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

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Promoted 08-30-2013 by yuugotserved at 08:19 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 09:06 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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Last Edited by cheap_bastid September 10, 2013 at 04:18 PM
Warranty: Message #1226 earlier from slimstrike:

Go here and login or create a Microsoft account then you can register the S/N. My 64GB is good until Oct. 2014 and also had the option to buy the 2 year Extended Service Plan with Accidental Damage Protection for $99.

https://myservice.surface.com
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Current status as of 10:24PM EST:

32GB Surface RT with touchcover: OUT OF STOCK
64GB Surface RT without touchcover: OUT OF STOCK


If the tablet you want is out of stock, keep resfreshing this page. [ebay.com] (Sellers keeps removing and re-adding the items)

32GB Microsoft Surface RT with Touch Keyboard Cover Refurb $199:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/32GB-Micr...2a30c60cb3

64GB Microsoft Surface RT (Without keyboard) Refurb $199:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/64GB-Micr...5920884%26

Note: This is a manufacturer-refurbished item.
It carries the same warranty as new Surface RT's purchased at retail, and has been tested/restored by Microsoft to a working condition equal to new products. It has a 1 year warranty, and 30 day return period.

Although the Touch-covers (mylar one-piece) and Type-covers (actual moving keys) say they're on sale for $60-75'ish ... they're actually not a good price, particularly if they're only "seller refurbished", since this means the cover has only been inspected by the seller, whereas these Surface RT tablets are "manufacturer refurbished", meaning Microsoft has deemed the unit to be equivalent to a new unit in funcitonality. Touch covers now have a MSRP of $79 [zdnet.com], and Type covers should be about $99, so saving only 20% to get a used one (albeit in good condition) isn't a SlickDeal(tm). You can find the remaining stock of covers from the reseller here ... http://www.ebay.com/sme/manufactu...1185920884

Accessories:
eBay is also running double eBay bucks from 11am PST to 3PM PDT. (2pm EDT to 6pm EDT) ... better hurry!

The seller for these Surface units is listed as Manufacturer Certified [ebay.com], which is a subdivision of Secondipity [ebay.com], the latter which has a feedback rating of 16,726 and 99.2% positive feedback.

PayPal says the Seller is Liquidity Services Inc.
paypal@manufacturercertified.net
http://www.liquidityservicesinc.com/

Surface RT Specs:
http://www.microsoft.com/surface/...ifications
Windows RT Youtube Review
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yal8m1vgT8U
Important notes:
  • This is the Surface RT (running Windows RT, like Win8), not the Surface Pro (which runs Windows 8). It cannot run regular Windows desktop programs. It can only run apps compiled for Windows RT, and those apps are only available from the Windows Store.
  • On the plus side, Windows RT includes a version of Office Home-Student, including RT versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. A couple of difference between Office RT & normal Office is that they can't include user-programmed content like macros/addins, nor does it do background sync to SkyDrive. See this page [microsoft.com] for more info on Office RT differences.
  • The bootloader is locked, so currently there is no prospect for being able to put Android or any other OS on this tablet.
  • Because the OS is locked down, the only web browser available is Internet Explorer compiled for Windows RT.
  • The Windows RT app store is limited in selection compared to other, more mature tablet OS's like iOS and Android. If you need to use a certain app, check first if it exists specifically for Windows RT via Windows Store Search [microsoft.com]. Search results that indicate support for ARM processors are available on Windows RT.
  • Windows RT 8.1 update is coming on October 18th, which will include Outlook, as well as a simple Start menu.
  • Windows RT takes up about 15GB of storage. Link. [gizmodo.com]

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Instead of swipe to unlock, is there a way to do it from keyboard?
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Quote from boweldi View Post :
they have teamviewer, works great and is free.
Thanks just installed it. Any other good apps to know and install?

Also, when I set up my user ID to log in via a PIN code, there's a number pad that comes up during log-in. The number pad has a square button on the bottom left, that changes when you press into a different symbol. Anyone know what the button does?

This is one of the key aggravating things about Windows 8. Microsoft built a lot of great features but the documentation / user interaction is sorely lacking on this thing. No on-screen help or cue to tell you what something does, or how to access something.

Until MS changes and makes Windows 8 more user friendly a lot of consumers are going to keep balking at it. The MS designers who opted to leave out user cues should be taken out and tarred / feathered.
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Quote from jjmai View Post :
Instead of swipe to unlock, is there a way to do it from keyboard?
You can use the touchpad to swipe and unlock, I believe.

On my regular Windows 8 laptop, you can hit the space bar and it will unlock. Not sure if the Surface RT does the same thing... I've applied a screen protector on it so it's off at the moment.

I'm finding that I have to put RT on one side of the table, my full Windows PC on the other side, so I can try to google to find answers on how to use the RT or how certain things work, which I rarely have to do with iOS / Android. Pretty lame. Hopefully Windows 8.1 will be a vast user improvement.
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Quote from WillysJeepMan View Post :
When the RT was first released it came with the preview version of Office. You need to apply the updates.

Charms bar -> Settings -> Change PC Settings -> Windows Update

Note that the first time you perform the update, there will be 20 updates to apply. When they are done, go back and check for Windows updates. There will be another wave of 38. When those are done, repeat again. There will be 24 updates. And when those are done... one more time, there will be 1 more update.

After the dust settles, you'll get the full version of Office.


My updates were a little different. 20 at first with 1 optional (540mb Office). Installed the 20 and rebooted, then installed Office. Rebooted again and now it says 67 updates with 1 optional (Some Windows RT update). Applying these now.
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Does anyone recommend installing Windows 8.1?
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I just attached my Blue Yeti microphone... the RT recognized it, automatically installed the driver for it, and I was able to do a simple recording using a Tape Recorder app I found in the app store. I'm very impressed.

In contrast, on my iPad 4, I have to attach the Yeti to a powered USB hub and connect that hub to the USB dongle in order for the iPad to use the mic.

Can anyone recommend a good audio recording app for the RT?
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Does anyone recommend installing Windows 8.1?
I do... when it's released.
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Did anyone not receive their order yet?
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Does anyone recommend installing Windows 8.1?
I recommend Windows 9... seriously..

I've been using Windows 8 on my touchscreen laptop, but 99% of the time in desktop mode only.

Now having to use the metro mode a lot on the Surface RT, it's aggravating. I have to google everything, whereas on iOS / Android it was extremely easy to just figure out because things were so consistent and plenty of user cues.
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Mine looks like brand New. Knock on wood
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Quote from OMGthatsCraZY View Post :
Just sold the touch cover for 55, meaning I got this thing for ~$160. Not bad.

BUT - there is a single black dead pixel STRAIGHT in the middle of the screen. I dont know if its worth trying to return it for a new one, or if its even possible now that I've sold the touch cover. Ugh. If it wasnt RIGHT in the middle......
Call Microsoft surface customer care - their service is just awesome. You may be taken through a few steps to check if that fixes it, else you will be offered a replacement - and they ship it with next day delivery.
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Quote from sunnybyday View Post :
Call Microsoft surface customer care - their service is just awesome. You may be taken through a few steps to check if that fixes it, else you will be offered a replacement - and they ship it with next day delivery.
Good looking out! I will give that a shot, thanks.
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Edit update!!

Please register your device! My Surface warranty says it is valid only until Jan 2014!!!

What should I do?
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Edit update!!

Please register your device! My Surface warranty says it is valid only until Jan 2014!!!

What should I do?
Call/email Microsoft RT support/service.
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#1470
I got mine today. Very Very good tablet. Very fast compared to my old android phone. Looks like new.
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