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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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In the Box

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Along with your tablet, the packaging for the Surface includes a wall charger and assorted documentation. The touchpad accessory does not come with the tablet, and is an additional $119 if you choose a color other than black.

Handling

Not only is the tablet on the heavier side, but unless you have freakishly long thumbs, you won't be reaching the center of the screen any time soon due to the screen size, and it's very difficult to hold in one hand. Microsoft had the foresight to include a kickstand, however, but if you're on an airplane, you'll need to use the tray table, as the kickstand does not work well in your lap.

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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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