Oprah adds the Microsoft Surface RT to her "Favorite Things 2012" list

Oprah adds the Microsoft Surface RT to her
Judging by Oprah's Favorite Things 2012 list, she's not much of a geek, but apparently Microsoft's Surface RT tablet has made a great impression on her, as it is one of the very few gadgets to make it into the list.

Actually, besides the Surface, we only found one other gadget - the $4999 Bose VideoWave HDTV, home theater and music system. So, how did the Surface RT grab Oprah's attention? Apparently, she liked how well-made the tablet was, saying that it feels like a Mercedes-Benz. The TouchCover and kickstand are also highly valued by the influential talk-show host, who praises the Surface's usefulness for both work and play.

Here's the full description of the $499 tablet as found on Oprah's website:



source: Oprah via WMPoweruser

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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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30 Comments

1. darthinvader

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

So would she be distributing Surface Tablets now?? :D

17. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

im pretty sure she will... wow i really want to go to her show!! and to her network!!! i want one!! and im pretty sure she'll give more than a surface RT! knowing oprah!

29. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Yeah, if she had her show still.

2. Mohtastic

Posts: 19; Member since: May 24, 2011

ANd yet i bet she has an iPad lol

8. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Yeah...she bought iPad in 2011 :)

18. brandonrana

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

She had. Now she left the sheeps and joined the lions

24. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

And she got bored with it and bought the Surface...

25. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

And now it's just a real expensive paper weight on her desk... Haha

3. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

i think oprah also knows what is a real tablet compared to a toy. I mean iToy

6. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Windows RT in compare to Android is as well mToy :)

4. rassouli5 unregistered

Oprah has a good taste in choosing the right device... Microsft is iTerminator. Microsoft Surface killed iPad as Microsoft Killed Apple... WELLDONE STEVE BALLMER. You're my HERO after BILL GATES...

7. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

you will see poor sales of Windows RT, enjoy :)

9. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Nothing is going to kill iPad...Surface is certainly better tab...much better actually...but it won't attract many people...for some...iPad name is everything!

30. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Very True. It will be years before anything beats it. Microsoft has a good start and Android has had amazing tablets as well. Sadly, there is currently a "hip" generation that needs to have Apple products to help define them, especially the Ipad. Adults see this, and they see the Ipad is "keeping up with the trend", and try hard to find it's place into their everyday lives. It is just that, a trend. The Ipads will not be #1 in a few years. We will probably have something COMPLETELY different. You'll buy it too...because it's trendy...but in a way that the Ipad was not....

5. GeekMovement unregistered

The surface just doesn't have a big enough resolution for me. Less than 150ppi is a bit disappointing.

11. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Its not 300ppi display...but offers usable pixel density...also MS has used Tegra3(1.3 ghz)...it doesn't have enough grunt to drive high resolution display...

14. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Stupid Oprah

16. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

She's a million times richer than you. Go kill yourself.

19. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Well then you don't know who I am.

20. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Hahahaha are you secretley steve jobs returned? or batman? LOL

23. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

You won't be on here if you are as rich as Oprah troll! LMFAO

26. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Lol I was kidding! You got me..

15. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Oprah is pretty in the photo.

21. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Does anyone pay attention to her anymore since she quit her show.. and her network has bombed.

27. flamencoguy

Posts: 107; Member since: Aug 04, 2012

That's a very young Oprah picture. You don't use recent photos?

28. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

At least she didn't say anything bout the iPad. just wondering what kind of computer she owns and I'm sure she have a iphone just like all celebrities

31. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Oprah RT show

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