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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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#901
BTW, Microsoft is dumping the non-selling RT models into schools [macdailynews.com], so I wouldn't count on massive fire sales in the future. However, your kids may end up with a free one, so there is that. laugh out loud
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#902
For those of us who are awaiting the arrival of their $200 Surface RT bundle, here's a video to help build the anticipation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9somrcpcuF4
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#903
Quote from ilovetofu View Post :
This was painful to watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1Bg3SMBJ4o

I sure hope the 8.1 update addresses some of these issues.
Wow, thats horrible
I would expect that from some some $50 budget tablet shake head
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Quote from ilovetofu View Post :
I think that is an excellent analogy. Performance is definitely more in line with netbooks, only it isn't as functional. Given that RT looks exactly like the full blown Windows 8 OS, I'm guessing Microsoft merely ported the x86 code to ARM and didn't bother to do a whole lot of optimization. If they had, I'd imagine the device would perform more like an iPad or decent Android tablet since the physical hardware components aren't that vastly different between them.

Microsoft says it's committed to RT, but I wonder what will happen when Bay Trail comes out and is more competitive with ARM chips in pricing [pcworld.com]. Will Microsoft still insist on sticking with the limited ARM platform on anything other than its phones? Only time will tell.
RT is simply incase x86 can't be competitive. The Apps are cross-platform. x86 has obvious benefits, however.

Quote from outofstock View Post :
Just curious, but does something like DisneyJunior.com or web games work on a tablet like this? That alone would make it worth it because my kids can't access those Disney Junior games on the iPad.
You can watch all the Disney channels online or streaming.

You can play all the flash games. They are a little slow, however, but you can do anything you can do with a standard browser on a desktop/laptop.
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Quote from Squilly View Post :
Will I be able to update to Windows 8.1 on the RT? Or will it only be able to update on the RT 2?


Don't think that is going to happen. Even if it did, you would not be able to install anything like the real 8.1 anyway.
Actually if you go to the surface website you can get the Windows 8.1 Preview for RT now. 8.1 will be available as a free update for Windows 8 RT in October. Gonna install the preview as soon as I get mine. Got an email today reminding me that it would be shipping this Tuesday.
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Quote from WillysJeepMan View Post :
For those of us who are awaiting the arrival of their $200 Surface RT bundle, here's a video to help build the anticipation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9somrcpcuF4
Thank you for posting this video! worship I was looking through all the negative comments on this thread and started to worry I had made a mistake.

I currently use an iPad 2 and never use any of the apps other than Netflix, mail and Chrome. Most of my tablet use revolves around web browsing and the ability to have the real Internet with flash and all is awesome. Big Grin
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Quote from WillysJeepMan View Post :
For those of us who are awaiting the arrival of their $200 Surface RT bundle, here's a video to help build the anticipation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9somrcpcuF4
Sweet video. Was going to sell mine but now I think I'll have to keep this and my Note 10.1
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Quote from whatsat View Post :
Actually if you go to the surface website you can get the Windows 8.1 Preview for RT now. 8.1 will be available as a free update for Windows 8 RT in October. Gonna install the preview as soon as I get mine. Got an email today reminding me that it would be shipping this Tuesday.
I already have 8.1 preview on mine, it's a lot better. I think this MS should have waited an year and released this as windows 8. I bought one more now for a gift. And at this price its a no brainer.
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Quote from WillysJeepMan View Post :
For those of us who are awaiting the arrival of their $200 Surface RT bundle, here's a video to help build the anticipation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9somrcpcuF4
This is the kind of stuff that the Microsoft haters like to ignore.
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#910
I was wendering that , Is over there anyone bought more than 10 pcs ?
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Quote from cheap_bastid View Post :
I bought one, but to your point, Windows app store would need to grow 10,000 times to try to keep up with Apple's app store.

A small worm growing at twice the rate will pale in comparison to an elephant just increasing 10%.


No, I'm pretty sure Microsoft does lose, a bunch of money and Steve Ballmer's job.

HP and Blackberry sure lost a ton of money on their failed tablets. Just because a bunch of consumers have playbooks or HP touchpads at firesale prices haven't earned them that much more positive word of mouth.
You clearly haven't been tracking the numbers. The Windows 8 marketplace of available apps, growing at its present rate, will surpass the iPad app market in approximately one year. If things slow down, which is unlikely, they could take up to 18 months.

Your attempt to conflate the blackberry playbook or hp touchpad with Windows 8 tablets is so beyond silly it doesn't even deserve a reply, but I'll be nice. Whereas blackberry and HP both gave up on their respective tablets following their poor receptions, the number, variety and quality of Windows 8 tablets has only increased, and will continue to do so. We're already entering a period in which device makers are shipping All in one desktops that are actually large tablets; this is a trend which will continue, not reverse. Moreover, as the next few years unfurl, you'll see a greater and greater number of Windows 8 laptops that are in fact hybrids. We've already seen a few, and the numbers are increasing, not decreasing.

As many others do, you're taking a very shallow, short-term look at how the market is evolving.
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Quote from jasongw View Post :
You clearly haven't been tracking the numbers. The Windows 8 marketplace of available apps, growing at its present rate, will surpass the iPad app market in approximately one year. If things slow down, which is unlikely, they could take up to 18 months.

Your attempt to conflate the blackberry playbook or hp touchpad with Windows 8 tablets is so beyond silly it doesn't even deserve a reply, but I'll be nice. Whereas blackberry and HP both gave up on their respective tablets following their poor receptions, the number, variety and quality of Windows 8 tablets has only increased, and will continue to do so. We're already entering a period in which device makers are shipping All in one desktops that are actually large tablets; this is a trend which will continue, not reverse. Moreover, as the next few years unfurl, you'll see a greater and greater number of Windows 8 laptops that are in fact hybrids. We've already seen a few, and the numbers are increasing, not decreasing.

As many others do, you're taking a very shallow, short-term look at how the market is evolving.
Oh please spare me.

If you double a penny at the end of a year you'd be the world's richest man by many factors.


Fact is the MS app store will grow, but it will absolutely not double on a constant basis as you seem to mis-imply.

I'm taking a shallow view of how the market is evolving?? ROFLMAO, that's why the MS Surface RT is now at $200??

Holy cow man...
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Quote from WillysJeepMan View Post :
For those of us who are awaiting the arrival of their $200 Surface RT bundle, here's a video to help build the anticipation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9somrcpcuF4
I did see that video prior to me pulling the trigger to buy one.

But to temper expectations, here's one showing it's sluggish performance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1Bg3SMBJ4o

I'm really torn on if I'll keep it or ship it back.
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#914
Actually played with a display model at Staples and it's surprisingly alright. I've been using Win 8 for class and the annoyances are slowly disappearing this tablet will be great for note taking and making actual documents in class. I like the flat surface cover and will take a bit of practice to get used to, but my only gripe is the entire thing is very high grip and will probably wear down poorly over time.
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Quote from cheap_bastid View Post :
Oh please spare me.

If you double a penny at the end of a year you'd be the world's richest man by many factors.


Fact is the MS app store will grow, but it will absolutely not double on a constant basis as you seem to mis-imply.

I'm taking a shallow view of how the market is evolving?? ROFLMAO, that's why the MS Surface RT is now at $200??

Holy cow man...
Again, you're ignoring numbers to satisfy your fan boy wishes. 100,000 apps in 250 days, while it took iPad 453 days to reach the same milestone. Simple fact: Windows 8's marketplace is significantly outpacing the growth of the iPad marketplace. It WILL catch up, as will sales of Windows 8 tablets. While Windows tablets are growing, iPad actually shrank in sales by 25% last quarter.

As the growth of Windows 8 accelerates, so will the app marketplace. Why? Because developers are not stupid, and they are driven by the same market forces as everyone else. They will go to the largest marketplaces they can--all of them.
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