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.
Surface RT review: Microsoft's bid for a 'thing' of its own
24 October 2013
Summary: Microsoft desperately needs a hardware phenom to put a physical face on the ethereal trappings of its new Windows software. Hence Surface RT, the first personal computing device the company has ever created in its nearly 40-year history. But you can't simply buy your way into the "thing" club.
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!
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
Conclusion: The Microsoft Surface RT made mixed impression. The hardware and design are impressive. The kickstand is very practical, the magnetic grip is thought-through and works really well, and the full-size USB port is nice to have. The Nvidia Tegra processors runs smoothly in part due to the flash memory.
Summary: Oct 30 2012 - On the hardware side, Microsoft's Surface with Windows RT is certainly a top rate product that equals what Apple has achieve both in terms of finish and feel. They aren't just following the lead of other companies either thanks to their innovative keyboard cover design.
Conclusion: As much as we like the Surface's industrial design, kickstand, and Type Cover, its lack of apps holds it back against tablets with other operating systems. And compared just to other Win RT tablets, the VivoTab RT has more substantive features.
Pros: Premium hardware and design, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint included in price, Good battery life
Cons: Can't run standard Windows programs, App selection is very limited compared to other ecosystems, Expensive
Does Your Tablet Need a Keyboard? Microsoft Surface RT Absolutely Does
4 November 2012
Excerpt: Since the days of Microsoft’s Tablet PCs there have been debates about Tablet PCs and keyboards. Many die-hard Tableteers insisted that the Slate (without a keyboard) was the key to the future of Tablet PCs.