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Microsoft Surface / Surface RT (1st gen, 2012)

Microsoft Surface / Surface RT (1st gen, 2012)
alaScore 90

2412 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2412 reviews of Microsoft Surface / Surface RT (1st gen, 2012). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface / Surface RT (1st gen, 2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Surface / Surface RT (1st gen, 2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 177 user reviews of Microsoft Surface / Surface RT (1st gen, 2012) 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.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Surface / Surface RT (1st gen, 2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1152 user reviews of Microsoft Surface / Surface RT (1st gen, 2012) 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, 2020

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 (t3.com)

Microsoft Surface review

 

The Microsoft Surface RT is the brand's flagship Windows 8 device

Battery life ; Expandable storage ; Multitasking

Not lap-friendly ; Slow loading times ; Lack of apps

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

Price comparison for Microsoft Surface / Surface RT (1st gen, 2012)

  Store     Price
Microsoft Surface GO 2 10 Inch Tablet PC - (Silver)...
Starting at just 544g (not including Type Cover), with new 10.5 Inch touchscreen
£399.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12.3” Tablet (Platinum)...
Next-gen laptop with the versatility of a studio and tablet, so you can type, touch, draw, write, work and...
£789.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 Ultra-Thin 13.5”...
Clean, elegant design - thin and light, starting at just 1.2 kg, Surface Laptop 3 is easy to carry and...
£949.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12.3” Tablet (Platinum)...
Next-gen laptop with the versatility of a studio and tablet, so you can type, touch, draw, write, work and...
£699.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface GO 2 10 Inch Tablet PC - (Silver)...
Use as a 2-in-1 laptop when you combine with a Type Cover* and enjoy tablet portability with laptop...
£584.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 Ultra-Thin 13.5”...
Clean, elegant design - thin and light, starting at just 1.2 kg, Surface Laptop 3 is easy to carry and...
£1269.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Dock Station (2x HD Video ports...
All the ports you need - with two high-definition video ports, a gigabit Ethernet port, four high-speed USB...
£187.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5-Inch Notebook (Silver)...
Most powerful Surface laptop yet, with quad-core powered, 10th Gen Intel Core processors.
£1402.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12.3” Tablet (Black) - Intel...
Next-gen laptop with the versatility of a studio and tablet, so you can type, touch, draw, write, work and...
£1125.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 12.3 Inch Tablet - (Silver)...
Across town or around the world, the new Surface Pro 6 is your perfectly light, incredibly powerful travel...
£879.00 TO SHOP

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