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Microsoft Surface RT 10.6" Tablet (Refurbished): 64GB $206, 32GB w/ Black Touch Cover Keyboard EXPIRED

epicboy502 284 August 30, 2013 at 09:07 AM in Computers (2) More eBay Deals
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Promoted 08-30-2013 at 09:19 AM View Original Post
Update: New listing link for the 32GB Surface RT Tablet

eBay Daily Deals has 32GB Microsoft Surface RT Tablet w/ Black Touch Cover Keyboard (Refurbished) for $199Shipping is free. Thanks epicboy502

eBay Daily Deals also has 64GB Microsoft Surface RT Tablet (Refurbished) for $199. Shipping is ~$7. Thanks DJ3xclusive [Discuss]

Specs
  • Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad Core CPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB or 64GB Internal Memory
  • 10.6" 1366x768 Display
  • WiFi N
  • 31.5Wh Battery
  • Windows RT OS

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Edited August 30, 2013 at 10:06 AM by BostonGirl
Ebay daily deals has the MS Surface for $199 with black touch cover. http://www.ebay.com/itm/32GB-Micr...2a2e3a89da

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Quote from Rangerwolf View Post :
Just to make sure did everyone's surface come wrapped in plastic in side the box?

yes and it was a semi rigid type of plastic with sticky glue in places to keep it on
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#1502
what needs to be done if the Windows update are stuck (specially the one for Office Preview). I did the reboot and it freezes again on those updates.
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Anyone else feel that their Surface is just a tad slower than it should be? I was hoping to make this my "couch laptop" for browsing the internet or punching out short emails but almost every task feels sluggish or unresponsive before kicking in. It's not unusably slow, but considering some people claim that this is a product that competes well with iPads, Nexus 7 or even actual laptops then I'm curious if they are just exaggerating or if I should start troubleshooting mine.
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I ordered 2 bundles for my gf and I and an extra type keyboard from them. One of the bundle has already passed the shipping window and the tracking shows no information. Seller doesn't respond to multiple emails. For those of you hoping to return it, forget it, just throw it on CL and get even more money.

Now i have to deal with the CC company.

Quote from outofstock View Post :
Anyone else feel that their Surface is just a tad slower than it should be? I was hoping to make this my "couch laptop" for browsing the internet or punching out short emails but almost every task feels sluggish or unresponsive before kicking in. It's not unusably slow, but considering some people claim that this is a product that competes well with iPads, Nexus 7 or even actual laptops then I'm curious if they are just exaggerating or if I should start troubleshooting mine.
I absolute dread the IE interface. Hopefully 8.2 will fix some issues.
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I absolute dread the IE interface. Hopefully 8.2 will fix some issues.
Have you ever used Chrome on Android? It is just horrible and wonky. Default Android browser is way better. I am thinking there are some technical issues both google and MS are facing while porting to touch environment. Still out of two, the IE touch interface is way better than chrome imo- still has some issues with random websites, overall I am fine with it. Win 8.1 has fix a lot of those issues.
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Quote from outofstock View Post :
Anyone else feel that their Surface is just a tad slower than it should be? I was hoping to make this my "couch laptop" for browsing the internet or punching out short emails but almost every task feels sluggish or unresponsive before kicking in. It's not unusably slow, but considering some people claim that this is a product that competes well with iPads, Nexus 7 or even actual laptops then I'm curious if they are just exaggerating or if I should start troubleshooting mine.
I think your experience is normal. Microsoft used a slow chip, and worsened the experience with software that contains little to no optimization. It's one of the reasons RT sold so poorly and Microsoft had to take a $900M hit, but also why you were able to snap it up for $200.

http://www.extremetech.com/comput...-bay-trail
http://microsoft-news.com/windows...potential/
http://www.extremetech.com/comput...us-devices
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Mine is Nov 26, 2014 & the touch cover Aug. 28, 2014. Came from IN
mine are around the same dates.
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Quote from Rangerwolf View Post :
Just to make sure did everyone's surface come wrapped in plastic in side the box?
Yes mine did.
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Quote from outofstock View Post :
Anyone else feel that their Surface is just a tad slower than it should be? I was hoping to make this my "couch laptop" for browsing the internet or punching out short emails but almost every task feels sluggish or unresponsive before kicking in. It's not unusably slow, but considering some people claim that this is a product that competes well with iPads, Nexus 7 or even actual laptops then I'm curious if they are just exaggerating or if I should start troubleshooting mine.
Yes it can be sluggish no doubt. iOS / Android are faster, but doesn't have a desktop mode like the RT, so some trade offs.

Quote from sunnybyday View Post :
Have you ever used Chrome on Android? It is just horrible and wonky. Default Android browser is way better. I am thinking there are some technical issues both google and MS are facing while porting to touch environment. Still out of two, the IE touch interface is way better than chrome imo- still has some issues with random websites, overall I am fine with it. Win 8.1 has fix a lot of those issues.
WTF are you talking about? Chrome on Android / iOS is fine, much faster than IE.
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Quote from sunnybyday View Post :
Have you ever used Chrome on Android? It is just horrible and wonky. Default Android browser is way better. I am thinking there are some technical issues both google and MS are facing while porting to touch environment. Still out of two, the IE touch interface is way better than chrome imo- still has some issues with random websites, overall I am fine with it. Win 8.1 has fix a lot of those issues.
I'm curious as to what Android devices you used Chrome on. My experience with Chrome on a Galaxy Note 2 smartphone and the new Nexus 7 tablet has been excellent. It's very easy to see why the Surface RT tablet failed. Although I do believe that it is a good deal at $200, you are really compromising in other areas for the bargain price. The upcoming 8.1 update may help some but it's not going to improve the sluggish Tegra 3 chip and the dated screen resolution. If anyone is on the fence about keeping/selling their Surface, I would advise to dump them while they still have some value (I traded mine into Gamestop) as the Surface 2 devices are just around the corner. I'm holding out hope that MS learned from the first round and will offer a more capable device with reasonable pricing for the next gen.
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Quote from cheap_bastid View Post :
Yes it can be sluggish no doubt. iOS / Android are faster, but doesn't have a desktop mode like the RT, so some trade offs.


WTF are you talking about? Chrome on Android / iOS is fine, much faster than IE.
That was my exact thought when I read that comment. It seems like he's either never used Chrome or confused something else for it. Chrome is excellent on Android smartphones & tablets.
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#1512
Just registered mine:

Standard Warranty: Expires Nov 26, 2014
Device and bundled accessory replacements are available at no charge through the standard warranty expiration date of Nov 26, 2014. This device is currently eligible for an Extended Service Plan with Accidental Damage Protection.
Request Service: Replacement service for hardware malfunctions is available for this device at no charge through the standard warranty expiration date of Nov 26, 2014.



My touch cover:

Standard Warranty: Expires Aug 11, 2014
Device and bundled accessory replacements are available at no charge through the standard warranty expiration date of Aug 11, 2014.
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Quote from FatNinja View Post :
That was my exact thought when I read that comment. It seems like he's either never used Chrome or confused something else for it. Chrome is excellent on Android smartphones & tablets.
Chrome is great on iOS too! Big Grin
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Quote from FatNinja View Post :
That was my exact thought when I read that comment. It seems like he's either never used Chrome or confused something else for it. Chrome is excellent on Android smartphones & tablets.
Quote from cheap_bastid View Post :
Yes it can be sluggish no doubt. iOS / Android are faster, but doesn't have a desktop mode like the RT, so some trade offs.


WTF are you talking about? Chrome on Android / iOS is fine, much faster than IE.
WTF are you talking? Chrome is known to be jumpy and slow on Android, if you are not a blind fanboy. Why else do they still have stock android browser? Google could have replace stock browser with Chrome if it is as great as you say it is Smilie Are you sure you are not confusing chrome to stock Android browser? I used it on my Droid / CM10 on touchpad - and it is HORRIBLE to say the least. Chrome on desktop is perfect but chrome on tablet/phone =/= chrome on desktop. no comparison. Metro IE has its many issues, nobody can deny it, but to say chrome on Android is perfect is a joke.

I can give you hundreds of discussions / reviews on Chrome issues on Android, but here is one from a few months ago from Droid forums ...

http://www.droidforums.net/forum/...xx-hd.html

Quote ...
Chrome is known to be a bit buggy on android. Kind of ironic considering its Google. .. The best suggestion may be to try another browser.

I finally wound up disabling Chrome. It was unreliable, freezing up and sooooo slow. Drove me crazy. Disabled it and use the stock which I actually kind of like!

http://0-productforums.google.com...FvwbfBhUjU
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Quote from sunnybyday View Post :
WTF are you talking? Chrome is known to be jumpy and slow on Android, if you are not a blind fanboy. Why else do they still have stock android browser? Google could have replace stock browser with Chrome if it is as great as you say it is Smilie Are you sure you are not confusing chrome to stock Android browser? I used it on my Droid and it is HORRIBLE to say the least. Chrome on desktop is perfect but chrome on tablet/phone =/= chrome on desktop. no comparison. Metro IE has its many issues, nobody can deny it, but to say chrome on Android is perfect is a joke.

I can give you hundreds of discussions / reviews on Chrome issues on Android, but here is one from a few months ago from Droid forums ...

http://www.droidforums.net/forum/...xx-hd.html

Quote ...
Chrome is known to be a bit buggy on android. Kind of ironic considering its Google. .. The best suggestion may be to try another browser.
I finally wound up disabling Chrome. It was unreliable, freezing up and sooooo slow. Drove me crazy. Disabled it and use the stock which I actually kind of like!
You fail to mention specifically which Droid phone you used Chrome on. Maybe you have an old POS phone? I've used Chrome on a Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, Nexus 7 2012 & 2013, iPad 2, and PC and it runs and performs just fine. Every time I acquire a new Andoid device, Chrome is the first app I download if it isn't on there by default. Can't remember the last time I used the stock browser.
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