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Microsoft Surface RT (32GB) [Review]

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Microsoft Surface RT (32GB)


The Microsoft Surface RT tablet was recently on sale during the Black Friday sale for only $199.99 which is a great deal considering it is usually priced at $349.99. So, basically you save $150 which of course lead many people to go buy one, including myself. To some people $150 is not much, but to many that $150 can be used to buy something else, maybe a keyboard to go along with that Surface tablet?

The Microsoft RT tablet that went on sale during Black Friday was the 32GB model. One thing that is bad about this memory size is that about half of the 32GB memory is being allocated and used by the OS (Operating System) of the tablet which means you only get about 16GB for your own storage needs. So, be sure to have that in mind when picking up this device since you might need a little more room some time later on once you start storing files and media onto it.

The device itself is very sleek and thin since it has the dimensions of: 10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 in. It might not be the thinnest and light weight tablet out there, but it sure is thin enough and light enough to the point where you won't feel as though you are carrying around something very heavy that it becomes troublesome or bothersome.

The tablet has a resolution of: 1366 x768. It is no retina display, but however, it still manages to look beautiful with its vibrant colors that it is able to push out onto the display. Also, the aspect ratio of the display is: 16:9 (widescreen).

The tablet has a system memory of: 2GB RAM which makes it ideal for multitasking and running the basic of applications on this device easily and effectively.

This tablet tries to be a hybrid between a laptop and a tablet, and from using this device, I can safely say that it does the job well and exceeded my expectations a bit. It comes with full Office applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote which you will see on laptops, but hardly on tablets. The downside of having such a hybrid is the fact that the keyboard does not come included with the device, however, the good thing about this is that you can easily detach the keyboard from the device and just use it like a normal tablet device.

All in all, this device is very unique and great in its own set of ways. It has full Office applications, can be used as a tablet or a laptop depending on your preference or needs, and has a very sleek design that looks great, and did I forget to mention, it has a stand behind the device to stand it up on flat surfaces.


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