(Returned, Grade A(?)) Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows RT WiFi + 4G Tablet 10.1-Inches PC Tablet SIM Free/ UNLOCKED - Red £99 @ John Lewis (Bluewater)
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(Returned, Grade A(?)) Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows RT WiFi + 4G Tablet 10.1-Inches PC Tablet SIM Free/ UNLOCKED - Red £99 @ John Lewis (Bluewater)

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LocalFound 3rd Jan 2015
John LEWIS in Bluewater selling off RETURNED/USED Nokia Lumia 10.1" 4G/Wifi Windows RT stock. Saw about 15 units on the shelves for anyone who might be interested
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Windows RT is a dead end, Microsoft no longer make any devices that use it and seemed to have stopped development.

Not a good route to go down.
Microsoft's version of the Blackberry Playbook. Great hardware, useless software.
Edited by: "SUMMONER" 3rd Jan 2015
can you run android on it????? (_;)
guilbert53

Windows RT is a dead end, Microsoft no longer make any devices that use … Windows RT is a dead end, Microsoft no longer make any devices that use it and seemed to have stopped development.Not a good route to go down.



​I might stay clear of it then. Thanks for info. I wasn't too sure but maybe seems like false economy if it'll cause problems in the future.
rajeee3

​I might stay clear of it then. Thanks for info. I wasn't too sure but m … ​I might stay clear of it then. Thanks for info. I wasn't too sure but maybe seems like false economy if it'll cause problems in the future.



Yes, entirely a false economy. RT can't even run most normal windows software so it's very much like the BB Playbook, the HP TouchPad and a dead end. Sadly this doesn't have an Android option to at least make it a consideration for a cheap 10 inch tablet. That said there are many other alternatives around at the minute.
Astec123

Yes, entirely a false economy. RT can't even run most normal windows … Yes, entirely a false economy. RT can't even run most normal windows software so it's very much like the BB Playbook, the HP TouchPad and a dead end. Sadly this doesn't have an Android option to at least make it a consideration for a cheap 10 inch tablet. That said there are many other alternatives around at the minute.


An iPad can't run normal Apple PC software, the only tablets that can are windows based. RT still has drivers for most usb devices and printers which makes it very useful. Yes RT is dead but it still can do a lot iOS and Android cant
stuellis

An iPad can't run normal Apple PC software, the only tablets that can are … An iPad can't run normal Apple PC software, the only tablets that can are windows based. RT still has drivers for most usb devices and printers which makes it very useful. Yes RT is dead but it still can do a lot iOS and Android cant



I have no idea why you mention iOS and OSx. The point being made here is why buy RT when you can buy full windows on a 10 inch tablet, RT can't. There's no benefit of picking the RT option over and above a system running full W8/10 considering the price is the same.

It's a dead end that most users won't realise and considering the use most users have of these sorts of devices the 'benefits' you speak of are not worth talking about when they get the same benefits by getting a full fat windows OS tablet plus the ability to do vastly more.
Cold, you can pick up any number of decent full windows 8/10 tablets for £100 or less these days that are actually usable unlike this RT tab.
Not vote Cold/Hot. This one is useless to me. I saw a surface 2 the other day for 90 pounds at John Lewis. But it is damaged, no box and no charger. Like other users said, you can get a new one with full windows 10 for 100 pounds these days.
Shame MS killed off RT. It remains the only secure version of Windows free from malware risks. It also supports touch better than Windows 10. Good if you want a safe machine and don't want to worry about viruses. Pretty much obsolete if you want to use up to date apps.
4G makes this interesting for £100 but RT kills it.

Memory Mass memory1: 32 GB RAM: 2 GB Expandable memory card … Memory Mass memory1: 32 GB RAM: 2 GB Expandable memory card type: MicroSD User data storage: In device, Memory card



Couldn't you just stick a full version of Windows on it?
Dave_dave69

Couldn't you just stick a full version of Windows on it?


Doesn't have compatible hardware.
Oneday77

Doesn't have compatible hardware.



ah OK thanks
guilbert53

Windows RT is a dead end, Microsoft no longer make any devices that use … Windows RT is a dead end, Microsoft no longer make any devices that use it and seemed to have stopped development.Not a good route to go down.


thanks for the advice
Fully agree that if you can get a tablet running 'proper' Windows on it for the same price then go for that.
Saying that it is useless though is another matter. I have a Surface RT and an iPad 2, acquired at around the same time. Both aren't used for anything particularly complicated, but tend to sit on the coffee table for browsing etc. At first I used the iPad more because it handled better and the battery lasted longer. However, after a while I found so many limitations (or needed to buy apps to plug the gaps, I have never paid for an app in my life; without apps the iPad can't do ****) that I now use the Surface RT more. These are some of the things I can do on the Surface RT, which I can't do on the iPad: Stream photos, downloaded videos and music directly to my Netgear and D-Link media players and to my Sony TVs, print documents to my ancient HP LaserJet 4050 and my colour Dell 1320c, connect a mouse and work in desktop mode, connect a memory stick or USB hard disk to transfer data, download files and know where it went!, load photos from my camera's SD card, copy music to/from the device without making multiple copies by having to use the iTunes virus, stream/copy data to my Synology and Buffalo NAS drives, create/edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint docs, look in the file system and manage files, RDP to my desktop upstairs, use a better browser than the crappy iPad Safari and I'm sure there are others I use which I haven't remembered here. After the iOS9 update my iPad 2 runs like a dog, whereas the Surface runs quicker than it used to with the latest updates. I'm not saying RT is great or has an upgrade future, just saying it has its uses and I'm not planning to usurp its place on the coffee table any time soon.
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