72
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A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
72

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Microsoft Surface with Windows RT review

Microsoft's Surface with Windows RT is a great tablet for those who need a strong dose of productivity with their mobility.

Pros
  • Impressive build quality
  • Bright display with low glare
  • Solid performance and battery life
  • Full-sized USB port
  • Touch Cover enables fast text input
Cons
  • Limited app selection
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Model
32GB with cover

Key Specs

Form factor
Other
Operating system
Windows
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to8.5 hour

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Other
Operating system
Windows (8)

Input

Keyboard
yes
Navigation type
Optical pad

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
no

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, WiFi location, Compass)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Quicktime, WMV) (BMP, GIF, HD Photo, JPEG, PNG, TIFF)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (1.3 megapixels) (Records video, Contact pictures) (yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
no

Other features

External accessory support
Mobile broadband attachment, External keyboard
Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Ruggedized
no
TV out
yes (HDMI Micro)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (32 GB) (Hard drive) (microSD)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to8.5 hour
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0
Bluetooth
4.0 (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control], DUN [network sharing], HID [peripherals], OPP / FTP [file transfer], BPP [printing], SYNC [syncing])

Hardware

CPU
1.3 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
Model
64GB with cover

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Windows
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Windows (8)

Input

Keyboard
no

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
no

Media

Media playback
yes (MP3, WAV, WMA) (AVI) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (yes)

Other features

External accessory support
External keyboard
Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Ruggedized
no
TV out
yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (64 GB) (Flash) (microSD)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0

Hardware

RAM
2 GB
Model
32GB without cover

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Windows
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Windows (8)

Input

Keyboard
no

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
no

Media

Media playback
yes (MP3, WAV, WMA) (AVI) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (yes)

Other features

External accessory support
External keyboard
Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Ruggedized
no
TV out
yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (32 GB) (Flash) (microSD)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0

Hardware

RAM
2 GB
Model
64GB without cover

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Windows
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Windows (8)

Input

Keyboard
no

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
no

Media

Media playback
yes (MP3, WAV, WMA) (AVI) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (yes)

Other features

External accessory support
External keyboard
Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Ruggedized
no
TV out
yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (64 GB) (Flash) (microSD)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0

Hardware

RAM
2 GB