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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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Operating System
  • Windows 8
Length (short end) 274 in.
Width (long end) 171 in.
Thickness 9 in.
Weight 680 lbs.
Processor Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3
Music & Audio Playback Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes
Audio Input None
Music & Audio Output 3.5mm
Display Resolution Width 768
Display Resolution Height 1366
Built-in Microphone Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Output Yes
Internal Memory 2
EBook Battery Life 8 Hours, 8 Minutes
Audio Battery Life Over 24 hours
Video Battery Life 8 Hours, 54 Minutes
HDMI Output Yes (cable not included)
Composite Output No
Component Output No
S-Video Output No
WiFi 802.11n
Cellular Network
  • None
Audio Formats Supported
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
  • OGG
  • AIFF
  • FLAC
  • WAV (DRM protected)
  • MIDI
  • m4a
  • Unknown
Memory Card
  • Micro SDHC
Video Formats Supported
  • H.264
  • H.263
  • MPEG-4
  • .m4v
  • .mp4
  • .avi
  • WMV
  • .mpg
USB USB
Product Type Tablet
Original Price 499

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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