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Microsoft Surface RT

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2284 reviews of Microsoft Surface RT. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the battery and reliability are overall positive. The durability and design also get good feedback, whereas the GPS navigation and apps get critical opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the screen and size.

performance, design, durability, reliability, battery

portability, camera, apps, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface RT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Surface RT

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 user reviews of Microsoft Surface RT from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. There are some mixed reviews about the performance and price.

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Surface RT

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1152 user reviews of Microsoft Surface RT from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Microsoft Surface RT (32GB) review

 

Microsoft finally enters the tablet arena

Solid build ; Built-in kick-stand, USB socket and SD card slot ; Decent headphone sound

Poor selection of apps ; Not the most intuitive experience ; Can be slow to respond

A good attempt at an all-rounder, but the Surface needs some performance tweaks

Dec, 2012

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Microsoft Surface with Windows RT review

 

The new Microsoft Surface RT feels like a natural competitor for an iPad. But, with the promise of Windows, it might be an alternative to an ultrabook

Feels good and chunky ; Nice keyboards ; Office, if you need it

Split personality OS ; Lack of apps ; No Retina display

Cool but compromised, novel but niche, the Surface is perhaps just a little too different to find a place in your life

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft Surface RT

 

In many ways, Microsoft is typical of a massive company. It's visibly slow to react to things, and it takes a very long time for the firm to manoeuvre. But 2012 is looking like the year it finally gets its ducks in a row. Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and...

Solid build quality, Windows RT is great on tablets, this is the closest a tablet comes to a laptop experience, great battery life, screen is brilliant, largely crash-free

Keyboards are expensive, kickstand angle isn't perfect or adjustable, camera is unforgivably bad, Microsoft app store still lacking

We're sold, honestly, on the Surface RT. It's not cheap, but it's priced aggressively enough that people will give it some thought before they snap up an iPad.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : James Stables Dan Grabham (techradar.com)

Microsoft Surface RT review

 

Microsoft heeds its competitors' lessons with its Windows RT tablet

Excellent keyboards ; Useful kick-stand ; Great for Windows RT ; Stylish look and premium feel

Poor selection of apps ; Standard display ; Heavier than iPad ; Sluggish graphical performance

Surface represents a great value tablet that will get stronger with time, so if you're looking for a superb all-round Windows tablet which can double as a work machine, with bags of potential and head-turning appeal, then Surface should be high on your...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Basil Kronfli (recombu.com)

Microsoft Surface RT Review: In Depth

 

The Microsoft Surface RT, is it a tablet? Is it a PC replacement? Is it a netbook for the modern day tech head? One thing...

Attractive app design

Poor stills camera

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : David Court (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface RT vs iPad 4 comparison review

 

The bottom price of each tablet is exactly the same, it is worth pointing out that the £399 price of the surface does not include a Touch Cover, which is an accessory that is pretty integral to the slick use of the Windows tablet. If you want the Touch...

It really is difficult to say one of these tablets is "the tablet you should buy" as the needs of each person are completely different. We can say - in very loose terms - that if you're looking to buy a tablet to be used alongside your laptop, then the...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface RT review

 

A beautifully-made and fantastically flexible tablet which is great for working on the move, but it's not without its problems

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface RT video review

 

With the Surface's full-size USB port, you can side-load movies and music directly into the Windows RT desktop. There are front- and rear-facing 720 HD cameras.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface RT review

 

Microsoft's first tablet is upon us in the form of the Surface RT. Is Microsoft too late to the market or is the Surface good enough to entice iPad and Android users to switch? Find out in our Surface RT review.

The Surface RT is a very well built and cleverly designed tablet. There's decent hardware on offer and Windows RT runs smoothly but at present a lack of decent Modern UI apps is a big issue.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface RT vs Apple iPad comparison review

 

Microsoft has announced its two Surface tablets which will enter the tablet market in a few months' time.

The Surface RT and iPad are similar yet very different devices. We can't reach a verdict as to which is better so look out for our full review when the Surface RT launches.

Jun, 2012

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