Microsoft Surface tablet handles 7 USB gadgets at a time in this video

Microsoft Surface tablet handles 7 USB gadgets at a time in this video
You know what the Microsoft Surface tablet has that the iPad doesn't? Everyone who answered "a full-sized USB port" deserves a thumbs-up! That notable feature lets the owner connect a USB thumb drive to the device or even hook up a keyboard and a mouse with the help of a USB hub. 

Yet the guys at Channel Metro decided to take things to the next level and have some fun along the way. While checking out their Microsoft Surface tablet, they connected not one, not two, but 7 different gadgets to the device! 

Actually, there were a total of 8 gadgets hooked up to the tablet, if we take the 7-port USB hub they used into account. The rest were a 2TB external hard drive, an HP printer, an iPod, a Nokia X3-02, an XBOX 360 controller, a 2GB USB thumb drive, and the receiver for a wireless mouse.

Check out the video below if you want to see the Microsoft Surface in action while listening to tech jargon in Italian!

source: Channel Metro (YouTube) via Microsoft News

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Surface RT
  • Display 10.6" 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 1 megapixel
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB



1. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

even on my computer i don't plug in over 4 USB plugs. mouse, keyboard printer and micro USB cable

3. nick_halden007

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

that's totally awesome :)

4. XYZ360

Posts: 53; Member since: Jan 01, 2012

Quite impressive

5. whencatsruletheworld

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I really really impressed. I dont even use more than 4 usb ports on my desktop. Cant wait to get the Microsoft Surface Pro!!

8. whencatsruletheworld

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 05, 2012


6. jubbing

Posts: 150; Member since: Aug 20, 2008

"You know what the Microsoft Surface tablet has that the iPad doesn't? Everyone who answered "a full-sized USB port" deserves a thumbs-up! " AND AND a kickstand!

7. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

get that ipod outta there lol

9. ReformedCtrlZ

Posts: 13; Member since: May 16, 2011

I can vouch for this. I have a 7port USB hub that I used to use with my laptop, I plugged it into the surface and, after a little loading of drivers, everything worked like a charm. absolutely great device!!

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

This is becoming better than a lappy...

11. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Technically if theyre USB 2.0 it can handle 127 devices from that one port. Not saying it won't be laggy, but technically possible'

13. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Great.. windows RT gets a thumbs up from me

14. bluescreen

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

and the race is on to find the power cord while u watch ur battery bar rapidly drain....whos gonna win!

15. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The Surface RT is the New tablet on the block and it needs hordes and hordes of new apps to make it a hit that will take time folks but Microsoft will continue to improve it's performance to stay in the game. next years RT will be the bomb it will have at least 95 % of the bugs of the First year model worked out of it to make it a nice APPS ONLY.TABLET COMPUTER. which the Ipads and the Android tablets are. FOLKS stay sharp and please remember that Windows RT Tablet computers run only the APPS that are in it's STORE it does have a special type of Windows office software in it but it will not run the Windows 7, Vista , XP or windows 2000, or windows NT programs that are used in PC desktops and Laptop Server computers if you can deal with that buy a Windows RT. Folk only the "Windows 8" and the" Windows 8 PRO" tablets can run all Windows desktop laptop server programs somebody said they can run windows 95 programs if that is true WOW!

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