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

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.

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

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12 Comments

1. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

6. Jelly_Bean

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

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

7. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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 :)

2. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

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

3. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

4. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 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.

5. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

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

8. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

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

9. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

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

12. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

You make me happy, man!

10. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

+1 for the family picture

11. alexpip

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 02, 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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