Microsoft Surface 32 GB including touch keyboard £249 with code at Tesco Direct
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Microsoft Surface 32 GB including touch keyboard £249 with code at Tesco Direct

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Found 13th Nov 2013
Microsoft Surface 32GB at £249 using voucher code TDX-CP4D
plus possibly quidco or TCB.

Note this is the RT model
- shuwaz

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Product Details

Ultra thin and lightweight in design, the Surface RT is Microsoft's sleek, on-the-go tablet. Stay connected at all times as Microsoft introduces Connected Standby technology so you are always connected even if your Surface is asleep. Check social networking updates, emails and text messages on the lock screen, keeping up with all the things that matter to you most.

Equipped with high tech software, the Surface RT is the ultimate entertainment tablet, and with 1000s of Apps and online games to choose from, you'll never run out of ways to play. All gaming must be balanced out with work, which is why the Microsoft Surface RT tablet has integrated popular applications including Office Home and Student 2013 including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote, all optimised for Surface’s touch screen.

For added convenience the Surface has an integrated kickstand that provides support and flexibility. Flip out the kickstand for hands-free entertainment, whether you're watching a movie or shooting a video. Made with VaporMg casing, the tablet is crafted to be tough yet elegant, without the inconvenience of excessive bulk. Weighing only 1.5lb, the tablet is incredibly smooth, easy to handle and touch, with the advantage of durability so you can take it with you on the go.

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Product specifications

Key Information
Hard Drive Capacity 32GB
Colour Black
Type Tablet
Display & Graphics
Screen Size (in) 10.6
Screen Type LCD
Processor
Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-Core
Processor Model Number NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-Core
Memory
Memory (RAM) 2GB
Compatibility
Optical Drive Type None
Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows® 8 RT
Network & Communication
Wireless Built-in 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth® Y
Interfaces/Ports
Number Of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Built-in Devices
Built-in Webcam Y
Power
Battery Life (hrs) 8
Dimensions
Product Height 172.0 Millimetre
Product Width 274.0 Millimetre
Product Depth 9.4 Millimetre
Product Weight 0.88 Kilogram

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Good price but I think ill wait for the surface 2 to come down in price a bit

It is rumoured that the surface 1 will come down to £100 at xmas

this was posted a couple weeks ago at Tesco for same price using code.

you need to edit your title as it's not Microsfot, people will think it's a chinese copy lol

Original Poster

Edited.. Thanks.

mannin

you need to edit your title as it's not Microsfot, people will think it's … you need to edit your title as it's not Microsfot, people will think it's a chinese copy lol

The price should make it clear to most people that it's an RT - but I came flying in here just in case it wasn't

Product Details confirm it is an RT though wishful thinking eh

jwt360

It is rumoured that the surface 1 will come down to £100 at xmas



Where does that come from? Your mate in the pub? Very much doubt it.

What is actually wrong with an RT? Im new to buying tablets so I'm looking for a good one and this seems to have good reviews but a lot of people on here give it a negative response due it to being an RT. Would anyone explain to me whats wrong with it please? Thanks

Bure11

What is actually wrong with an RT? Im new to buying tablets so I'm … What is actually wrong with an RT? Im new to buying tablets so I'm looking for a good one and this seems to have good reviews but a lot of people on here give it a negative response due it to being an RT. Would anyone explain to me whats wrong with it please? Thanks


Can only install programs from the Microsoft store. No third party programs or apps whatsoever.

Sweetchuck

Can only install programs from the Microsoft store. No third party … Can only install programs from the Microsoft store. No third party programs or apps whatsoever.


Thanks a lot, is that the only issue with it? Or is there any other problems with RT?

Bure11

Thanks a lot, is that the only issue with it? Or is there any other … Thanks a lot, is that the only issue with it? Or is there any other problems with RT?

I think it's general consensus that the RT is somewhat limited in the amount of time it will be around. Uptake has been low, and it's only Microsoft that seem determined to be pushing it as an operating system. I could well be wrong but in my opinion, it will be phased out from being implemented in new (as in new models of) tablets

Whether it's for you (or not) will ultimately boil down to what you want to use it for - for most, the non-RT version offers more functionality, and more compatibility with app's that you will be familiar with using on a desktop PC

edit: This is the first link I came across - but it may be worth just having a Google for opinions on RT:
techrepublic.com/blo…er/

(you'll note it conflicts with my opinion that RT is a dying breed - so shows what I know )

Edited by: "LV123" 13th Nov 2013

I have the Surface 2 (also RT) and personally I like it. I wanted a tablet with a proper keyboard and full Microsoft office but not having to fiddle with full on windows as I have a powerful desktop anyway.

For my use it is great and it has the proper internet explorer 11 which runs flash and is smooth and quick so actually having limited app support is irrelevant when you have a decent browser. For example BBC iPlayer isn't on the windows store but the BBC website is actually perfectly workable and plays in full HD happily, where as an iPad requires an app as it cant do flash. I wont say that Windows RT is for everyone as it clearly has its limitations but if you want media consumption, web browsing and light office work it cant be faulted. If you just want a toy or entertainment only, then an iPad or Android tablet is better.

edit: One last note this is my experience with Surface 2, which from what ive read is improved over the 1 but cant comment directly on the faults of the first version. The second doesn't have any real faults with glowing reviews all round minus apps.

Edited by: "sharzam1" 13th Nov 2013

Sweetchuck

Can only install programs from the Microsoft store. No third party … Can only install programs from the Microsoft store. No third party programs or apps whatsoever.



So it's exactly like the ipad then, in that you can only use apps from the store.... Yes, there are more on the App Store.

lovol

So it's exactly like the ipad then, in that you can only use apps from … So it's exactly like the ipad then, in that you can only use apps from the store.... Yes, there are more on the App Store.


At least you can jailbreak an iPad to run apps from outside the App Store. It's far more difficult to do this for the Surface RT.

I bought the Surface RT 64gb a couple of months ago and more than happy with it as it does what I need it to.
Easily copy films/music/photos to it via either usb stick or the micro sd card slot
Connect any Bluetooth keyboard & mouse
Comes with RT version of Office which now includes Outlook
I have an ipad for playing about on but this is a great tool for actual working on

lovol

So it's exactly like the ipad then, in that you can only use apps from … So it's exactly like the ipad then, in that you can only use apps from the store.... Yes, there are more on the App Store.



This is what I can't understand - the iPad can only run apps from their App Store (jail breaking is not the norm, so it's unfair to compare) yet it hardly ever gets a mention. RT tablets can only run apps from the MS store and they get repeatedly slated for it.

If you want to run the respective 'desktop software' you buy an Apple laptop or Surface Pro/8.1 device/laptop. Why the confusion/constant bitchin'?
Edited by: "Sponge" 15th Nov 2013

I just bought one from Argos for 269 . I expected to get the 32gb version but was well chuffed when they handed over a 64gb one .

How did we get to arguing about iPad's vs RT's on a Surface thread?

The real argument should be down to whether you think you need RT or Pro... otherwise you may as well throw Android into the mix

For me, RT doesn't do what I require - for others, it may.

All down to personal preference.
Edited by: "LV123" 21st Nov 2013

Banned

Shame you can't select colour of keyboard.
Hate black it's just too common and vulnerable to dust.
Edited by: "iMIAHi" 23rd Nov 2013

mannin

you need to edit your title as it's not Microsfot, people will think it's … you need to edit your title as it's not Microsfot, people will think it's a chinese copy lol



LOL experienced :P what an insight
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