Microsoft Surface RT 32GB Tablet inc. Touch Keyboard  £249 @Tesco with code TDX-CP4D
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Microsoft Surface RT 32GB Tablet inc. Touch Keyboard £249 @Tesco with code TDX-CP4D

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bargain!

269 Clubcard points too!

Thanks OP

I'm surprised this isn't in the 500°+ already. Wonderful build quality, manufactured by a well established company, includes MS Office and comes with a touch keyboard and for under £250. What more could one ask for given the price?

Just shame it's RT, otherwise hot, added heat regardless, still a good deal.

Currys sell this for £320. great deal

Can you remove RT? Its pants.

sbellseb

Can you remove RT? Its pants.



The RT has an ARM processor , so no .. you can't I'm afraid

Edited by: "mbond65" 1st Nov 2013

That's why it's cheap already then?

but this is the old, now out of date, version

A very good deal, especially when it includes a touch cover. I wish we had a similar deal for the Surface 2....I am still holding out!

Fantastic deal, very tempted but want the Surface 2.

Asus Transformer T100 should launch soon for about this price, comes with a keyboard too but runs full Windows 8.1 and has Microsoft office included.

RT has little future, I believe Microsoft are only company left manufacturing RT tablets, So this is the most niche product from a niche tablet manufacturer, will Windows tablets make it to a viable market share? Well, I guess Microsoft have a good track record of forcing their way into sectors, but I would expect RT to be dropped in near future. Buy with your eyes open.

It should (and will) be below £200, now that Surface 2 is on sale for max of £359. Just wait a month or so. Or even better, hold on for 1st gen ‘Pro’ version (a properly packaged i5 machine in a tablet form) to go down – should be >30% off before too long…
Edited by: "olmer" 1st Nov 2013

purplegoldfish

I'm surprised this isn't in the 500°+ already. Wonderful build quality, … I'm surprised this isn't in the 500°+ already. Wonderful build quality, manufactured by a well established company, includes MS Office and comes with a touch keyboard and for under £250. What more could one ask for given the price?



Too heavy as a tablet, too lacking in functionality as a laptop (particularly with the membrane keyboard), can't use it on your lap, ridiculous kickstand, useless OS etc.

If you want a secondary computer for portability etc but which is usable for basic tasks, the HP Chromebook 11 would be what I'd get. £210.

Edited by: "Picard123" 1st Nov 2013

Soundless

RT has little future, I believe Microsoft are only company left … RT has little future, I believe Microsoft are only company left manufacturing RT tablets, So this is the most niche product from a niche tablet manufacturer, will Windows tablets make it to a viable market share? Well, I guess Microsoft have a good track record of forcing their way into sectors, but I would expect RT to be dropped in near future. Buy with your eyes open.



Wrong:

nokia.com/gb-…20/

Not Apple, voted cold

"Surface RT" - Dead on Arrival, don't waste your money on this.

Picard123

Too heavy as a tablet, too lacking in functionality as a laptop … Too heavy as a tablet, too lacking in functionality as a laptop (particularly with the membrane keyboard), can't use it on your lap, ridiculous kickstand, useless OS etc.If you want a secondary computer for portability etc but which is usable for basic tasks, the HP Chromebook 11 would be what I'd get. £210.



HaHa Chromebook lol, some people really do make me laugh, next you will be saying google docs compares to office that comes with the surface RT for free

Ruzzy

HaHa Chromebook lol, some people really do make me laugh, next you will … HaHa Chromebook lol, some people really do make me laugh, next you will be saying google docs compares to office that comes with the surface RT for free


Lol u beat me to it. That comment made me laugh... X)

The asus t100 is £100 more, and the 64gb which is the one you want is £150 more! Its much cheaper from US though.

creamola

Wrong: http://www.nokia.com/gb-en/phones/tablet/lumia2520/



What is the name of the company that has just bought Nokia??

Buy an RT tablet if you want, I won't be doing so.............
techreport.com/new…-rt
en.wikipedia.org/wik…_RT

seems niche to me. Can you see a long term future for RT Tablets?

Original Poster

Surface RT is actually a pretty decent tablet (even more so since windows 8.1) and it way to much hate. Yea its not the new Surface but there's not much difference spec wise, just slight improvements. Plus this comes with the touch cover! And this is way cheaper than any other retailer at the mo. Ooh and people saying "its old now" so are all the iPad3 and most of the galaxy tabs/nexus that get voted hot on here all the time.

When will they manage to squeeze out an official youtube app?

people are saying long term here, who will keep a tablet long term? a year and it's our of date, this is a good price if you use the office stuff alone. people just like to talk bad about Microsoft the same way they **** of apple.....

hot btw

Picard123

Too heavy as a tablet, too lacking in functionality as a laptop … Too heavy as a tablet, too lacking in functionality as a laptop (particularly with the membrane keyboard), can't use it on your lap, ridiculous kickstand, useless OS etc.If you want a secondary computer for portability etc but which is usable for basic tasks, the HP Chromebook 11 would be what I'd get. £210.



Really wanted to like this tablet, especially the Pro but you are right. Using the Pro 2 this week and it's just not a good tablet and too awkward to be a laptop replacement. Hoping version 3 sorts out these issues, but this is a cracking price if your sold on this tablet.

Banned

Really interested in this for my 50Gb of Libronix books. Is there a real big difference in this and the surface 2? It would be nice to have these books on a tablet (many are not available on the new Logos system should someone suggest I upgrade).
Thanks

The big question is 'How many more of these are there in warehouses and is Microsoft going to crush them or sell them?" The Microsoft accounting write down on these machines was vast - $900 million on unsold stock - nearly one billion dollars! What is happening to these machines? They are hardly ubiquitous. If Microsoft wants to sell them and there are vast numbers of them, the price will have to drop until they do sell in vast numbers - unless they do an Atari and bury them in the desert. My guess is they'll get down to £150.

Soundless

RT has little future, I believe Microsoft are only company left … RT has little future, I believe Microsoft are only company left manufacturing RT tablets, So this is the most niche product from a niche tablet manufacturer, will Windows tablets make it to a viable market share? Well, I guess Microsoft have a good track record of forcing their way into sectors, but I would expect RT to be dropped in near future. Buy with your eyes open.



complete rubbish your talking.

It's cheaper than elsewhere - that makes it hot for me. Thanks OP and all contributers for educating me on RT tablets

Picard123

Too heavy as a tablet, too lacking in functionality as a laptop … Too heavy as a tablet, too lacking in functionality as a laptop (particularly with the membrane keyboard), can't use it on your lap, ridiculous kickstand, useless OS etc.If you want a secondary computer for portability etc but which is usable for basic tasks, the HP Chromebook 11 would be what I'd get. £210.



disagree with most of those points.

Was waiting for the Asus T100 also because it should have been close to this RT price but as always, rip off Britian means we will be paying £349 not the $349 our lucky US friends will be paying.

Can you download stuff off the internet e.g steam (not actually downloading steam but just an example)?

Original Poster

No you cannnot. You can download apps from the windows store (akin to other tablets) downloads from the internet are .exe (legacy) programmes and don't work. windows RT is basically a stripped down version of windows.

Not great as a primary device due to well known limitations.

It is an interesting product, but with too many compromises in the execution. Especially Windows RT is just a potpourri of inconsistent ideas. MS might kill it in the near future, or they could develop it into a more typical tablet system more like Windows Phone by removing the desktop features. If they do that, it may actually be quite nice, but still compromised by some strange hardware decisions. I don't think it's worth even this reduced again price.

Soundless, you are incorrect (kind of). Nokia has announced an rt tablet. I know they will be part of Microsoft but not yet.
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