As the name implies, the Surface RT runs Windows 8 RT, rather than a pure version of Windows 8. While this variation on Windows 8 is built to support ARM-based chips and provide better battery life, it does have certain shortcomings, such as the inability to any apps other than those found in the Windows Store. It has a 10.6-inch display. Optional cases can do double-duty as keyboards.
- Exceptional design and hardware performance
- Highly practical USB port
- Long-lasting battery
- Office applications and SkyDrive integration
- Identical user interface as on Windows 8
- Low display resolution
- Problems with Touch Cover
- Small back-facing camera resolution
- Slow and unstable Windows Mail
- Amount of currently available applications
Quick TakeThose who want a reduced-sized notebook, and not a blown-up version of a smartphone, will get the most out of the Surface.
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