summary: If you're an early adopter willing to forget everything you know about navigating a computer, the Surface tablet could replace your laptop. Everyone else: wait for more apps.
Pros: The Microsoft Surface 's Metro interface is innovative, elegant, powerful, and versatile. The tablet feels strong and well-built, runs Office 2013, and includes rich video and music services. Its keyboard cover accessories are the best ways to type on a tablet, period.
Cons: The tablet's performance can be sluggish, its Windows Store is lacking, Metro takes getting used to, and the Desktop interface feels clunky and useless.
Microsoft Surface RT Review: Not an Average Tablet
Tablet PC Reviews
14 November 2012
Summary: The Microsoft Surface for Windows RT is an exceptionally convincing and polished device hardware-wise, which represents serious competition for existing top-class 10-inch tablets. Compared to these, it has certain advantages and shortcomings which make it highly specific and differentiated, and thus suitable for purchasers with particular requirements.
Pros: Exceptional design and hardware performance, Highly practical USB port, Long-lasting battery, Office applications and SkyDrive integration, Identical user interface as on Windows 8
Cons: Low display resolution, Problems with Touch Cover, Small back-facing camera resolution, Slow and unstable Windows Mail, Amount of currently available applications
Excerpt: Let me start this article with one word, Wow! Wow!! The Microsoft Surface is truly mind-blowing. Whoever is responsible for Microsoft’s renaissance is worthy of a couple of awards. Very few people know how hard it is it build a device and get someone else’s operating system to run on it. I do. My work with PlirisMobile gives me unique perspective. It is clear that Microsoft just got tired of the OEMS screwing things up and built their own device.
Excerpt: Nobody asked me about my Surface. I tried flashing it all over the place. But despite my best efforts, no one seemed curious. At Victrola Coffee Roasters in Seattle, I sat in the front window, with a hot pink Touch Cover attached, intentionally conspicuous. Nobody mentioned it. At the airport, I broke it out at the large open-air counter of a crowded bar. I sat in a seat at the gate, facing the walkway, pounding away at its keys on my lap.
Microsoft Surface RT vs Apple Ipad first impressions
14 April 2014
Excerpt: Design It's hard to compare the design of the Microsoft Surface and latest Apple Ipad, and we'd be lying if we said that the two devices don't look almost identical. We must say however, that although the Surface has clearly taken design cues from the Apple-branded tablet, it's boxy metal trimmed edges look pretty robust and add a touch of class to the Microsoft tablet.