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Multiple User Accounts make the Microsoft Surface RT perfect for the family

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Multiple User Accounts make the Microsoft Surface RT perfect for the family
It seems like such a minor thing, but it makes the Microsoft Surface RT an outstanding tablet for the family. What is this feature? Multiple User Accounts. You can say it again, Multiple User Accounts. By allowing different users of a Microsoft Surface RT to install their own apps, store than own files and use their own themes more than one person can use the same tablet and have their own settings. It is such a simple idea that you wonder why this is not a feature on any Android tablet or on the Apple iPad. There is speculation that this will be a feature for tablets on Android 4.2 which Google will introduce on October 29th.

Multiple User Accounts let more than one person use the same tablet and have theor own settings

Multiple User Accounts let more than one person use the same tablet and have theor own settings

The Microsoft Surface RT will launch tomorrow, starting at $499 and features a 10.6 inch screen with resolution of 1366 x 768. Pixel density comes in at 148ppi. A quad-core 1.3GHz Tegra 3 processor is under the hood with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. A 32GB capacity microSD slot expands storage and the camera on board captures video in 1080p.

Would the Multiple User Account feature make a difference for you if you're in the market for a new tablet? As long as you can work out a schedule or a way to share the tablet with others, just one Microsoft Surface RT can be the tablet that will be hard at work for the entire family. With this soft economy, letting more than person use the same tablet securely can save some cash that might be needed elsewhere.

source: RedmondPie

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posted on 25 Oct 2012, 01:29 4

1. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Isn't Android 4.2 on tablet rumoured to be coming with Multiple User Accounts?

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 02:09

6. Jelly_Bean (Posts: 109; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


True.

But I am imagining a tablet either by Samsung or Asus which can dual boot Windows 8 and Android :)

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 02:12 3

7. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


And I am imagining a Tablet With UBUNTU Loaded as a serious and true challenger to Surface since it will be pure OS and not some APP ... UBUNTU has already demonstrated that it is possible ... if that happens then i need nothing as Linux does come with all office productivity tools :)

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 01:29

2. tusshharish (Posts: 341; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


it is the microsoft touch to tablets.................

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 01:32

3. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


aww. 64 GB for multiple account won't be enough. :3

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 01:36 4

4. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Multiple User Account is really a good feature. I see its use @ my home. On the same machine my dad can have his clean and office oriented desktop, my sis with her flowery, sunny desktop and me, with that cluttered and geeky screen :)

Surface will become successful.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 01:57

5. tusshharish (Posts: 341; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


microsoft should give this tablet designing to nokia............

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 02:36 3

8. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Nah... Nokia will be coming with their own Lumia designed tablet. Those renders really looked so awesome.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 03:07 1

9. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 347; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Get ready to see it in CES 2013 or MWC 2013.....#Nokia Lumia ****

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 14:38

12. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


You make me happy, man!

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 04:05 1

10. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


+1 for the family picture

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 12:24

11. alexpip (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Note that if you have separate accounts for each member of the family you will need to manage there app purchase separately. So if you have 3 kids and you want to purchase a £5 game you will need to do it for each user costing you £15.

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