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Microsoft Surface RT Review

0. phoneArena posted on 31 Oct 2012, 08:53

Enter the Microsoft Surface, a sleek and ultra-modern looking tablet that’s gunning to make a charge in the competitive tablet market. More importantly, however, is whether Microsoft is able to soundly capture the embodiment of a highly usable tablet platform with Windows RT. Naturally, there’s a lot at stake riding on the back of the Surface – both from a hardware and software perspective...

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posted on 01 Nov 2012, 11:26

34. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

With the widespread adoption/deployment of Silverlight and HTML5, Flash is less and less necessary. I'm sure there'll be a way to install it on the desktop version eventually

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 14:56 1

25. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

My own review will be worth more than any of these early reviews. I you have to use the surface at least a month or so to get to all w8 functionalities before posting any reviews.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 18:30 1

26. LeoChase (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)

John V., the share charm is available and you can share your photos through that charm. You can even share links and html5-based youtube videos through that share charm...

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 18:34

27. DatabaseMX (Posts: 19; Member since: 27 May 2009)

Exactly what problem does this device solve ?

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 03:37 1

31. AeroPrime (Posts: 175; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)

I want the Surface Pro

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 05:48

32. darkknight (Posts: 20; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)

Well, I am not a tablet man, tablets are always and almost a mobile with large screen and no calling apportunity. I prefer much more laptops spec ultrabooks, But with microsoft I hope they will change my mind in the next edition ;=).

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 09:34

33. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

I've heard from my friend that it's pretty bad...few app choices, unresponsive at times, for now maybe the RT isn't the best choice...

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 12:45

35. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Must say it looks pretty good, but at ~720p to start at $500 where the 32GB 1600p Nexus 10 sits it's no contest for the Samsung device. I'ma buy the $400 N10 surely, it's a stunning offer.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 14:49

39. Spence (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)

As beautiful as this machine is when you first see it, there are a few very serious problems when it comes to normal use.

1) Hard to hold and heavy when holding it in the wide format
2) Ships with IE 10. IE 10 no longer supports Java. Or Flash. Or any other similar add-ons. That's very serious. Being unable to connect to high security websites makes this a dead machine. Might as well be using an iPad instead. It's lighter and generally better behaved.
3) The Microsoft Store is a misery to "walk" through. Everything is in very broad categories, and then when you access the category then you find a disordered jumble of apps. AND there is no Search Tool. It's a misery to sift through nearly a hundred apps looking for something.

Basically, Windows 8 / 8 RT is a disaster. They need to allow for IE9 if it is to survive as a meaningful and useful product.

As of now with IE 10, it's literally worthless.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 14:36

43. techadd (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)

I have to say that if you are a MAC brained, nothing is going to change your perception, why bother. however if you are open enough and smart enough this win 8.1 is not a useless big phone to browse the web.

The surface has a lot of advantages over the other big iphones. the first one is that you can replace a computer with it. Just add the keyboard and there you go. It has USB port that it a great advantage and the device comes with Office software for free.

I highly recommend it as the best value for money.

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