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Microsoft Surface Tablet Review

It may look the part, but the Surface RT has a long way to go before it can compete well.

October 26, 2012
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Music & Audio Controls

Controlling your music in the XBox Music interface isn't all that bad, though there are a few quirks. You can use files you've imported on your own from a thumb drive, or you can stream/buy music from XBox Music, Microsoft's replacement to the Zune service. Once you've navigated the Metro-style interface to the files you want, tap them, and they'll start playing. The control scheme is minimal, but functional, though advanced options are mysteriously absent.

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Very little real estate is actual control, but it looks cool.

Music & Audio Management

Because Windows RT is at the very core a version of windows, files are managed in a nested system of folder libraries like they would be on a personal computer. You can use the Metro interface to browse these folders through the respective app if need be, which saves a lot of time.

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XBox music is interesting looking, but takes a little while to get used to.
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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Internet Apps
  9. Conclusion
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