It got some good reviews on youtube so some people like it. I don't understand the whole RT deal but yes if I buy a Windows tablet, I want to be able to run all my Windows apps on it, or at least 95% of them. But I would buy it for $50 and resell it on ebay for $450.
The hardware looks ok, but just a really marketing by M$ in my opinion. Windows 8 has a bad enough rap as it is, let alone making it worse.
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I have both the RT and the regular surface...I have to say for most things, me and the hubby prefer the RT.
It's thinner, so easier to use as a tablet. It has office, which the regular surface doesn't (not installed out of the box anywas...mind you, we haven't used it yet!).
They're both fast, we can watch movies on both. We can use these tablets as a computer- it has a mini displayport to connect a monitor to, the keyboard is nice, a USB port to connect a usb key or mouse to, and the little stand attached int he back to have it stand upright are awesome.
After 2 weeks of having these, we haven't used our ipad, which will be going on craigslist shortly. To those who say Microsoft blew it with these, I say you haven't actually used one. There are so many things I don't want to go without now.
PLUS, having everything sync automatically to our desktop pc without having to install bloated itunes, A+++.
In all fairness, the only downside is the battery- we get about 5 hours using it extensively. The ipad was longer. But the hardware is this is closer to a laptop than to a tablet, so it's worth dealing with.
EDIT to add: RT is a scaled down version of windows, supposedly. It still has the "desktop"...I know there was one thing I noticed it didn't have, but can't even remember what it was. Perhaps ability to VPN to work. Battery life is better than that one, so I prefer it.
Last edited by eternitybc; 06-19-2013 at 10:07 AM..
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