USB port, a flip stand, MS Office, and the fact we can extend the screen out to another screen or TV, micro SD card, and the battery life on one charge is sweet.
I don't think Surface RT is a good deal at this price. It is just too limited. While it comes with Office, I feel the display on these is too small to do anything productive. I tried replacing my iPad with an RT and ended up selling the RT. Then I tried replacing the iPad and i5 HP laptop I had with a Surface Pro only to sell the Surface Pro.
The XPS 12 and Lenovo Yoga are the only decent thin/light/affordable machines I've used. I don't think the all-in-one(tablet/laptop) route is the best way to go. Even with these "convertibles" I don't really use the Modern UI(Metro) mode.
Its the new price becaue they are going to be releasing the RT 2 soon.
Quite honestly I have had the Surface RT since launch and it is an awesome device if you can get over the Ipad fanboys. Way more powerful if you plan to do any actual work on it - Outlook 2013 was just released, USB, easy printer and home network connectiviity,
Business is starting to adopt it, and I think you will see it will be a player as MS is laying down the groundwork.
RT is not going away, whether you like it or not, and let's face it, nothing innovative is coming out of Apple these days since Jobs passed away.
Tegra 3 and a 720P screen means this thing isn't going to stay at 349 for long, it's not worth anything close to that, you can get way more powerful tablets these days for less money so I don't know what MS is thinking.
I love my surface rt. I have a 64 gb with the black touch cover. I use it to run my restaurant. Some of my suppliers web pages use flash. So the full IE experience was huge for me. Office runs flawlessly and battery life is great.
Surface gets shit done. If you need/want a toy, go get something iOS or android.
Having used the Surface RT, I was initially awed by it. Recently, I noticed how slow the Tegra 3 can be. It had trouble opening 2 or 3 tabs in IE for sites like Joystiq. Maybe I just needed to restart the thing, but I would advise against getting this version of Surface RT. I would wait it out for next revision with an updated processor.
I like the form factor, screen, and OS, but the performance was disappointing.
yup, still far too expensive for an RT tablet... these should be 250$, and should've been from the start.
in fact, they really shouldn't have made RT. i would have been far happier with WinPhone8, minus the phone obviously, on a tablet platform and leave the Metro interface for full Windows tablets and desktops. still seems like a horrible move to me to have 3 different platforms, none of which have compatible anything...
i have a WinPhone8 (Lumia 928) and a Win8 x86 tablet (Viewsonic 10pi), and both are very nice... even with the hack that is the Viewsonic 10pi. i see no place for an ARM based Win8 RT tablet, it's just a waste. battery life, i suppose, but the Atom/AMD APU tablets have enough battery life for me to be happy with anyway.
ROFL... tp4tissue "Gaming is gonna shift back to pc, due to steam type services,, AND not to mention really CHEAP hardware that's at least 4 times faster than xbox "
LULZ zxcvb "This does not have a regular VGA connection. This will work with only HP monitors.
Tell me what a Android tablet cant do that this one can?
I rather get a Note 8.
Run all the apps included in the full Microsoft Office suite including a full fledged outlook.
Run Windows Apps (albeit RT written ones only).
Native remote desktop to windows 8 pc.
Stand up on its own.
Plug an external bluray/dvd drive into?
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