microsoft Surface Tablet, NVIDIA Tegra 3, Windows RT, 10.6", Wi-Fi, 64GB + FREE Keyboard Cover, Blue @ john lewis for 299
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microsoft Surface Tablet, NVIDIA Tegra 3, Windows RT, 10.6", Wi-Fi, 64GB + FREE Keyboard Cover, Blue @ john lewis for 299

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Way overpriced.

Android tablets are cheaper
And a hell of a lot more popular

mrtech007

Android tablets are cheaperAnd a hell of a lot more popular



An Android tablet isn't capable of replacing a netbook or laptop, whereas this is. Big difference. The Surface RT is a real bargain at these sorts of prices.

ian_uk1975

An Android tablet isn't capable of replacing a netbook or laptop, whereas … An Android tablet isn't capable of replacing a netbook or laptop, whereas this is. Big difference. The Surface RT is a real bargain at these sorts of prices.


ian_uk1975

An Android tablet isn't capable of replacing a netbook or laptop, whereas … An Android tablet isn't capable of replacing a netbook or laptop, whereas this is. Big difference. The Surface RT is a real bargain at these sorts of prices.



Surface RT isnt capable of replacing a netbook or laptop as well.

haleluohao

Surface RT isnt capable of replacing a netbook or laptop as well.



For a light user, it is and does so very effectively.

Better off with a chromebook then. More capable than this rt crap.

An Android tablet can do most of what a laptop does, particularly with a bluetooth keyboard or a dedicated solution like the Asus Transformer Range. MS Office is becoming less and less compulsory outside of the workplace, and if its for the workplace I assume your boss will buy it.

I've only seen the RT briefly in Tescos, it didn't have the keyboard , but as a tablet it seemed well made but slightly too big to be portable. They seem to have a fundamental design flaw as a laptop replacement in that..............you can't use them on your lap !! - even their own TV ad seems to emphasise that.

I'm not voting but I can't help thinking there's a lot better ways to spend £300, especially as there is real possibility that the RT variant of the Surface may not have a lot of legs. You can get a very reasonable laptop for £300 these days, has to be a better bet.

You can actually use a Surface on your lap... use it in tablet mode with the soft keyboard or you can use the touch or type covers, although it is slightly precarious.

Yes, you can get a half-decent laptop for £300, but a laptop isn't a tablet. The surface is the best fusion between laptop and tablet IMO. Of course there are compromises... as a tablet, it's slightly bulky compared to an iPad and, as a laptop, it's not going to be suitable for power users, but that's why the Surface Pro exists. I own a Surface RT and it's a great crossover device.

Well each to their own - for me it's not a crossover - it's worst of both worlds, big, cumbersome tablet, and non-lap (or precarious) laptop. If I wanted one thing to cover both bases I'd definitely be looking at the Asus Transformer range. Android and Apple also have enough of a market share to guarantee support and development - I doubt the RTs do....in fact MS seems to be in self-destruct mode across the entire product range.

The Transformer is nowhere near as elegant a solution as the Surface... a colleague has one and he hasn't touched it since he got a Surface RT through work. Android is firmly a mobile OS and there are significant constraints trying to use it as a desktop OS. Windows RT / 8 is a very good hybrid desktop / tablet OS and makes the transition between using a PC at home or work and using a Surface very easy and intuitive.

I have one and think its great, does all home user requirements and supports USB accessories and printers. Plug in a keyboard and Bluetooth mouse and I can log onto my work Citrix desktop. Same weight and battery life as the latest iPad but can do a hell of a lot more with full network functionality with home group access.

Its replaced my laptop. I now have a high end desktop and one of these. My iPad is now my wifes as I don't use it

The T100 transformer runs Windows 8.1 and the keyboard and tablet dock properly. Anyway, as I say, each to their own.

blacklion1725

The T100 transformer runs Windows 8.1 and the keyboard and tablet dock … The T100 transformer runs Windows 8.1 and the keyboard and tablet dock properly. Anyway, as I say, each to their own.



Ah, ok, wasn't aware there was a Transformer running Windows 8.x. Looks like a decent alternative.

I tried a T100 in John Lewis and it seemed unresponsive in comparison to high end tablets. That said its a quality product with full windows 8 at a good price.

surface rt is just a tablet, cant use x86 applications.
surface pro is the one you can use windows desktop application

Only worth 99 pounds.

haleluohao

surface rt is just a tablet, cant use x86 applications. surface pro is … surface rt is just a tablet, cant use x86 applications. surface pro is the one you can use windows desktop application



That's not quite correct... yes, the RT cannot run x86 apps, but it can run Windows desktop apps such as Office, IE, etc, which MSFT have ported to ARM architecture. The Surface RT offers a full desktop experience. App choice is limited compared to the Pro, but it's perfectly fine for a light user.
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