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Review: Surface RT, Microsoft's bid for a 'thing' of its own

At a Glance

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  • Microsoft Surface RT
    $499.00

    Surface RT is packed with productivity potential, and finds a certain measure of success in reinventing the tablet form factor. But its hardware isn't perfect, and its Windows RT operating system lacks...

At a Glance

Surface RT is packed with productivity potential, and finds a certain measure of success in reinventing the tablet form factor. But its hardware isn't perfect, and its Windows RT operating system lacks flexibility and app support.

Price when rated: $499 for 32GB tablet alone; $599 for 32GB tablet plus Touch Cover; $699 for 64GB tablet plus Touch Cover

Pros

  • Inspired industrial design; nifty kickstand and keyboard options
  • Fun, fluid, powerful touch gestures
  • Delivers legit Microsoft Office support--on a tablet, no less!

Cons

  • Display isn't world-class
  • Windows RT is the hobbled alternative to Windows 8
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