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Microsoft Surface

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Overall 7
7.0

Microsoft Surface RT review: Innovative tablet stranded in an app desert

CNET
23 October 2012
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

Channel5
15 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Microsoft Surface is certainly the most impressive Windows RT tablet - not bad for a software company. Sadly though, unless you’re desperately seeking a tablet with built-in typing skills, it’s just lacking too many apps, and too expensive to make it worth your attention, sandwiched in between the iPad mini and an Ultrabook or MacBook Air as it is. For now, anyway: Windows RT is here to stay, and there’s still tons of potential in it.
  • Pros: The Microsoft Surface is sturdily built, and the kickstand is a welcome flourish for pro-users. Ignore the haters: Microsoft’s touch keyboard cover is a masterful piece of work. It’s wafer thin but you can pick up a quick pace on it with a bit of practice on it. If you’ve got a regular train commute where you can nab a table, it’s a great way to plow through your emails in the morning. The physical keyboard cover is faster and more accurate, but much thicker - to the ...
  • Cons: The Microsoft Surface looks gorgeous in press images. Up close, it’s another matter: for one, it’s not nearly as thin as it looks. Much more of an issue is the aspect ratio: with an 10.6-inch screen (that’s not nearly as sharp as a new iPad or the Google Nexus 10’s display) it’s extremely wide, and added to the bulk, this makes it all but impossible to use in portrait mode. That’s a real shame, as it’s how we love to use iPads and seven-inch Android tablets like the G...
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Overall 6
6.0

Microsoft Surface RT

MobileTechReview.com
13 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Microsoft's Surface RT tablet isn't just an attention-getting beast because it's the company's first computing product. It's a rich and immersive tablet thanks to attractive video and music players, excellent news, weather, stocks and sports apps and it offers some of the strengths of a full Windows machine.
  • Pros: Modern and powerful UI with the familliarity of Windows, excellent hardware, brilliant Touch Cover.
  • Cons: Small app store selection at launch compared to competing platforms, can't run Windows .exe apps.
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Overall 6
6.2

Microsoft Surface RT Review

pocketnow.com
2 October 2012
  • Conclusion: The Surface RT is a problematic product. It attempts to be both a touch-friendly casual tablet computer while also allowing you to get work done with Microsoft Office and a fake Windows desktop… and it fails at both. The former endeavor, that of having a touch-friendly casual tablet computer, can only be realized when there are enough apps to cover your needs. And as of the time of this writing, that is just not the case.
  • Pros: + Truly unique hardware, + Great battery life, + Bright, well-saturated display (despite being low resolution), The Surface RT is priced similarly to other high-end 10″ tablets, like the iPad, except that Microsoft is charging a huge extra sum for their touch cover and type cover additions (which, we must admit, work nicely with the Surface). Now, with the $399 Nexus 10, the Surface RT has even more competition  And while Microsoft doesn’t want you to think that the S...
  • Cons: - Windows RT is a broken concept, - Laggy performance, - No cellular data option, - Keyboard covers are , - Capacitive home button is prone to accidental presses, The Surface RT is priced similarly to other high-end 10″ tablets, like the iPad, except that Microsoft is charging a huge extra sum for their touch cover and type cover additions (which, we must admit, work nicely with the Surface). Now, with the $399 Nexus 10, the Surface RT has even more competition  And w...
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Overall 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 10
10
Battery performance 10
10

Microsoft Surface Tablet

3g
4 October 2012
  • Summary: The is an attractive option for anyone who wants to stay productive on the move. We were surprised how well the keyboard cover worked, and the display is reasonably sharp and right. The only slight letdown is the Windows 8 operating system, which has lots of great features but some strange quirks – and of course the lack of apps. Nice keyboard cover; Bright display; Good specs. Rather weighty and chunky; odd Windows quirks; small choice of apps.
  • Pros: Nice keyboard cover; Bright display; Good specs.
  • Cons: Rather weighty and chunky; odd Windows quirks; small choice of apps.
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Overall 6
6.0

Microsoft Surface RT (32GB)

What Hi-Fi?
3 October 2012
  • Summary: A good attempt at an all-rounder, but the Surface needs some performance tweaks
  • Pros: Solid build, Built-in kick-stand, USB socket and SD card slot, Decent headphone sound
  • Cons: Poor selection of apps, Not the most intuitive experience, Can be slow to respond
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Overall 6
6.0

Microsoft Surface

productoreview.com
4 April 2013
  • Conclusion: El resultado final : Si usted es uno de los primeros dispuestos a olvidar todo lo que sabes acerca de cómo navegar un ordenador, la tableta podría reemplazar su computadora portátil. Todos los demás: esperen a más aplicaciones.
  • Pros: Lo bueno : La interfaz Metro del Surface de Microsoft es innovadora, elegante, potente y versátil. La tableta se siente fuerte y bien construida, ejecuta Office 2013, e incluye vídeo y música. Sus accesorios de cubierta del teclado son la mejor maneras de escribir en una tablet.
  • Cons: Lo malo : el rendimiento de la tableta puede ser lento, su tienda en Windows es un pueblo fantasma, lleva tiempo acostumbrarse a Metro, y la interfaz de escritorio se siente torpe e inútil.
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Overall 6
6.0

Test : Microsoft Surface RT

PC World
20 December 2012
  • Excerpt: La voilà enfin dans nos mains, la tant attendue première tablette de Microsoft. Attendue oui, mais aussi très controversée : les témoignages déçus n’en finissent plus de fleurir sur le Net et il a été difficile de résister à l’appel du "bad buzz". Après une semaine de test « en immersion », voici notre verdict sur la Surface RT.
  • Pros: Design et fabrication impeccables, Modern UI
  • Cons: Les aberrations de Windows RT, Criblée de petits bugs crispants
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