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.
Microsoft Surface: available in the Louisville area
22 November 2013
Excerpt: Surface is the Microsoft tablet /personal computer. Surface is the most economical version of Microsoft's tablet/personal computer line. Also included in the Microsoft tablet/personal computer line is the Surface 2, and the Surface Pro 2. The Surface dimension are 10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 in.
Excerpt: Recently Microsoft opened a store in the Somerset Mall located Troy Michigan. One of the specials of the day was a Surface RT for $299.00 and a keyboard normally a $129.00 dollar value was included for free. Yes free!
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
Pros: Fast to charge, slow to die. Amazingly fluid gesture-driven interface. Kickstand + Type Cover + Office applications mean it can pull double duty as a functional laptop. Type Cover is the phattest skinny thing since Mike D. OMG, a USB port on a tablet! I’m totally charging up my iPhone with this t...
Cons: Programs can be slow to load. No 3G or LTE? But I want my internet everywhere! If anything, Touch Cover is too sensitive. You’ll find a better selection of apps at your local TGI Friday’s.
Microsoft Surface RT Review: Very Nice Design, Some Features Lacking That Could Have Made it Big (Video)
18 March 2013
Conclusion: And now the grades! Microsoft Surface RT gets a 9.5 out of 10 for design, a 9 for the hardware, minus the camera and an 8.3 for the OS and UI, that feels unfinished and incomplete, compared to Windows 8 and other platforms out there.
Cons: crappy camera, big size, price tag is kind of big for what it offers, few apps that really appeal to the public, no GPS, no camera flash, initial bugs
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...
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