Microsoft Surface RT

Announced:
Jun 18, 2012
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Oct 26, 2012

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
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Display

Display size:

10.6 inches

Resolution:

1366 x 768 pixels

Pixel density:

148 ppi

Screen-to-body:

65.59 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30

Processor:

Quad-core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU:

Nvidia ULP GeForce

RAM:

2 GB

Internal storage:

32 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC

OS:

Windows (RT)

Battery

Type:

Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

1 megapixel

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Features:

Video calling

Front:

Yes

Design

Dimensions:

10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 inches (275 x 172 x 9 mm)

Weight:

24.00 oz (680 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (587 g)

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n; Multiple antennas, MIMO

USB:

Full-size USB, USB 2.0

Features:

Charging

HDMI:

Micro HDMI (Type D)

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice recording

Shopping information

Warranty period:

12 Months

MSRP price:

$ 500

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Microsoft Surface 64GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

64 GB

Cons

  • Thick body (0.37 inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks GPS

Description

The Microsoft Surface is the first Microsoft-designed tablet computer. The ARM-powered version is thinner and lighter and features a processor made by NVIDIA. It comes with Windows RT and a large 10.6" touchscreen. The device is designed to compete mainly with tablets running mobile operating systems like Android and iOS (iPad).

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